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Upgrade to 780 Classified for $496 or Wait

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February 21, 2014 12:32:07 PM

I am kind of sick of waiting to upgrade since I've stated that I would do it when 290's came out...but they are hugely overpriced.

Newegg has the 780 Classified onsale for 496 until tomorrow after rebate and coupon code. I currently have a 560ti hawk and will play Dark Souls 2, BF4 (on and off currently), and other games; maybe Titanfall??? (I also stream on twitch)

Should I upgrade now or wait for maxwell which could be FAR out still and the prices could be very high (can spend over $600 on a GPU).

Current Rig (will be upgraded in the next 1-1.5 years):

24in 1920x1080 (will get 1440 in about a year)
TX650w
GTX560Ti Hawk
i5-2500k @ 4.3Ghz
2x SSD 250GB
2x HDD 7200RPM
P8p67 Pro

Classifieds also DO NOT qualify for EVGA Step Up program

Also my GF is giving me $140 she said she would for my bday -.- so it'll cost less
February 21, 2014 12:44:34 PM

Are you planning on buying Maxwell (800 series cards)?

If you are, you could probably wait for the new cards to drop.

If not, and you're just looking for a great GPU, I'd say go for it. I paid what, $650/ea for my 780s. I wish I could've got them for sub $500.
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February 21, 2014 12:53:46 PM

enemy1g said:
Are you planning on buying Maxwell (800 series cards)?

If you are, you could probably wait for the new cards to drop.

If not, and you're just looking for a great GPU, I'd say go for it. I paid what, $650/ea for my 780s. I wish I could've got them for sub $500.


It would all depend on the prices of the 800 series. I want something that will last 2 years minimum. I'm worried I'd wait for the 800 series and then be mad that I did due to them having extremely high prices
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February 21, 2014 12:58:28 PM

800 series will likely be priced somewhat close to what the 700 series retailed for. So you'd likely get a 880 for ~$600-700?

I'd probably just go with the 780 though. Should be a good card for the next few years (I'm banking on it).
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February 21, 2014 1:04:04 PM

Hmmm....

I could see getting a 870 if it was priced the same as a 780 but only if it performed better.

The 780 I'd hope would perform better than the 860 (if they name the cards the same X60, X70, X80, etc.)

But with that new architecture noone knows
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February 21, 2014 1:16:35 PM

I don't expect that 860 will be better than 780. Since 480>560, 580>660, 680>760.
870 will probaly be a bit better than the 780, but not that much

If you are not statisfied with your current card go get that 780, 8xx will not be here for a while
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February 21, 2014 1:20:30 PM

Live in the now and go for the 780. It will last until your next upgrade. Im still running a 580 and I am very happy with the performance even even though its 2 gens older. However after seeing that deal and reading your post I do have to say that you inspired me to pull the trigger and order it. I also have to order a water block but that is a good deal. Anyway I say go for it now because nobody knows what the future holds. There is no certainty that anyone will still be around by next gen to contribute $140 to the cause anyway.
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February 21, 2014 1:21:25 PM

the classified is by far the best 780 out there and over clocks like a beast because of the classified voltage tool and the 1.35v you can get out of its voltage controller. thats a real good price if you don't have to pay tax where you are. its likely we won't see a flagship maxwell card until at the least in december. its really up to you, i tried to hold out but since I'm at 1440p i felt the urge to upgrade because my 7950 was worth so much money used because of the crypto currency stuff.
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February 21, 2014 1:37:29 PM

Alright, thanks everyone.

Sick of waiting so I bought one :D 
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