• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Which GTX is enough?

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
27,668 (5.57/day)
Location
Houston
System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
I'm not living in USA so pieces are twice that big ... but you made huge step to deceive me ...congratulations
Huge steps? lol I work at microcenter I literally just went down a recent build done for someone. Also trying to figure out how I would know where you live? You didn't exactly fill out the location part of your usercp.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
1,247 (0.28/day)
System Name Firebird
Processor Intel i7 2600K @5.0'ish 24/7 stock core Voltage {5.2 w/102 bCLK}
Motherboard Intel Extreme DZ68BC SkullTrail Z68 Cougerpoint, Excellent MCH !
Cooling Scythe NINJA PLUS Rev.B[skt478] Modded to 1155 Scythe SH12 fan
Memory Samsung 32nm 16Gb 4x4 (@19xxmhz} low profile[ better than 2133 banwidth]
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980Ti Gaming / EVGA Titan SC
Storage Intel 512 SSD, Toshiba 3Tbx2,Hitachi 320,1TBx2,'Cuda 400 7200.10, WD1TBUSB,moved to SATA
Display(s) Acer K272HUL 1440 27" WQHD, Samsung 226W, Vizio M60C3 4K 60",Vizio XVT3D554SV
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Intel 10ch[9+1] HD Audio X540> Pioneer VSX39TX[copper chasis,Rosewood sides 5x6LCD remote
Power Supply Seasonic X750 @ 24/7
Mouse Logictech G300s
Keyboard Saitek Cyborg v7
Software Windows 7 ROG E3 X64 by Neuropass/tweakscene
Benchmark Scores 4642@665/1600 220/GAT F1 4544 220/667strap 2.5/3/2/6 Bliss 650/1500 6490 Q6700 Bliss 690/1500
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
41 (0.03/day)
Ok im calculating how much would this cost in real world (outside USA)
 
Joined
Aug 1, 2009
Messages
946 (0.24/day)
Location
Currently somewhere around NSW, Australia
System Name hmmm... / lappy (ASUS Scar III)
Processor Intel Core i7-8086K / Intel Core i7-9750H
Motherboard ASUS Maximus XI Formula / ASUS G531GW
Cooling Noctua NH-D15s w/ 2 x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Chromax and 1 x Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM Chromax Fans / Stock
Memory 4x16gb G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3600mhz / 2x16gb Kingston Hyper X Impact DDR4 2666mhz C15
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 TI FTW3 / Nvidia RTX 2070 8gb
Storage 2 x Samsung 960 EVO Plus 1tb NVME/ 1tb Intel SSDPEKNW010T8 NVME + 2tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34P / ASUS 15.6" Screen
Case Fractal Design Meshify S2 White-TG + Noctua Chromax Fans / ASUS Scar III Case
Audio Device(s) Onboard + Logitech Z623 / Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W + PROLINK PRO903WS / ASUS ADP-230GB B Power Brick
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 PRO RGB / Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB / ASUS Scar III Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Professional x64 / Windows 10 Professional x64
Ok im calculating how much would this cost in real world (outside USA)
It might be a good idea to inform us of your location (what country you live in) and provide a link to an e-tailer where you can purchase parts. :)
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
41 (0.03/day)
It might be a good idea to inform us of your location (what country you live in) and provide a link to an e-tailer where you can purchase parts. :)
Currently i live in Poland. And ok i will post everything that i find by myself
 
Joined
Sep 12, 2015
Messages
413 (0.25/day)
Location
Corn field in Iowa
System Name Vellinious
Processor i7 6950X
Motherboard ASUS X99-A II
Cooling Custom Liquid
Memory 32GB GSkill TridentZ 3200 14
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
Storage 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro, 120GB Kingston Hyper X SSD, 2 x 1TB WD Caviar Black
Case Thermaltake Core X9, stacked
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova 1000P2, EVGA SuperNova 750G2
Mouse Razer Naga Molten Edition
Keyboard TT eSports Challenger Ultimate
Benchmark Scores Timespy-1080 SLI-15972
That's the build of Area 51 r2 that i hope can run 3 monitor gaming.

