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July 23, 2013 8:44:34 PM

I'm currently building a haswell system for gaming (i-7 4770k) and i'm looking around at graphics cards. I've been told a gtx 760 or gtx 770 should work good for my needs, but i'm curious is there a difference between brands such as asus, msi, evga? I don't know a whole lot about cards so any help would be appreciated. I'm also not sure if it matters but i'm using an asus z87-a motherboard. Would it be beneficial to stay with asus??

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July 23, 2013 8:51:05 PM

Asus is a good company, but EVGA sells great cards. Great cooling, great clocks, etc.

However to answer your question, some companies offer better oc's on cards, some with better cooling systems, some with better customer support.
July 23, 2013 8:57:19 PM

John Bauer said:
Asus is a good company, but EVGA sells great cards. Great cooling, great clocks, etc.

However to answer your question, some companies offer better oc's on cards, some with better cooling systems, some with better customer support.


In your opinion for someone who doesn't plan on overclocking a card or adding liquid cooling and who doesn't want a whole lot of hassle would I be better off with the evga or asus? Also any good sites for research on this topic besides here?
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July 23, 2013 9:08:51 PM

John Bauer said:
Google.com

You don't need to OC yourself anyway, you could just buy a factory oc'd card..

This is what you should be looking for though. Winner of 22 awards. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I agree. If you want a no hassle card/company, I would definitely go with EVGA. They make great cards and have the best customer service in the business. And get a factory overclocked card like the one listed above.

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July 23, 2013 9:10:11 PM
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MrRline said:
John Bauer said:
Asus is a good company, but EVGA sells great cards. Great cooling, great clocks, etc.

However to answer your question, some companies offer better oc's on cards, some with better cooling systems, some with better customer support.


In your opinion for someone who doesn't plan on overclocking a card or adding liquid cooling and who doesn't want a whole lot of hassle would I be better off with the evga or asus? Also any good sites for research on this topic besides here?


TechPowerup.com, HardOCP.com, and this site have plenty of reviews on the models.

Here's links to the review databases at TechPowerUp:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Graphics-Cards/NVID...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Graphics-Cards/NVID...

I can speak to the 760's pretty well. EVGA has the performance crown with their superclocked model. MSI's with twin frozr cooling and Gigabytes Windforce model are based of the 680 PCB and have great cooling and acoustics. The MSI is a little cooler and quiter while the gigabyte performs near the EVGA but with cooler and quiter operation.

If you don't plan to further overclock a model but want the most raw performance go with the EVGA Superclocked. If you want the Quitest and coolest go with the MSI twin frozr. The Gigabyte with 3x windforce cooling is a great compromise between the 2 and is the best all around choice in my opinion.

The ASUS model has a shorter board than the other 3 but doesn't really distance itself from the others in performance, cooling, or acoustics.

I know that Gigabyte and EVGA offer a 3 year warranty on their cards so you can get their factory overclocked models and enjoy the performance without worrying about it. Also, the non-reference cooling solutions perform cooler in most cases than the reference blower styles.

As for the 770's I know the MSI lightning is the best performer "out of the box" but carries a 10-15% price premium in the US. It's supposed to be an overclocking champ too.

If you game on one monitor at 1080p the 760 is the value leader of the two. You can always go SLI in the future when you need the power.
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