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Getting two of them VERY soon but I don't know which to go with!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746
MSI really seems to know what they're doing but their clock speeds are lower than Gigabyte's 780.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125488
More over the EVGA Reference GTX 780 has a really nice looking cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130917

I don't plan on overclocking my video cards at all.

Which of these 3 would be the best?
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by fireagle View Post

Getting two of them VERY soon but I don't know which to go with!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746
MSI really seems to know what they're doing but their clock speeds are lower than Gigabyte's 780.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125488
More over the EVGA Reference GTX 780 has a really nice looking cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130917

I don't plan on overclocking my video cards at all.

Which of these 3 would be the best?

This review actually put the asus on top but does give you info on two of your choices.

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If you plan on sticking to air, I'd go with the EVGA one. I prefer blower style cards for SLI configs.

That and I dislike the brown PCB on the MSI.

I don't think the gigabyte one is reference, so that might be a pain if you ever wanted to go with water down the line
 
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EVGA: Loudest of the two, but insanely good warranty. If you are big on warranty, EVGA is the best one to pick. Customer service is phenomenal. Cooler can be switched to waterblock easily as long as you keep the original air cooler for RMA. They are most lenient on RMA.-- native full block coverage because of reference PCB

MSI: Not very lenient on RMA compared to EVGA, a little louder than the Gigabyte Windforce at the same temperatures, might overclock the highest out of both the two (factory OC), reference PCB for full cover block also

Gigabyte: Not very lenient on RMA compared to EVGA, probably slightly quieter than MSI Twin Frozr, but significantly quieter than the stock blower centrifugal fan on the EVGA. custom PCB i believe but i think they have full block for it as well
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

If you plan on sticking to air, I'd go with the EVGA one. I prefer blower style cards for SLI configs.

That and I dislike the brown PCB on the MSI.

I don't think the gigabyte one is reference, so that might be a pain if you ever wanted to go with water down the line

EK is working on a block for that. I had a GTX 590 rig with a custom loop; EK VGA block which I just sold (whole rig) and building up a new PC.
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Any reason to not consider the 780 ACX? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918

It would be my choice.

With GPU Boost 2.0, your GPU temp is king, and directly impacts the performance, so the dual fan's can really help.
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Go for the evga acx 780 as Jacob said. Amazing cooling, amazing performance, amazing service!
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

Any reason to not consider the 780 ACX? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918

It would be my choice.

With GPU Boost 2.0, your GPU temp is king, and directly impacts the performance, so the dual fan's can really help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by szeged View Post

Go for the evga acx 780 as Jacob said. Amazing cooling, amazing performance, amazing service!

thats what I did this past weekend. I switched from the red team because i was tired of my loud 7950 and went and picked up a SC ACX GTX 780.....it has been my drem card since launch and i finally have it......


Jacob you guys are amazing..... just really... my card NEVER goes above 78* in a case ith sub par air flow....boost stock on mine is 1100Mhz and gets to 1225mhz stable before throttling due to the low power limit....imma fix that reallllyyy soon tho...


I dont mind the card almost getting to 80* as my 7950 would get to 93* with the fans ramping up to 96% on the Dual X cooler. I love how quiet it is and how it DESTROYS games @ 1440P.


Dont Mind the Dust!!! this was a Test fit and check for DOA... i have since then given it a good BlowJob lol biggrin.gif


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Another vote for the evga acx 780. thumb.gif

If not for a solid product then for the amazing customer service.

My RMA/Step ups over the years have been painless.
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

Any reason to not consider the 780 ACX? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918

It would be my choice.

With GPU Boost 2.0, your GPU temp is king, and directly impacts the performance, so the dual fan's can really help.

I would say that depends on his case and board. If he has space, absolutely, but if he has to stack them then that top card is going to be hurting for cool air.
 
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