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The best purchase cost effectively for an enthusiast that cares about that sort of cost effectiveness was absolutely right at the point the 780s regulars dropped like a rock late last year in price.

Of course there is no way of knowing the future so it's retroactive and Captain Hindsight but it's obviously the best purchase of that kind one could have done the last 12 months.
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Bugs seem to always screw up potentially high-longevity purchases for me. I bought the 8800GTX at release, and in hindsight that card had excellent longevity on paper. But it just so happened that 30% of my gaming at the time was UT2004 (not to mention other UE2 games), and the 8800 series had a driver bug that caused stutter in all UE2 games, which the muppets at Nvidia took well over a year to address. By that time I loathed the 8800GTX. There was also an Nvidia bug in Crysis (that I think persists to this day), that had me dabble in the 3870x2 when I should have still been enjoying a long ride with the 8800GTX.
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Bugs seem to always screw up potentially high-longevity purchases for me. I bought the 8800GTX at release, and in hindsight that card had excellent longevity on paper. But it just so happened that 30% of my gaming at the time was UT2004 (not to mention other UE2 games), and the 8800 series had a driver bug that caused stutter in all UE2 games, which the muppets at Nvidia took well over a year to address. By that time I loathed the 8800GTX. There was also an Nvidia bug in Crysis (that I think persists to this day), that had me dabble in the 3870x2 when I should have still been enjoying a long ride with the 8800GTX.

I think you and I may be kindred spirits!

8800GTX SLI


Which I then sold after buying this card. Look familiar?


I bought that baby within days of its launch and immediately began a very frustrating experience. Initially drivers for that card were horrible and nothing seemed to work as it was supposed to. It finally drove me to the point that I boxed it back up, grabbed the receipt, and got ready for a drive to Micro Center. It just so happened AMD released a new driver that very same day so I thought I would at least try it. Sure enough that one driver release fixed the vast majority of the problems I was experiencing. After that it was a pretty smooth experience.

The 3870x2 ironically was a good example of what can happen when you adopt something new too soon. Waiting a little while not only gives an opportunity to hear about the successes and/or failures of the early adopters, but could also could save cash since new hardware is most expensive on launch day.
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There is just no way I would ditch a 4770k for a 5930k, if I only run 1 or 2 GPUs & don't run surround.

from a gaming stand point, ofc.
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So should I sell my EVGA 780TI ref with back plate now or wait a little longer?
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So should I sell my EVGA 780TI ref with back plate now or wait a little longer?

I would just wait. No reason to jump to a 6gb card if you are on a single monitor under 4k resolution.
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So should I sell my EVGA 780TI ref with back plate now or wait a little longer?

I would without a doubt hang on to it. I think you should at least wait and see what the 8-series is all about. Everything so far looks great on paper but real-world is where it matters.
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So should I sell my EVGA 780TI ref with back plate now or wait a little longer?
 
hell why not milk that card till the 800 series comes down in price
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There is just no way I would ditch a 4770k for a 5930k, if I only run 1 or 2 GPUs & don't run surround.

from a gaming stand point, ofc.

And gaming on 3 screens with 3 GPUs?
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haha i thought about waiting, decided to go 2x 780s and put them on water. will last a long while yet i imagine, until the 800 series has cemented itself and become reasonably priced and all that. gotta stop upgrading to every new bloody thing, it never stops and half the time, outside of overclocking for bench numbers, its never really bloody needed tongue.gif

But.. the... addiction..
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