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I want to get a 780, and these are my main options (Core/Boost speed in MHz), and prices are in Canadian dollars after shipping but before tax.

$599 - EVGA Classified (993/1046)
$585 - MSI Lightning (980/1033)
$585 - ASUS DC2OC (889/941)
$570 - GIGABYTE (1017/1071)
$560 - This other EVGA (967/1020)
$549 - This other EVGA (980/1033)

Any suggestions? I don't really care about noise levels, and I also don't really want to have to mess with any vBios or flash stuff.
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Originally Posted by Aelius View Post

I want to get a 780, and these are my main options (Core/Boost speed in MHz), and prices are in Canadian dollars after shipping but before tax.

$599 - EVGA Classified (993/1046)
$585 - MSI Lightning (980/1033)
$585 - ASUS DC2OC (889/941)
$570 - GIGABYTE (1017/1071)
$560 - This other EVGA (967/1020)
$549 - This other EVGA (980/1033)

Any suggestions? I don't really care about noise levels, and I also don't really want to have to mess with any vBios or flash stuff.
The Classified and the Lightning cards generally have the best build quality and components. But the Lightning cannot be hacked to get more than 1.212v so I would recommend the Classified.

As for flashing, you can get the most out of your card only after you have flashed it to a custom BIOS. But I think after you see the difference between the performance with a custom BIOS and the stock BIOS, you will be convinced to flash to a custom BIOS.
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Yeah the order those cards are listed in by price is pretty much the order they are in by performance/quality. From what I read on here a lot of people prefer the classified as it has samsung memory (I think it can generally be overclocked higher or something) rather than the elpida in the lightning but I have also read that there is hardly any difference in quality between the two. If you can afford it I'd go for the classified or the lightning, I reckon the lightning will have the better cooler and both should be high quality in the PCB/component department.
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Any suggestions? I don't really care about noise levels, and I also don't really want to have to mess with any vBios or flash stuff.



3yrs warranty and who ever is going to give you the best after sales support - my choice would be gigabyte, but then i'm in the UK thumb.gif
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3yrs warranty and who ever is going to give you the best after sales support - my choice would be gigabyte, but then i'm in the UK thumb.gif

Yeah that's also something to take into consideration, being in Canada I'd say EVGA is probably your best option.
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Yes multiplayer, I am surprised you can't average around 60fps on a Titan with no msaa and resolution scale at 150%. I would have thought even with 4xMSAA and that resolution scale you would average around 50-60.
Thank you for letting me know. I'll look into it. smile.gif
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Yeah the order those cards are listed in by price is pretty much the order they are in by performance/quality. From what I read on here a lot of people prefer the classified as it has samsung memory (I think it can generally be overclocked higher or something) rather than the elpida in the lightning but I have also read that there is hardly any difference in quality between the two. If you can afford it I'd go for the classified or the lightning, I reckon the lightning will have the better cooler and both should be high quality in the PCB/component department.
Yes, but the Lightning cannot be hacked to avail more than 1.212v, and without the extra voltage, all that high-end cooling and components won't be put to proper use. On the other hand, the Classified can go above 1.212v and take advantage of the cooler and components. This is why I am advocating the Classified and not the Lightning.
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Thank you for letting me know. I'll look into it. smile.gif
Yes, but the Lightning cannot be hacked to avail more than 1.212v, and without the extra voltage, all that high-end cooling and components won't be put to proper use. On the other hand, the Classified can go above 1.212v and take advantage of the cooler and components. This is why I am advocating the Classified and not the Lightning.

I know, I'm not telling him to buy the lightning instead. As I said in my last post too because the classified is regarded as the best and also because he lives in Canada I'd go with the EVGA classified for both the quality of the product itself and the warranty.
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