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#1 YounGMessiah

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:07

Im so confused on exactly what all the terms mean, to me some of them are marketing grabbers..

Others I noticed the obvious higher clock speeds and backplates..

 

Im interested in the ACX cooler edition ones to try that out, but what is really worth it?

 

Is a classified an overclock and voltage adjustment? 

 

Curious as they are all 10-40 bucks apart..

 

Ahh just noticed also more fans on some...




#2 AStaley

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 13:58

Looks like you are looking at the EVGA cards.  They are very good, I have the EVGA 780SC, which is a reference 780 with the standard cooler and a factory overclock.

 

The ACX is a factory overclocked 780 with EVGA's custom cooler, it's supposed to run the card 10c cooler (something along those lines) allowing for higher overclocks if you are so inclined.  Although with the ACX design you are dumping hot air back in to the case.  With the standard cooler, it dumps it out the rear.

 

The Classified card is for the extreme overclocker, it has higher default core speed.  I think it's also compatible with the EVBot which allows tweaking of a number of aspects on the card; http://www.evga.com/articles/00521/

 

Depending on how you are set you could by the EVGA reference card and then overclock it to SC speeds through their Precision X software and save a few £/$.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:03

Although my own sample size is exceptionally limited, EVGA has probably the most friendly customer support and warranties. I'll add that vote in their favor.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:38

Another vote for EVGA. I also have the 780SC as I like the exhaust fan design. Usually reference coolers are weaker then custom coolers but the reference 780 cooler is the same as the Titan and it has some pretty good tech around it.

 

That said the ACX still looks very good, it'll just dump a lot more heat into your case that you'll need to exhaust with case fans.



#5 OP YounGMessiah

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:06

Oh I guess I forgot to mention in my OP that my only preference is EVGA, my GTX 680 is awesome



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:09

I am using ASUS GTX 670. It is a good card too.

#7 OP YounGMessiah

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:00

Yeah wasnt saying the others were bad, but im impressed with EVGA already and will stick to them :)

 

It looks like im going for this one :D

http://www.amazon.co...=I33LY21LLCW4LS

 

Yes its the ACX cooler, but im certain I already have great airflow in my case



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:34

Great card so close to the Titan's in benchmarks.  I'm sure you will be very happy with it, with my SC I can play Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 Very High Details and 2x SMAA and still get a solid 60FPS in most area's.  Crysis 3 definitely feels a lot smoother on my 780 than the 670.

 

I still prefer the look of the 780 reference cooler over the ACX though :woot:

 

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#9 OP YounGMessiah

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 15:37

sweet looking card and yay order placed :D

 

 

Items Ordered Price 4 of: Noctua NF-P12 Fan
Condition: New
Sold by: Amamax (USA Seller) (seller profile)
$17.63 1 of: EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB GDDR5 384bit, DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI Ready (03G-P4-2784-KR)
Condition: New
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
$659.99

 



#10 OP YounGMessiah

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:54

It finally came and it is awesome :D

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