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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Nossy, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. MxPhenom 216

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    Youre not doing it right if you get 770s instead of 780ti's or 290x's.
     
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    listen to wisers; lilhasselhoffer and RCoon are trying to help or forge a sense
     
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    Not sure what you are talking about, but Rcoon thanked my post, so he must agree with me.
     
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    If hes doing watercooling, acx cooler doesn't matter so get the cheapest reference 780ti from a reputable brand
     
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    I think you got it wrong, I meant it an extension of your sentence
    I meant that you are trying to talk sense to OP
     
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    Id get the ACX cooler. Runs quieter and cooler.

    Unless you have to have the reference cooler because of the aethetic appeal.
     
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    After seeing this I do quite like the posiedon 780. Its a shame its not a 780ti but putting these in sli would anyone have any obligations? Ie for the little bit of extra performance would I be better off buy separate cooling blocks for 780ti?

    Edit: and how much better are these than the 770 hydro copper? Can the 770 hydro copper be over clocked better like it seems to say on reviews?
     
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    The hydro copper is a 770 and 770s are about 20% slower than a gtx780 so while a huge OC will catch up to a gtx 780, a gtx 780 with a very mild OC will still be faster.
     
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    But the ultimate question is.... am i doing it right?
     
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    Because you seem to be as rich as Croesus, buy EVGA GTX 780 TI CS
     
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    quadfire 290'x, water cool them. R9 290's have more raw power than NVIDIA. and R9 290's scale very well compared to tri-SLI or quad sli. and then upgrade your monitor. either 4k or 1440p or 1600p eyefinity :toast:
     
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    Jesus no, doesnt matter if you have sli or CF, but once you get passed 2 cards, you begin to be getting diminishing returns, per card you add, and then just more problems. If CF is as bad with just 2 cards, who would use 3 or 4 gpus?
     
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    I only want two. And yes I wouldnt mind upgrading my display later on to the highest res I can afford at the time. I really dont know about amd based. Even though it might work fine id always know its not nvidia. My mobo supports 2x slots at 16x so I guessed I might aswell utilize it. And two cards look allot better than one anyhow :) but would the poseidons do it justice.? Ie run smooth and have enough grunt to last me untill the 4k days of games?
     
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    regular 780s or 760TIs
     
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    Yeh, I'd say they would do it justice. Just as a note, I have seen BF4 go up to 2.7GB vram usage in multiplayer on a few occasions when I was using a single 780 in my main rig - now in my lanbox. But most times it seems to stick around the 2gb mark according to afterburner.

    If I had cash to splash though I'd be seriously looking at SLI 780ti as well though.
     
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    And are they making games as big as battlefield ie. Is that the new build mark?
     
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    huh? I have 3 290's. and they are great. im getting one more in few months cause ill go 1600p eyefinity. plus water cooling.
     
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    They're only going to get bigger, so why go based on what it's at now? Unless you plan on upgrading in a year or two.
     
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    Sounds like a waste to me. After 2 cards, scaling tanks, regardless of sli or cf.
     
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    maybe the old cards. But the bridgeless crossfire has been great. the one more 290 is depending on the performance for the 1600p eyefinity. If 3 gpu's cannot provide the power, i may add one more.

    but so far for trifire or quadfire reviews ive read, scaling is better than nvidia. I am not a fan of AMD nor NVIDIA but so far, the bridgeless cards has been great for me so Im sticking for AMD for now.
     
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    you can actually decide
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    Thanks all for your help. I have gone with the EVGA 780ti superclocked. will let you know how i get on but i dare say i wont know myself :)
     
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