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Which 780 to get, and is my PSU sufficient?

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I want to get a 780, but I don't know if my 650W PSU would be able to handle it. My system is in my signature.

If my PSU is sufficient, does anyone have any suggestions for which brand to get? Preferably an already overclocked one. I don't want to mess around with any vBios or flash stuff, I just want to be able to plug it in and use it, and maybe OC it further with something like EVGA's Precision X.

These are my main options on Newegg (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)


Thanks.

EDIT: Oh, and I don't really care about how much noise it makes.
Edited by Aelius - 1/6/14 at 5:39pm
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either the Asus DCU2

or the EVGA SC option or Classified option.

Really i think the asus was built for people like you and I So much so that I myself own 3 of them!
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Originally Posted by Aelius View Post

I want to get a 780, but I don't know if my 650W PSU would be able to handle it. My system is in my signature.

If my PSU is sufficient, does anyone have any suggestions for which brand to get? Preferably an already overclocked one. I don't want to mess around with any vBios or flash stuff, I just want to be able to plug it in and use it, and maybe OC it further with something like EVGA's Precision X.

These are my main options on Newegg (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)


Thanks.

EDIT: Oh, and I don't really care about how much noise it makes.

I just recently bought the EVGA 780 FTW (url=http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130951). I would highly recommend it. It has a secondary BIOS that allows you a 110% power limit and a wider fan control range. I was able to easily add +39 to the core clock without even touching the voltage and I've had no issues. Only reason I haven't went higher is because with this card there really isn't a need to.

If you have any questions about the EVGA FTW edition, just let me know and I'll do my best to answer your question.
Edited by Tyler Dalton - 1/6/14 at 6:01pm
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Classified 780 is the best 780 released imo.

Your 650w psu is more than enough.
    
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Classified 780 is the best 780 released imo.

Your 650w psu is more than enough.

What makes the Classified the best? The GIGABYTE is $30 cheaper and has more speed, but I'm not sure if speed is all that matters...
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_780_Direct_Cu_II_OC/29.html

Without voltage/bios mod's the Asus should OC better than anything else. Though it is a low clock out of the box the headroom is great because of the non-ref power delivery design.
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Classified 780 has the ability to overvolt and the board can handle it. The Vanilla 780 can use the 1.3v mod and up to 1.6v hack if you wished to do so, but the board isn't built to handle it.

About the Classified, going by benches around OCN, it is the consistent winner. But I think to really benefit from using the Classy, you'd need an EK water block to stretch it's legs.

If it was me, I'd get the Classified 780 anyways even if I just left it air cooled. Also you can use the Classified tool to get 1.35v.
    
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