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Which 980 should I get?

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I want to upgrade to a 980, I have the choice between
-Stock cooler 980
-MSI Gaming G4
-Asus STRIX
-Gigabyte G1 Gaming Windforce 3X
-Inno3D HerculeZ X3
Which one should I get?
Edited by FuryDharok - 11/19/14 at 1:40pm
post #2 of 5
You should add a poll and let everyone vote for their favorite!

It all depends on your expectations, and your budget. If moneys not an issue you would be well off going with Gigabyte's GTX 980 G1 Gaming Windforce 3X because of its high 1329 MHz boost clock, and powerful 600 watt cooling solution. People have been able to overclock this card to 1600MHz while not breaking 57 degrees at a meager 65% fan speed. It also doesn't have the coil whine problem that has been going around lately.

Happy hunting on cyber monday. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by FuryDharok View Post

I want to upgrade to a 980, I have the choice between
-Stock cooler 980
-MSI Gaming G4
-Asus STRIX
-Gigabyte G1 Gaming Windforce 3X
-Inno3D HerculeZ X3
Which one should I get?


I would go with a strix. It's an amazing card. I love it. There is also a very easy to use little tool/.exe file that raises the voltage to whatever you want. It has a really nice power section and my memory also overclocks really nicely to about 8200mhz without any mods. Definitely a nice card. I think it is comparable to the 980 classified which is around $120 more expensive.
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Strix and call it a day. It's Classy or Strix for 980s this time around.
    
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I've gotten horrible OCs with my last 2 Asus cards, went with gigabyte this time and i'm satisfied. I think it's between MSI and Gigabyte depending on if you can tolerate fan noise
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