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Windows 7: GPU upgrade time!

28 Dec 2013   #11
sisrace

 

Right now i have only seen asus special cooler on the 780 not the 780ti
So the Ti has the stock cooler thats a blower fan design (Very loud)
I recently got an Asus direct CUII OC gtx 660 and its whisper quiet, Even in my extremely tiny case with bearly any air circualtion its bearly hearable when stressing it hard, So for noise levels i would recoment the 780 if asus havent given out the cooler to the Ti version too, i looked around a lot on the GTX 660's other companies and the asus won in quietness and cooling, Also they say they have very premium parts that i approve on!

im a noise hater to so im getting everything as quiet as possible so i know whats loud and not :P

Also, what games are you playing and how picky are you and whats your budget? Otherwise i would also recommend the 770


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28 Dec 2013   #12
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The AMD R9 series sounds promising, but still about $100 more than the GTX780.
Really?
I haven't looked at the AMD prices .
In that case no real reason to but apart from maybe the bundled games.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
apart from the fact the reference cards sound like a vacuum cleaner! the new r9 cards sit comfortably at 90c in peak usage and dont throttle back. AMD says the cards will perform at 100% at that temp for their lifetime.. all sounds good but the fans will go mental.

you can however limit their clockspeed and thermal temp by setting a maximum fan speed percentage, which I like the sound of, but youll be throttling back on power for the sake of noise.
I know and as I said I like my PC to be as quiet as possible, that is just a another
down side of the AMD camp.
A WindForce or a DirectCU II should mitigate that issue though.
I dont know.. i have heard a lot of bad things from Gigabytes coolers, like on some of their older designs people got their coolers falling of the card etc, Call me a fanboy but i've really fallen in love with Asus looks, Quietness and quality..
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02 Jan 2014   #13
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

I'm on somewhat at the same place as you, sisrace.

I believe I have decided to go with the GTX780, the only thing is that the prices here
crazy, compared with the US market, they always have been.
The best price I found is 800$ and it is from a retailer I dislike to say the least.
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03 Jan 2014   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I recommend EVGA
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03 Jan 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a look at the 770 nVidia series.
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11 Jan 2014   #16
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Thank you guys for your input I have selected to go with Direct CU II from Asus in the form of the GTX780,
now I there's left is to wait on nVidia to fix their driver issues.
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11 Jan 2014   #17
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

In my opinion never buy reference cards
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11 Jan 2014   #18
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

No real value in them apart from affixing a water-block to.
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