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Hi! i'm building a new pc next month, and i was wondering what gpu to get, i've been eying up the 780 ti and the 780 ti evga classified, now im trying to go all out for a rig that will last me at least 2 years, i hope, given how fast technology is moving forward! I am willing to pay the extra for the EVGA if its any worth it and is better than the normal one, if not then i will save a few bucks and get the normal one!

thanks for the help in advance!
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  1. Get AMD (for the GPU), they are more powerful than nVidia, and they mine cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc.) better. Did you decide on all of the parts you want? I could help.
  2. Get the 780 ti superclocked/acx from EVGA. They have great customer service and products so worth it IMO. However if you want you could get the r9 290/290x. They require more power though. Anyway wheter you choose the 780 to or the 290/290x. Both will run games at their max settings so you'll be fine for a couple years. If you're planning to go 4k however go with 290x. AMD handles higher resolutions better but for 1920x1080 both will perform great.
  3. Evga has great customer service should you ever need it. If it's in the budget I would get the classified version, has a faster factory overclock plus better VRMs if you want to take the OC further.
  4. AMD is not faster than Nvidia, and coin mining isn't very profitable anymore and very few people choose a worse GPU just for the benefit of mining.

    Give us your budget and full build specs, so we can actually give a good recommendation, for all we know you have a $50 CPU that won't benefit at all from a 780.
  5. moozilbee said:
    AMD is not faster than Nvidia, and coin mining isn't very profitable anymore and very few people choose a worse GPU just for the benefit of mining.

    Give us your budget and full build specs, so we can actually give a good recommendation, for all we know you have a $50 CPU that won't benefit at all from a 780.


    Hi! my build will be the following.

    I7 4790k CPU
    Asus Sabertooth Z97 mark 1 motherboard
    16 gb of vengeance ram
    the gpp was in doubt of the 780 ti normal/classified EVGA version.
    psu - im in doubt what i would need for this to OC everything... some help on that would be appreciated too p.s - budget matters not, whatever will make this thing run for a few years. :)
  6. Do you want to add a 2nd 780 ti later for SLI?
  7. If you have trouble deciding on a PSU look at this: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
    If budget doesn't matter I'd look at tier one PSUs
  8. bignastyid said:
    Do you want to add a 2nd 780 ti later for SLI?


    I was thinking about it, but i read around that SLI isnt supported by that many games yet :( so i dont really know.
  9. Couple of suggestions:
    Too much memory, 8 Gb is enough unless you're video/photo editing, it's cheap enough and easy to upgrade later on (ignore if you're rich). ;)
    I'd go for a GTX780 or R9 290, either way with a good, solid cooler, leave it stock then overclock later for a free upgrade.
    For a single card and an overclocked system 750 Watts should be more than enough: Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, FSP Aurium Series, Rosewill Capstone Series, XFX or Fractal Design are amongst the top makers/suppliers. Modular cabling is nice but more expensive.
  10. Warlanoth said:
    bignastyid said:
    Do you want to add a 2nd 780 ti later for SLI?


    I was thinking about it, but i read around that SLI isnt supported by that many games yet :( so i dont really know.


    SLI is supported in most games. You may have been reading an old article,
  11. coozie7 said:
    Couple of suggestions:
    Too much memory, 8 Gb is enough unless you're video/photo editing, it's cheap enough and easy to upgrade later on (ignore if you're rich). ;)
    I'd go for a GTX780 or R9 290, either way with a good, solid cooler, leave it stock then overclock later for a free upgrade.
    For a single card and an overclocked system 750 Watts should be more than enough: Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, FSP Aurium Series, Rosewill Capstone Series, XFX or Fractal Design are amongst the top makers/suppliers. Modular cabling is nice but more expensive.


    i've had this ram in my old rig lol, i bought it on sale back 3 years ago, it was a special offer so i thought why not! do you mean a GPU cooler? i'm not that much into water cooling, and this is my first build, so am trying to be careful about it. Modular cable? you mean the sleeved ones? am a bit of a newbie at some of these things im sorry lol.
  12. Here's a good PSU that will run 2 780ti's.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr
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    Check the memory speeds, Haswell processors really like fast memory and can suffer without it.
    I mean the cooler the card is built with like the EVGA ACX (GTX780) or the Sapphire Tri-X (R9 290/290X), water CAN be an option but if you've got a good case with good ventilation and don't want to push for a massive overclock air coolers are enough.
    Most PSUs have all their cables built in so you end up with a mass of unwanted wiring cluttering up the system interior, modular units only have the motherboard/CPU cables built in, all the others are plugged into the unit as and when you want or need them which reduces clutter and improves airflow.
    And it looks neater as well. ;)
  14. coozie7 said:
    Check the memory speeds, Haswell processors really like fast memory and can suffer without it.
    I mean the cooler the card is built with like the EVGA ACX (GTX780) or the Sapphire Tri-X (R9 290/290X), water CAN be an option but if you've got a good case with good ventilation and don't want to push for a massive overclock air coolers are enough.
    Most PSUs have all their cables built in so you end up with a mass of unwanted wiring cluttering up the system interior, modular units only have the motherboard/CPU cables built in, all the others are plugged into the unit as and when you want or need them which reduces clutter and improves airflow.
    And it looks neater as well. ;)


    Thanks so much for the info! i'll probably be getting the 780 ti EVGA then and the case is going to be a NZXT phantom 820 case with air cooling so, im hoping it will be ok! :) the ram is 1600 mhz is that enough or should i get more ?
  15. bignastyid said:
    Here's a good PSU that will run 2 780ti's.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr


    wont the cards run at 250 each ?
  16. Warlanoth said:
    bignastyid said:
    Here's a good PSU that will run 2 780ti's.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr


    wont the cards run at 250 each ?


    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gtx-780-ti-sli-geforce-review,4.html
  17. bignastyid said:
    Warlanoth said:
    bignastyid said:
    Here's a good PSU that will run 2 780ti's.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr


    wont the cards run at 250 each ?


    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gtx-780-ti-sli-geforce-review,4.html


    The EVGA versions are more powerful though arent they? wont they use more power if i clock the speed?
  18. Warlanoth said:
    bignastyid said:
    Warlanoth said:
    bignastyid said:
    Here's a good PSU that will run 2 780ti's.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr


    wont the cards run at 250 each ?


    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gtx-780-ti-sli-geforce-review,4.html


    The EVGA versions are more powerful though arent they? wont they use more power if i clock the speed?


    Yes, but unless you plan on doing even more overclocking and.or a custom water loop. If you are real worried you could get the 1000w version for extra headroom.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g21000xr
  19. Late reply on the memory: 1600 is actually the best overall option for memory speed, faster does help but it's price/performance isn't as good.
  20. coozie7 said:
    Late reply on the memory: 1600 is actually the best overall option for memory speed, faster does help but it's price/performance isn't as good.


    Thank you for the help and reply! i am using http://www.corsair.com/en-us/vengeance-16gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz16gx3m4a1600c9 this memory, but if getting faster memory is an upgrade i think i might do so later on in the future! again thanks for the help! :)
  21. Thank you for everyone and their replies/time! really appreciate it! :) have a nice day/morning/evening depending on where you're from!
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