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Replacement graphics card, 760 vs 770 1600x900 surround

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I have been borrowing a friends gtx 780 for my second gaming rig which is currently running 3 x 1600x900 monitos @ 60hz. The main 2 titles that will be played on there are Dirt 3 and borderlands 2. with the 780 obviously all the settings in both games are maxxed and have no issues.
I have a budget of around $300. Primarily looking on newegg the cost difference between the msi 770 $340, and the msi 760 $270 almost seems like a no brainer to get the 770. does anyone else have the 760 running 3 1600x900 monitors or 3 1080p monitors? I'm no dummy when it comes to computer hardware and i know my 680 could run borderlands decently across 3 1080p monitors, and the 770 is essentially a rebranded 680.
this thread is primarily for opinions and/or finding a good price on one of the 2 cards. Let me know what you think.
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Yeah I'd definitely go the 770 route, just to be safe. For $10 less you could go for the Gigabyte version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125463 when it comes down to such a price difference, I'd get the better card, since it would last longer, so it would be a better investment IMO thumb.gif
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Yeah I'd definitely go the 770 route, just to be safe. For $10 less you could go for the Gigabyte version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125463 when it comes down to such a price difference, I'd get the better card, since it would last longer, so it would be a better investment IMO thumb.gif

I was thinking the same thing, the gigabyte card may have a better cooler but the msi has better clocks. although i have overclocked quite a bit. this would be going in the nzxt vulcan case. i thnk the tri cooler from gigabyte would fit but idk. will do some checking. currently running 2 680s in my main rig so ill probably get the 770 to run the second for my gf.
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1 more point to like about the gigabyte 770 card is all black pcb and cooler, so it will go in practically any system down the road and match no problem smile.gif
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1 more point to like about the gigabyte 770 card is all black pcb and cooler, so it will go in practically any system down the road and match no problem smile.gif

I do love the look of those windforce cards biggrin.gif
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I do love the look of those windforce cards biggrin.gif

my first card was a 6850 gigabyte windforce card. unfortunately borrowed to a friend who lived on a gravel road, dust killed the cooler. ended up putting an aftermarket arcitc cooling twin turbo cooler on it.
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my first card was a 6850 gigabyte windforce card. unfortunately borrowed to a friend who lived on a gravel road, dust killed the cooler. ended up putting an aftermarket arcitc cooling twin turbo cooler on it.

Ah sucks. I've never owned a windforce,my first was a crappy sapphire dualx 7950 which bent to the point it scared me in the bracket and started artifacting, so I picked up this twin frozr I have currently. Asides from the EVGA blower coolers, the twin frozr has to be my favorite biggrin.gif
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Ah sucks. I've never owned a windforce,my first was a crappy sapphire dualx 7950 which bent to the point it scared me in the bracket and started artifacting, so I picked up this twin frozr I have currently. Asides from the EVGA blower coolers, the twin frozr has to be my favorite biggrin.gif
blower coolers never interested me, they always looked too cheap, until the 700 nvidia series. those are actually not bad. ive had the 6850 gigabyte windforce cooler, 7970 xfx double d, a 680 lightning with the twin frozr cooler, a 650ti power edition with the msi propeller blase fan, then got another 680 twin frozr, a zotac 650ti with a propeller cooler, and the 780 i am borrowing from a friend with the blower cooler, and soon to be the tri fan cooler from gigabyte. ordering tonight. gonna look massive in the vulcan case though
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Check your vram usage before buying anything
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Check your vram usage before buying anything

Already bought a gigabyte 770 tri windforce cooler. 2gb, i never go above 1gb across 3 screens on dirt 3 maxxed settings, BL2 often times just over a gig. 2gb will be plenty for me for a while. We will see how the tri windforce card fits in my nzxt vulcan.
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