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Will I have any overheating problems with a GTX 780?

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June 24, 2013 4:12:42 PM

I'm starting to order parts for my first build, and I'm looking at which GTX 780 to buy. People have suggested going for ones with a custom cooler like:

EVGA 03G-P4-2784-KR
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CUIVSNS/?tag=pcpapi-20

or

Gigabyte GV-N780OC-3GD
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D6KBWA8/?tag=pcpapi-20

However, they usually seem to be out of stock or very expensive. For example, Amazon is predicting that they'll ship the EVGA in 1-2 months, and I really don't want to wait that long. It looks like it'd be easier to buy a GTX 780 like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Without that custom cooler design, will I potentially have more problems with cooling? I only plan on running a single card, and the case I plan on buying is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a single 200 mm front fan and a 120 mm back fan, but I can add a top fan. One of the Newegg reviews for the case mentioned that cards might get hotter since there isn't a side fan blowing directly on it. Any idea if I'm going to run into trouble?

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June 24, 2013 4:21:49 PM

Nagarya said:
I'm starting to order parts for my first build, and I'm looking at which GTX 780 to buy. People have suggested going for ones with a custom cooler like:

EVGA 03G-P4-2784-KR
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CUIVSNS/?tag=pcpapi-20

or

Gigabyte GV-N780OC-3GD
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D6KBWA8/?tag=pcpapi-20

However, they usually seem to be out of stock or very expensive. For example, Amazon is predicting that they'll ship the EVGA in 1-2 months, and I really don't want to wait that long. It looks like it'd be easier to buy a GTX 780 like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Without that custom cooler design, will I potentially have more problems with cooling? I only plan on running a single card, and the case I plan on buying is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a single 200 mm front fan and a 120 mm back fan, but I can add a top fan. One of the Newegg reviews for the case mentioned that cards might get hotter since there isn't a side fan blowing directly on it. Any idea if I'm going to run into trouble?


If you're not overclocking the card (Which is not really necessary for this beast) the reference card is pretty good and there will be no problem as you said you're only running a single card. About the case tho, for the price, You could get yourself Fractal Design R4, it has better cooling and cable management than the enforcer for pretty much the same price.
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June 24, 2013 5:09:17 PM

Ahh good to know, thanks. And I'll definitely give that case a look!
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June 24, 2013 5:19:40 PM

Nagarya said:
Ahh good to know, thanks. And I'll definitely give that case a look!


No problem! And If you think my answer helped you, I would totally appreciate it if you'd click the "pick as solution" button. :) 
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