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GTX 780 DirectCU II 2-Way SLI VS Reference GTX 780 SLI

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by SToneZ, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. SToneZ New Member

    Aug 17, 2013
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    I am building a new rig it will be air cooled except the cpu witch will be cooled by a h100i but i was wondering about the heat output of the asus vs ereference because the reference pushes air out of the case and the asus cards put air in the case witch one would you suggest this is the build im planning to make thanks for your advice.

    NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black - £125.94

    Motherboard - Asus Z87 MAXIMUS VI EXTREME - £314.99

    CPU - i7 4770k - £252.94

    WINDOWS 7 Professional - £150

    SSD - Samsung 500gb EVO - £289.99

    GPU - MSI GTX 780 - £500x2

    PSU - Corsair AX1200i - £230.97

    CPU Cooler - Corsair h100i - £88.98

    PSU CABLES -AX 1200 RED CABLES - £61.50

    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 3TB - £85

    Mouse - Logitech G600 MMO Mouse - £48.99

    RAM - Patriot Venom ram - £140

    Monitor - Asus PB278Q - £473.89

    TOTAL - £3263.19 / $5051.42
  2. centaurius


    Mar 10, 2013
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    Go reference cards. Asus card sure are great, however the factory OC is well done manually with MSI afterburner for example, and as you stated the air will blow from the back of case. Non reference design always get more air inside case.

    I did SLI with MSI twin Froz 560TI for some time, I got around more 20ºC on my top card (Reaching 92ºC) and bottom card was around 71ºC. I have a Zalman Z9 plus with 4 fans (2 intakes+2 outtakes). Even so the temp inside case was around 52ºC. With 1 card is around 29ºC so you get the picture.

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