  • Intel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor (6-cores, 15MB Cache, Overclocked up to 3.9 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Windows 7 ULTIMATE
  • Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960 with 2GB GDDR5 each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
  • Alienware™ 1500 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
  • 16GB Quad Channel DDR4 2133MHz (4GBx4)
  • 128GB SSD 6Gb/s Main + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s Storage
  • Slot Load Blu-ray Drive (Reads and Writes to Blu Ray/DVD/CD)
  • Intel® 7260AC + BT4.0 [802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 2x2
  • 4x 288-Pin DDR4 UDIMM Slots

Monitors im consider buying are three Dell S2415H ...

So should i get dual GTX970 SLI or dual 960 is enough? I cannot find proper answer. Im console gamer but sometimes i would like to play MMO on ultra details.
Maybe a single GTX980 is better than sli?

PLease help ... also if you have any good propositions/suggestions on monitors then i'm happy to hear it.
I choiced those because 618.66 $ is max i can give for 3 monitors.

""Yes i have checked http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/surround/system-requirements
surround options but it's nothing compared to actual user experience. So i'm counting on you guys.
Also...why the 5930k? Are you planning on doing a lot of video editing? 4 way SLI? Large data set work? If not, you'd be better off saving a few bucks and getting the 5820k, or going with a Z170 build, and getting yourself a 980ti.

I'm running 970 SLI in my rig with a 5820k and it performs beautifully, but if I were to do it again today, I'd be buying the 980ti.
 
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
1,247 (0.28/day)
System Name Firebird
Processor Intel i7 2600K @5.0'ish 24/7 stock core Voltage {5.2 w/102 bCLK}
Motherboard Intel Extreme DZ68BC SkullTrail Z68 Cougerpoint, Excellent MCH !
Cooling Scythe NINJA PLUS Rev.B[skt478] Modded to 1155 Scythe SH12 fan
Memory Samsung 32nm 16Gb 4x4 (@19xxmhz} low profile[ better than 2133 banwidth]
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980Ti Gaming / EVGA Titan SC
Storage Intel 512 SSD, Toshiba 3Tbx2,Hitachi 320,1TBx2,'Cuda 400 7200.10, WD1TBUSB,moved to SATA
Display(s) Acer K272HUL 1440 27" WQHD, Samsung 226W, Vizio M60C3 4K 60",Vizio XVT3D554SV
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Intel 10ch[9+1] HD Audio X540> Pioneer VSX39TX[copper chasis,Rosewood sides 5x6LCD remote
Power Supply Seasonic X750 @ 24/7
Mouse Logictech G300s
Keyboard Saitek Cyborg v7
Software Windows 7 ROG E3 X64 by Neuropass/tweakscene
Benchmark Scores 4642@665/1600 220/GAT F1 4544 220/667strap 2.5/3/2/6 Bliss 650/1500 6490 Q6700 Bliss 690/1500
Currently i live in Poland. And ok i will post everything that i find by myself
Ok im calculating how much would this cost in real world (outside USA)
well shit :rolleyes: that's why you were asked way before where you were at
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2007
Messages
2,665 (0.58/day)
System Name panda
Processor 6700k
Motherboard sabertooth s
Cooling raystorm block<black ice stealth 240 rad<ek dcc 18w 140 xres
Memory 32gb ripjaw v
Video Card(s) 290x gamer<ntzx g10<antec 920
Storage 950 pro 250gb boot 850 evo pr0n
Display(s) QX2710LED@110hz lg 27ud68p
Case 540 Air
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply 750w superflower
Mouse g502
Keyboard shine 3 with grey, black and red caps
Software win 10
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/marsey99/
buy the crap dell are trying to sell you dude, past our help sorry.
 

xvi

Joined
Nov 10, 2006
Messages
4,567 (0.94/day)
Location
Washington, US
System Name Rainbow
Processor Intel Core i7 8700k
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC
Cooling Corsair H115i, 2x Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
Memory G. Skill TridentZ RGB 4x8GB (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce 1060 6GB
Storage 2x Samsung 950 Pro 256GB | 2xHGST Deskstar 4TB 7.2K
Display(s) Samsung C27HG70
Case Xigmatek Aquila
Power Supply Seasonic 760W SS-760XP
Mouse Razer Deathadder 2013
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K95
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 4 trillion points in GmailMark, over 144 FPS 2K Facebook Scrolling (Extreme Quality preset)
Also...why the 5930k? Are you planning on doing a lot of video editing? 4 way SLI? Large data set work? If not, you'd be better off saving a few bucks and getting the 5820k, or going with a Z170 build, and getting yourself a 980ti.

