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That MSI 780 Lightning is the most "potentially" powerful 780 in that group, but it will be hard to find another to SLI with later.

The MSI 780 Gaming (black box with red accent and dragon) will be easier to find and is the big brother of Yungbenny911s' 770's. (Because the card is custom it will perform well)

Of the three EVGA 780s don't chose the top one as it is reference.

The only difference between the other two EVGA 780's is their factory overclock. (they have custom PCBs and they might overclock well)

It is up to you, I would try to find reviews of those graphics cards online and use what you find to make your decision. It is important to me that you spend your money on what you want based off of what you will know. Tomshardware, Guru3d, Anandtech, and Techpowerup have made reviews on these cards. It may just come down to how the card may look in your case. Also I can't quite determine exactly what card is what on the MSI side that box with the blue on it is reference though.
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I have a 3 x 770 4 gig evga classifieds running 3 x 24" monitors at 1080 BUT a single 770 can run all 3 monitors at 1080 with out any issues

i ran that for a few months at one stage with out any issues.
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post #43 of 69
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Originally Posted by EchoTwoZero View Post

That MSI 780 Lightning is the most "potentially" powerful 780 in that group, but it will be hard to find another to SLI with later.

The MSI 780 Gaming (black box with red accent and dragon) will be easier to find and is the big brother of Yungbenny911s' 770's. (Because the card is custom it will perform well)

Of the three EVGA 780s don't chose the top one as it is reference.

The only difference between the other two EVGA 780's is their factory overclock. (they have custom PCBs and they might overclock well)

It is up to you, I would try to find reviews of those graphics cards online and use what you find to make your decision. It is important to me that you spend your money on what you want based off of what you will know. Tomshardware, Guru3d, Anandtech, and Techpowerup have made reviews on these cards. It may just come down to how the card may look in your case. Also I can't quite determine exactly what card is what on the MSI side that box with the blue on it is reference though.
What's wrong with the EVGA reference gtx 780? I heard that it's easier to find water blocks to reference cards. Also wouldn't Asus Gtx 780 DCII be a good choice too? It's on sale for 485€ on that shop. smile.gif
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post #44 of 69
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Originally Posted by EchoTwoZero View Post

That MSI 780 Lightning is the most "potentially" powerful 780 in that group, but it will be hard to find another to SLI with later.

The MSI 780 Gaming (black box with red accent and dragon) will be easier to find and is the big brother of Yungbenny911s' 770's. (Because the card is custom it will perform well)

Of the three EVGA 780s don't chose the top one as it is reference.

The only difference between the other two EVGA 780's is their factory overclock. (they have custom PCBs and they might overclock well)

It is up to you, I would try to find reviews of those graphics cards online and use what you find to make your decision. It is important to me that you spend your money on what you want based off of what you will know. Tomshardware, Guru3d, Anandtech, and Techpowerup have made reviews on these cards. It may just come down to how the card may look in your case. Also I can't quite determine exactly what card is what on the MSI side that box with the blue on it is reference though.
I'm not overclocking expert but I saw someone clocking asus gtx 780 dcII oc to 1200 core/6800 memory/1.212v. Is it great clock for that asus card? smile.gif
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right,I've also heard good rep from evga's customer service so might buy evga cards,thanks zgjULx
post #46 of 69
I would go with EVGA too.
I bought two EVGA GTX 670 ftw's some time ago, and they have been working like a charm.
Great customer service, and a great warranty.
But i am going to sell them next month since i got a tax rebate, so i will be switching to GTX 780 sli (EVGA ver. again) (OT: I know some people will think this is a stupid upgrade, but i am studying so money is a bit of a problem, and if i wait for the 8xx series i wont get anything for my 670's when i have to sell them)
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post #47 of 69
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gtx 770 sli would be approx 600€, Ti is like 50€ more tongue.gif
'd say buy it bro, That thing is alot more powerful then a single 780 and can overclock to match a stock 690 (Basically 2 680s/770s) You're spending so much money already why not put the cherry on top? tongue.gif
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post #48 of 69
If you haven't made up your mind, get a Reference 780, and add another one later if you feel the need for one. You said you were water cooling so, a vanilla 780 from EVGA would be a great choice, since you can unlock the voltage and go past 1.212V. Trust me, you're gonna want to do that once you slap a water block on it. thumb.gif

A 780ti is a bit faster, but also around 150-200 more. Unlocked 780s could beat or at least get close to locked 1.212v 780ti, unless you get a Classy or Kingpin 780ti. If you go 780SLI, it would destroy a single 780ti and cost much less than 2 of them, while giving you basically the same gaming performance.
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If you are buying new, 770 sli doesn't make sense unless it is the 4gb version since you are gaming in surround.

With triple monitors, the 2gb of ram is the limiting factor for that high of a resolution for a variety of games, 3gb of memory seems to be the sweet spot for 4k and surround gaming at the moment...not gonna dig up benchmarks at the moment, but you can do a google search.

Of course the 780 ti would be the most optimal but seeing as you are price conscious, the 780 is the current price/performance leader in its class (used to be amd 290 but mining craze inflated its cost) considering its low reference clock and huge overclock potential.

Here in the US (give or take a few dollars), 770 are going for 320-350 a piece, 780's are 450-500, and 780ti's are 640-700.

For me, I prefer single gpu as it is less heat, lower electricity cost, less cabling, no huge power supply requirement.
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post

I have a 3 x 770 4 gig evga classifieds running 3 x 24" monitors at 1080 BUT a single 770 can run all 3 monitors at 1080 with out any issues

i ran that for a few months at one stage with out any issues.

Yes a single 770 will run in surround at 5760 x 1080 with very playable frame rates. You cant throw much eye candy on there though. The SLI 770s nearly doubled my frame rates and allowed me to throw a lot more eye candy on. You can find the limits of 2gb vram in surround resolutions pretty quick.
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If you are buying new, 770 sli doesn't make sense unless it is the 4gb version since you are gaming in surround.

With triple monitors, the 2gb of ram is the limiting factor for that high of a resolution for a variety of games, 3gb of memory seems to be the sweet spot for 4k and surround gaming at the moment...not gonna dig up benchmarks at the moment, but you can do a google search.

Of course the 780 ti would be the most optimal but seeing as you are price conscious, the 780 is the current price/performance leader in its class (used to be amd 290 but mining craze inflated its cost) considering its low reference clock and huge overclock potential.

Here in the US (give or take a few dollars), 770 are going for 320-350 a piece, 780's are 450-500, and 780ti's are 640-700.

For me, I prefer single gpu as it is less heat, lower electricity cost, less cabling, no huge power supply requirement.

Another limiting factor on the 770s, even with 4 gb VRAM, is the bus speed. It can be argued the higher VRAM is not much more effective when limited by the 256bit bus. Starting from scratch as he is, it only makes sense to set himself up for the best performance. I love my SLI 770s but he will be much better off with surround resolutions with the larger vram and bus on the 780. I do think I would go for the TI though. biggrin.gif
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