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Gotcha. Frankly I've never had much luck with GPU overclocking and certainly I will never change the stock cooler as I'm not interested in water cooling (beyond my Corsair H100). I always try it with a new card and end up having to revert to the card's stock clocks because I'm getting artifacts or some kind of instability, and when everything is stable, I don't benchmark anyway so I don't tend to notice a difference. Between my job and my personal life, I just want to sit down at the computer and relax, and I've never considered benchmarking or stability testing a fun time, so the less time I spend doing that, the happier I am tongue.gif
So yes, I overclock, no, I'm not obsessed with it. That being said, I would certainly welcome a card that overclocks well, simply to get more performance for my money smile.gif

Sticking with an air cooled Classy really negates the advantage of extra voltage because the cooler can't keep up.

It's a card that shines on water with extra voltage. On air with extra voltage, it gets too hot.
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i've heard evga coolers aren't as good as some of the other coolers. why go for evga instead of a twin frozr or something? just curious really

The truth is that I'm defaulting to EVGA for nVidia cards as that's what I seem to see suggested a lot. Like I said I haven't had an nVidia card since I had a GeForce 3 Ti500 (and it wasn't an EVGA), but it just seems to me like EVGA has the best customer service based on what I've read. That being said, I've been a Gigabyte man for motherboards and video cards for the longest time, and I generally tend to stick with brands I'm familiar with, and I've never had an MSI anything, so while I haven't used EVGA or MSI, I'm certainly leaning toward EVGA based on company reputation alone, but perhaps I'm mistaken?
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Sticking with an air cooled Classy really negates the advantage of extra voltage because the cooler can't keep up.

It's a card that shines on water with extra voltage. On air with extra voltage, it gets too hot.

Well I certainly won't be overvolting either. Would you say, then, that the Classy is not worth the (small) premium? Would it not have some extra overclocking headroom over the FTW?
Keeping in mind I'll spend a couple of hours on this overclock job at the most and then never touch it again tongue.gif
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The 780ti was worth it for me because I knew I couldn't afford to SLI the 780, and was getting a refund of $530 for my 290 that wouldn't run at stock clocks due to heat. I wanted better performance than the 290.

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personally id just get the cheapest reference gtx 780 and slap a waterblock on it
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post #16 of 60
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Well I certainly won't be overvolting either. Would you say, then, that the Classy is not worth the (small) premium? Would it not have some extra overclocking headroom over the FTW?
Keeping in mind I'll spend a couple of hours on this overclock job at the most and then never touch it again tongue.gif

I would pay a small premium over the FTW yes. Classy has a more robust power system and the cooler is larger as well.
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post #17 of 60
Just about any GTX 780 will be able to overclock to around 1100 core. The Classy especially. The cooler will be quieter than reference models. For $20 extra on a card you'll keep a while I think you should get it no question.
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personally id just get the cheapest reference gtx 780 and slap a waterblock on it

I'm sure that would be nice, but that would require an investment of $200+ on watercooling parts, and I don't want any of that tongue.gif
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I would pay a small premium over the FTW yes. Classy has a more robust power system and the cooler is larger as well.
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Just about any GTX 780 will be able to overclock to around 1100 core. The Classy especially. The cooler will be quieter than reference models. For $20 extra on a card you'll keep a while I think you should get it no question.

That is helpful, thanks guys smile.gif
post #19 of 60
if you have 50k cash in your account, why not smile.gif but other than that just get in time a second 780 and you are set as long as you are on single monitor
post #20 of 60
for those that dont want to muck about with oc or worried about warranty's then the 780ti has some merit thumb.gif
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