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Should I get an EVGA GeForce GTX780 or GTX770?

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January 11, 2014 2:26:16 PM

I am going to be building a computer soon, and I am really stuck here. I don't want to spend a super mad amount of money, but I still want a really good rig. These are the only two cards that I am deciding between, so please don't recommend anything else. I will put the whole build (without the cards) down below, so if that helps you can refer to it.

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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $905.86
January 11, 2014 2:33:01 PM

I don't know who, given the option, would take a 770 over. 780
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January 11, 2014 2:52:33 PM

Agreed. If given the option, few would take the GTX770 over the GTX7800.

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January 11, 2014 3:53:54 PM

oh, if you do go with the 780 may want to go for slightly better psu, just to be safe!
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January 11, 2014 4:14:20 PM

Ponyface said:
I don't know who, given the option, would take a 770 over. 780


I am trying to save some money. Therefore I cannot decide.
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January 11, 2014 5:04:11 PM

If your gaming on a single 1080p monitor and are looking to save money, then go with the 770. It will max out most games, and you can push it further by overclocking. If your gaming on 3 monitors, or 1440 then the 780 will be better. The 770 is a great card, and stepping up to the 780 isn't really price effective especially if your trying to save money.
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January 11, 2014 5:06:33 PM

Your system is geared & ready to go for DUAL GPU's....
- 990 chip (which support x16 / x16....)
- nice case..

That power supply is my favorite brand, Corsair. And, I own three CX600M's... but they only power 5870's...
- it will work for now, but, it'll be the 1st thing you junk when you upgrade....

Spend the extra $70... Do the job right the first time, get a Corsair HX850 then with seven year warranty your ready for any DUAL GPU setup in the future (& 7 years is an eternity...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Going with a GTX 770 will "save" you enough money over the 780 to get the right supply the 1st time
- Adding a second 770 down the road will be a simple plug in and you crush just about ANY game....

OR here, Spend $35r more on a power supply (same just 5 year warranty...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- And get that GTX 780...........
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