I'm running 970 SLI in my rig with a 5820k and it performs beautifully, but if I were to do it again today, I'd be buying the 980ti.
I was wondering this as well. If it's just a gaming rig, even a i7 6700k would drop the price down considerably and wouldn't impact gaming performance noticeably.
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
41 (0.03/day)
Also...why the 5930k? Are you planning on doing a lot of video editing? 4 way SLI? Large data set work? If not, you'd be better off saving a few bucks and getting the 5820k, or going with a Z170 build, and getting yourself a 980ti.

I'm running 970 SLI in my rig with a 5820k and it performs beautifully, but if I were to do it again today, I'd be buying the 980ti.
I was wondering this as well. If it's just a gaming rig, even a i7 6700k would drop the price down considerably and wouldn't impact gaming performance noticeably.
Fell free to post your set up. Price range 2300-3300$ excluding monitors,case and OS. Be creative
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
27,668 (5.57/day)
Location
Houston
System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
41 (0.03/day)
Any 4x4GB DDR4 kit will be fine I just grabbed those because they were a decent kit and on sale.
is there something else that can be upgraded? Or this is an ultimate rig for 3 monitor setup for sure.
I see that you're the only brave one here so what do you think about monitors i mentioned before? I was looking on bezels and they are smallest one but don't know how 60Hz rate atcts in this set up ...
Im dreaming about amoled ones same as my sgs5 ... when its dark and phone is displaying black then i basically lost my orientation where it is. Love it ...
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
Messages
8,514 (1.92/day)
Location
Kansas City
System Name The Dove Box Rev 3.0
Processor i7 8700k @ 4.7GHz
Motherboard Asus Maximus X APEX
Cooling Custom water loop
Memory 16GB 3600 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) 2x MSI 780 Ti's in SLI
Storage 500GB Samsung 850 PCIe SSD, 4TB
Display(s) 27" Asus 144Hz
Case Enermax Fulmo GT
Audio Device(s) ON BOARD FTW
Power Supply Corsair 1200W
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Win 10 64x
I have the money but im not convinced about TI .... why to buy car when you can drive to school by bicycle.


My bad its just a typo with this dual ... doing 10 things at same time.

So in conclusion to what you said.

960 is poor as fu/ dont bother looking at it
dual 970 is slightly lower than single 980Ti in almost same price
And 3 monitor gaming/working space (im web and graphic designer) require at least 980Ti for smooth work

Im right?
2 more things:
1) The 6GB VRAM on the 980 Ti will definitely help with the ultra wide screen resolutions. Much more so than the shared 2 GB of the 960's in SLI.
2) With SLI you can only use the video output of one card anyways.

I'll say it again, get what you want. Get what makes you happy. :)
 
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
Messages
42,997 (8.65/day)
Processor i7 8700K
Motherboard Asus Maximus Hero X WiFi
Cooling Water
Memory 32GB G.Skill 3200Mhz CL14
Video Card(s) RX 5700 XT
Storage SSD's
Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Lian Li PC 011 Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Yamaha AG03
Power Supply Corsair H1000i
Mouse PCMR Model O
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Tournament Ed.
Software Windows 10 Enterprise
Why and why? Any proper explanation? I heard that SLI is nothing more than problems but i never had advanced gaming set up like this. GTX980 TI is too much but Dual 960 or 970 or single 980 is something that i can afford.
If you can afford two 970's you have the budget for a single 980 Ti.
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
41 (0.03/day)
2 more things:
1) The 6GB VRAM on the 980 Ti will definitely help with the ultra wide screen resolutions. Much more so than the shared 2 GB of the 960's in SLI.
2) With SLI you can only use the video output of one card anyways.

