1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Graphics Choose your favourite GTX 770

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jimmyjj, 6 Jun 2013.

  1. jimmyjj

    jimmyjj Member

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    663
    Likes Received:
    15
    Hi guys.

    I am seriously tempted to buy a GTX 770. However there are so many different one to choose from. In the past when I have bought graphics cards it seems like most of them had the reference coolers but maybe you had a couple of exotic after market coolers in the mix too.

    This time it seems like the reference design is quite rare and there are so many coolers and PCB designs that it is literally blowing my mind and I am totally lost.

    Your mission (if you choose to accept it), is to say which GTX 770 you would buy and why...

    Maybe you know the cooler design is a good one from an earlier card.

    Maybe you like the manufacturer.

    Maybe you like the price or the e-tailer.

    Maybe you like to overclock or just the look of it.

    In any case, link your chosen card and a few words to say why you think it's a good purchase.

    Maybe you think the GTX 770 sucks and I should wait for a bit.

    In any case, thanks for your help!
     
  2. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,263
    Likes Received:
    88
    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX Cooler or get a base model and water cool, with no worries about voiding the warranty should something go wrong.

    [​IMG]

    Warranty, rma service. Transferable warranty. Warranty can be extended from 3 years base, to 5 or 10 years.
     
  3. TrevDX

    TrevDX Ah Who Cares Anyway???

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    51
    I'd agree with Greg that if you're going nvidia then stick with EVGA so many plus sides and no real negatives (although admittedly haven't seen any reviews for their ACX cooler yet).
     
  4. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    1,299
    Likes Received:
    48
    I was looking at this for an upgrade. I am torn between this and waiting for the Asus CUII model. I have a Asus Gene board and they kinda match. However, seeing as I don't have a window in my case this is really a moot point and the consistant praise of EVGA on these boards is swaying me.
     
  5. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    116
    I'll probably be picking up a 770 next week, do you guys think the ACX cooler version is really worth an extra £30 over the stock EVGA?
     
  6. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,370
    Likes Received:
    383
    I can't answer CrazyJoe's question but I agree with the above - EVGA all the way for nvidia cards... Transferrable warranty is a real plus if you're ever thinking about selling it on...

    As an aside EVGA are offering a free backplate for 770s bought through their store at the minute (don't know how the prices compare overall but just thought I'd mention it)
     
  7. TrevDX

    TrevDX Ah Who Cares Anyway???

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    51
    I'm struggling to find reviews for the ACX cooler but this one here makes it seem like it does a good job.
     
  8. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,370
    Likes Received:
    383
    11 degrees less under load over a stock 770 is bloody good... Says it's much quieter too... It would appear (here) that they're comparing it to a titan cooler too (unlike the stock EVGA one which isn't afaik)
     
  9. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    3,482
    Likes Received:
    370
    I'd also vote for EVGA - not sure how the different coolers will compare as some will exhaust heat out of the case and others won't. Generally the stock cooler is pretty decent, though.

    Also, the EVGA backplates are lovely :D
     
  10. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,370
    Likes Received:
    383
    Yeah - I bought a backplate for my 680 and it really looks good... /OT
     
  11. jimmyjj

    jimmyjj Member

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    663
    Likes Received:
    15
    Nice one, the EVGA card looks great. Anyone seen a 4GB version anywhere?
     
  12. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

    Joined:
    22 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    4,717
    Likes Received:
    122
    The 4GB versions don't seem to have hit retail yet :(
     
  13. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    116
    eBuyer have a 4GB Zotac card on pre-order with a estimated date of the 30th of June, I won't be waiting that long.

    CCL have a Gainward card with no expected date.

    I'll probably pick up the EVGA with the ACX cooler, may as well spend that bit more, it will do me for many years anyway.
     
  14. happyhammer7

    happyhammer7 New Member

    Joined:
    19 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    604
    Likes Received:
    13
    I have been running the EVGA GTX 770 superclocked for about a week now. Absolutely amazing card. I came from a 6870, which was starting to show its age. Getting 60 fps minimum with every game maxed I have thrown at it. However, this is on 1080p resolution.
     
  15. Uxon

    Uxon Member

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    446
    Likes Received:
    11
    I quite like the look of the KFA2 card, decently priced compared to some of them and gets good reviews.
     
  16. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

    Joined:
    7 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    3,421
    Likes Received:
    70
    I like the MSI gaming. Always been a fan of the TF cooler, nice to see it in red again.
     
  17. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,700
    Likes Received:
    99
    EVGA so i can rip the cooler off and keep a warranty.
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    4,367
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    My brother got a palit jet stream form CCL for 330. It's pretty.
     
  19. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    116
    I'm getting bored waiting for the 4GB versions with expected dates looking like they are a few weeks away.

    I will only be gaming at 1080p, I don't really need 4GB, do I?
     
  20. Xunsu

    Xunsu New Member

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2011
    Posts:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    No you don't, but if its only what 10-20 more than the normal memory size onces than you may as well. Its than ready in case you go surround gaming or have a single 1440 ( maybe more) monitor.

    I m not saying a 2Gb card can't play games at 1440 it can, but can it in a years time?

    My fav Nvidia brand is EVGA however I like asus and gigabyte too
     

Share This Page