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GTX Titan Cooler on GTX 780 - Is is cool and quiet?

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July 2, 2013 9:47:19 AM

I'm saving up for a GTX 780. I'm waiting for my next paycheck and I have 90% of the money so far. Due to my other expenses, It might take extra time to get my 780 but, how efficient is the cooling of the GTX 780 stock? What if I superclocked it, and decided to upgrade PSU/SLI in the future? Is this a good investment?
July 2, 2013 10:02:01 AM

I don't find that the investment in the top end card in a line is worth the investment on a performance per dollar basis. I'd be more inclined to invest in twin 770s or even 760s, the latter of which outperforms the 780 by a substantial margin for $150 less

July 2, 2013 10:03:21 AM

If you're planning on SLIing later, it's best to get the stock cooler anyway, as that generally provides the least hassle. The Titan-style cooler is actually quite good, from what I've heard. I don't know if it can handle extreme OCs, but it should be able to handle mild stuff. The EVGA ACX cooler is a bit better, but it won't help you out a ton. If you really need a cool (temperature-wise) card, I suggest saving up some money and doing a custom water-loop in your case. Especially with dual-GPU, it can get really hot in there. It also gives you the potential to water-cool your CPU; it's like killing two birds with one stone. :) 
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July 2, 2013 10:27:20 AM

For SLI, you should stick with the reference cooler, it blows heat out of the air unlike a lot of coolers out there such as the ACX which blows into your case, you might have a cooler GPU but a hotter case if you decide to go SLI in the future.
July 2, 2013 11:23:47 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
I don't find that the investment in the top end card in a line is worth the investment on a performance per dollar basis. I'd be more inclined to invest in twin 770s or even 760s, the latter of which outperforms the 780 by a substantial margin for $150 less


I see what you mean. I sold my GIGABYTE WindForce 670 yesterday. I paid almost $480 for it new. And sold it for 280 used on eBay. I really don't have the extra money for a PSU unless I buy a a 4GB 770. I might go for a 770 but I just have a OCZ ModXtream 600W PSU with 50A on the 12V rails

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July 10, 2013 11:54:41 PM
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meowmix44 said:
I'm saving up for a GTX 780. I'm waiting for my next paycheck and I have 90% of the money so far. Due to my other expenses, It might take extra time to get my 780 but, how efficient is the cooling of the GTX 780 stock? What if I superclocked it, and decided to upgrade PSU/SLI in the future? Is this a good investment?


Fan is super quiet on the 780 even when GPU gets to 80c then the drivers take controll. Most of the games I play the gpu never goes above 60c.

As for an investment :D  New tech never holds its value. However if you can afford a 780 go for it. You'll have enough power to play games at very high resolutions for the new few years :D :D :D 
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