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November 8, 2013 5:59:22 PM

Hello there, I'm in the process of upgrading to a new card. I like Nvidia a little more so I'm planning on getting a 780. I'm buying it online from tigerdirect.com. Before you suggest other websites, this is the only one that ships to my country. With that said, I'm still a little indecisive on which one to get specifically. When I search for 780's on the website, various prices come up, all for the same card. I'm no expert in graphics cards so I would love some help on choosing the right one. Why are they various prices? What makes them different?

Also, really considering on maybe even getting the 780 Ti since it just came out and its ~50$ more. Any opinions on if its worth it or not? And which one specifically would you suggest from the many ones on the site. Thanks for reading! Would really appreciate someone with knowledge who could help me make this decision.

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November 8, 2013 6:07:02 PM

Go with the 780 as it's fine for gaming. I would go with an EVGA, I would go with the 780 because (at least in america) the ti is around $200 more
November 8, 2013 6:11:38 PM

The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 
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November 8, 2013 6:18:38 PM

ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.
November 8, 2013 6:22:32 PM

xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?
November 8, 2013 6:27:05 PM

ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.
November 8, 2013 6:31:01 PM

xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.


All the manufacturers base around the same price figure of $530, but the Ti is $170 more. Honestly, I would go for the 780. You'll be able to play Battlefield 4, Ultra Settings (Depending on other components) with smooth FPS. Make sure your power supply is good enough for the card! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
November 8, 2013 6:36:34 PM

ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.


All the manufacturers base around the same price figure of $530, but the Ti is $170 more. Honestly, I would go for the 780. You'll be able to play Battlefield 4, Ultra Settings (Depending on other components) with smooth FPS. Make sure your power supply is good enough for the card! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Ok! One final question, sorry for bothering. Can you tell me if it can just fit in my current rig? My power supply is 750w (I know the case is big enough).

Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Total Memory Size 16GB
Memory Slots (Total) 4
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz

VGA Ports 1
DVI Video DVI-D
HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI-Out Port

Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i7
Processor Number i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.40GHz

Let me know if you need any more specifications.
November 8, 2013 6:43:51 PM

xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.


All the manufacturers base around the same price figure of $530, but the Ti is $170 more. Honestly, I would go for the 780. You'll be able to play Battlefield 4, Ultra Settings (Depending on other components) with smooth FPS. Make sure your power supply is good enough for the card! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Ok! One final question, sorry for bothering. Can you tell me if it can just fit in my current rig? My power supply is 750w (I know the case is big enough).

Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Total Memory Size 16GB
Memory Slots (Total) 4
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz

VGA Ports 1
DVI Video DVI-D
HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI-Out Port

Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i7
Processor Number i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.40GHz

Let me know if you need any more specifications.


What case and motherboard do you have? The power supply is good enough for the card.
November 8, 2013 6:49:31 PM

ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.


All the manufacturers base around the same price figure of $530, but the Ti is $170 more. Honestly, I would go for the 780. You'll be able to play Battlefield 4, Ultra Settings (Depending on other components) with smooth FPS. Make sure your power supply is good enough for the card! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Ok! One final question, sorry for bothering. Can you tell me if it can just fit in my current rig? My power supply is 750w (I know the case is big enough).

Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Total Memory Size 16GB
Memory Slots (Total) 4
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz

VGA Ports 1
DVI Video DVI-D
HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI-Out Port

Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i7
Processor Number i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.40GHz

Let me know if you need any more specifications.


What case and motherboard do you have? The power supply is good enough for the card.


I just bought the case a couple weeks ago. Its a big gaming one. As for the motherboard, all I could find is that its a ASUS CM6870.
November 8, 2013 6:58:47 PM

xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.


All the manufacturers base around the same price figure of $530, but the Ti is $170 more. Honestly, I would go for the 780. You'll be able to play Battlefield 4, Ultra Settings (Depending on other components) with smooth FPS. Make sure your power supply is good enough for the card! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Ok! One final question, sorry for bothering. Can you tell me if it can just fit in my current rig? My power supply is 750w (I know the case is big enough).

Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Total Memory Size 16GB
Memory Slots (Total) 4
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz

VGA Ports 1
DVI Video DVI-D
HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI-Out Port

Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i7
Processor Number i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.40GHz

Let me know if you need any more specifications.


What case and motherboard do you have? The power supply is good enough for the card.


I just bought the case a couple weeks ago. Its a big gaming one. As for the motherboard, all I could find is that its a ASUS CM6870.


I think the motherboard model you sent me was just a pre-built computer. No need to worry though, your motherboard will just need 1 free PCI Express port (The long slot under your CPU). And if you think the case is big enough then go for it! A Midi tower should be big enough for the card.
November 8, 2013 7:00:39 PM

ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
xjankyx said:
ShadowsVoid said:
The 780 is a very good card, but the 780Ti is about 15% better. I think you should go for the Ti based on the games you play. If you only play things like counter strike and dota, stick with the 780, but with games like Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, the Ti will be worth it. That extra $50 could be an extra 10 frames in some cases.

There are different manufacturers because all have different features. For example, their cooling system and noise levels could be different. You also have card support. Well known manufacturers, such as Asus, have a high reputation and a lot of people use their products, therefore, more people can help with any problems that may occur in relation to a low end manufacturer. All manufacturers are good, but the best ones tend to be: Asus, EVGA, Sapphire and MSI. Probably a lot more that I missed. Core features of the card, such as memory bandwidth, texel rate or pixel memory, do not change over manufacturers. So, the performance will still be there regardless of who you get it from.

P.S Sorry if my grammer/sentence structure screws up, I typed this very fast and can't be bothered to look through it :D 


Thanks man. I do plan on playing BF4. Would you be kind enough to pick the best in your opinion for a 780 and a 780 Ti from the website? Just so I can have the two options. I don't' have much experience so I don't know which one sounds better.


Sure will, do you have any kind of budget?


Haha, not really. But if you find one that is more money efficient then even better.


All the manufacturers base around the same price figure of $530, but the Ti is $170 more. Honestly, I would go for the 780. You'll be able to play Battlefield 4, Ultra Settings (Depending on other components) with smooth FPS. Make sure your power supply is good enough for the card! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Ok! One final question, sorry for bothering. Can you tell me if it can just fit in my current rig? My power supply is 750w (I know the case is big enough).

Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Total Memory Size 16GB
Memory Slots (Total) 4
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz

VGA Ports 1
DVI Video DVI-D
HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI-Out Port

Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i7
Processor Number i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.40GHz

Let me know if you need any more specifications.


What case and motherboard do you have? The power supply is good enough for the card.


I just bought the case a couple weeks ago. Its a big gaming one. As for the motherboard, all I could find is that its a ASUS CM6870.


I think the motherboard model you sent me was just a pre-built computer. No need to worry though, your motherboard will just need 1 free PCI Express port (The long slot under your CPU). And if you think the case is big enough then go for it! A Midi tower should be big enough for the card.


Haha yeah, the processor and motherboard i got from an old prebuilt that I owned. So there shouldn't be any problems with the motherboard? Thanks again for taking the time to help me out. Have a good weekend!
November 8, 2013 7:01:13 PM

If you're unsure on whether or not it will fit, measure your PC Case's depth. Here's the measurements of the card Size (LWH): 12.88 inches, 9.5 inches, 2.88 inches

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November 8, 2013 7:05:36 PM
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I would take precaution though, try and find out the motherboard make. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000504.htm This should help you. Start another post on this website "Will an EVGA GTX 780 work with this <InsertYourMotherboardHere>". I need to go now, you too have a good weekend :) 
November 8, 2013 7:07:21 PM

If you're still unsure about your motherboard make, you can download a software called "Speccy". It's free, safe and tells you all about your system. You can find your motherboard make with this software: http://www.piriform.com/speccy
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