Top 770 GPU ?

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  1. Posts : 158
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    Top 770 GPU ?


    Yeah i found out a way to Mod my Alienware's case in order to upgrade the PSU along with the GPU,now i need some info on what should i go with for a 770 is it the Gigabyte or EVGA (not interested in other than these two) ? and whats the difference with the following : Dual Classified ? Dual Classified FTW ? Dual SC ? Superclocked ? W/ ? ACX Cooler ? and whats the best to go with with those specifications ? (whatever they mean)
    thanks.
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  2. Posts : 6,075
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    Hi bud, well I have the Dual Classified 780, the dual bit means it has dual bios so if you like flashing custom bios then if it goes wrong you can switch to the other one and fix it. The first bios is called "Normal" and the second is called "LN2", I don't know why they called it LN2 as I don't think many people use liquid nitrogen on them lol but it is useful to have 2 bios.

    As far as the card itself, the Classified has much tougher parts on it and can cope very well with overclocking and extra voltage. I used to do a fair bit of benchmarking on mine and it would run fine at 1333MHz on air.

    The ACX Cooling on them is pretty darn good, and keeps temps down nicely.

    It's a beast of a card and I really think the Classified is an awesome card. To the point that the next card I get will hopefully be another Classified if I can afford it.

    I expect the 770 is the same. I recon if you want the best go for the Dual Classified if you can, you won't be disappointed! EVGA also have excellent support and warranty.

    Hope this helps.
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    As per your last thread, when I was looking at PSUs for your system it was advised in a few places that the motherboard could only handle up to a 350W PSU. How true that is I don't know, but make sure you've got all the info before you go ahead. If that is the case then any 770 won't run on that PSU.
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  4. Posts : 158
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    @paulpicks21: Thanks for the info,ill be getting this one : EVGA GEFORCE GTX 770 SC ACX 2GB PCI-E if you or anyone else can please tell me if this has a cooler ? cuz it only says "ACX" so is that a cooler or ? and what is meant by "SC"? "PCI-E"?

    @Boozad :
    The only PSU it has which is an adapter of 330W max but what will ill be doing is making a hole in the back of the case in order to get the New PSU cable through to the GPU and will remove the old power cable that the GPU takes power from the motherboard,so it will be a direct link from the added(New) PSU (Which will be outside of the case) to the GPU.
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  5. Posts : 6,075
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    I am pretty certain ACX is the cooling system by evga google it and it should show you.

    The SC is for super clock which means the card is factory overclocked. And PCIe is the type of card it is, it will need a PCIe slot on your motherboard to fit. Usually a PCIe X 16 slot which nearly all motherboards have at least 1 of.
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  6. Posts : 158
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    This is what i have in the alienware, it links the GPU to the Motherboard

    Will the 770 fit in this or ? atm i have the gtx 660 on it....
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    VXER said:
    @Boozad :
    The only PSU it has which is an adapter of 330W max but what will ill be doing is making a hole in the back of the case in order to get the New PSU cable through to the GPU and will remove the old power cable that the GPU takes power from the motherboard,so it will be a direct link from the added(New) PSU (Which will be outside of the case) to the GPU.
    I wasn't talking about it pysically fitting, more about the system handling the power. I've found numerous posts where people have said the system can't handle more than 330W.

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    Plus I believe you'd have to modify connectors on the motherboard.
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  8. Posts : 158
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    How is this relevant with the system ? the X51 has an ac adapter which can handle max 330w as what MARIA A said cuz that's how dell made it the PSU cant even fit inside the case cuz of how small they made it so ofc they will say that it cant handle more than 330w cuz it wont unless you mod it as shown in the ss below, cant see anything to do with the system unless you are saying that the system has a power limit which makes no sense to me cuz the GPU will be having its own power line.
    this method has already been done and it works perfect.


    ignore the text in the picture,its just some dude asking how its done.
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  9. Posts : 6,075
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    I have no idea about this system thing. I can't answer that. Hopefully Boozad can share some more light on it.

    But regarding your post #6 yes, if a GTX 660 is currently in it then a 770 will fit just fine.
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    I've no idea really Paul, I've just read lots of info where people have said 'the system won't support more than 330W'. I've really no idea what that means to be honest, can motherboards be capped to what power supply they're safe with?
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