I'll say it again, get what you want. Get what makes you happy. :)
If you can afford two 970's you have the budget for a single 980 Ti.

Guys you're completely out of topic now ... we are middle of building Titan rig

Maybe topic should be closed and I will post in different section
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2014
Messages
216 (0.11/day)
System Name Tingle
Processor Intel Core i7-4790K
Motherboard Asus Z97-Pro Gamer
Cooling Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16 GB DDR3-1600 CL8
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0
Storage Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB + WD Blue 1 TB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U2515H + Eizo FlexScan S2231W
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum Series 660W v2
Mouse Razer Deathadder
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro
Wait, you can go up to 3300 dollars, without monitors, OS and case, but a 980 Ti is too much? Or did that change halfway through the thread?

EDIT: Apparently it did...
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
41 (0.03/day)
Wait, you can go up to 3300 dollars, without monitors, OS and case, but a 980 Ti is too much? Or did that change halfway through the thread?

EDIT: Apparently it did...
Apparently aliens doesn't exist
 

Toothless

Tech, Games, and TPU!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
6,052 (2.80/day)
Location
Washington, USA
System Name Volt // Dualie
Processor i7-4790k // E5-2680v2 x2
Motherboard MSI Z97 MPower // S2600IP4
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax // Hyper 212 x2
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4x8GB // 16x4GB ECC
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X // MSI GTX 750
Storage 250GB NVME boot + 5 HDDs // 2x 240GB SSD + 700GB HDD
Display(s) LG 34UB88-P + 2x AOC 2425W
Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 // Big metal box
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries Arctis 5 // None
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w // Rosewill 1000w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard G.Skill KM780 RGB (Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Professional // Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Technical term is PEBCAK issue, which stands for Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,208 (3.52/day)
Location
Longmont, CO
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 8700k
Motherboard MSi Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360 & 6x Corsair LL120s
Memory G. Skill Trident RGB 32GB 4x8GB @ 3866mhz 16-16-16-36
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samung 970 EVO 250GB (OS), Samsung 970 EVO 1TB (Games)
Display(s) Dell S3220DGF 32" 1440p Freesync 2 (G-Sync) HDR 165Hz - Curved
Case Lian Li PC-011D
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1220 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Ultra Platinum 850
Mouse Glorious Model O w/ Hyper X Mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
5820k, any msi, gigabyte or Asus X99 board, 16gb of ddr4 ram, 1 or 2 gtx980tis, 750-850w Power supply by corsair or EVGA.

look how good it looks ... without windows 10 since f#&% microsoft for his spying cortana and no case ...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z0IYbKYvXYJPYeoYsx3Qx0iuhOPg8t3dtAQGayGwkdA/edit?usp=sharing

And i cannot find that RAM ... anywhere ... can it be replaced with corsair or anything?
You can completely disable Cortana and adjust privacy settings to your liking.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,208 (3.52/day)
Location
Longmont, CO
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 8700k
Motherboard MSi Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360 & 6x Corsair LL120s
Memory G. Skill Trident RGB 32GB 4x8GB @ 3866mhz 16-16-16-36
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samung 970 EVO 250GB (OS), Samsung 970 EVO 1TB (Games)
Display(s) Dell S3220DGF 32" 1440p Freesync 2 (G-Sync) HDR 165Hz - Curved
Case Lian Li PC-011D
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1220 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Ultra Platinum 850
Mouse Glorious Model O w/ Hyper X Mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
That's what they want you to think hahaahah
I guess I forgot that people across the pond are super paranoid about their privacy.
 

Ebo

Joined
May 9, 2013
Messages
778 (0.31/day)
Location
Nykoebing Mors, Denmark
System Name the little fart
Processor AMD Ryzen 2600X
Motherboard MSI x470 gaming plus
Cooling Noctua NH-C14S
Memory 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaw 2400Mhz DDR 4
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse
Storage 1 Crucial MX100 512GB SSD,1 Crucial MX500 2TB SSD, 1 1,5TB WD Black Caviar, 1 4TB WD RED HD
Display(s) IIyama XUB2792QSU IPS 2560x1440
Case White Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar SE pci-e card
Power Supply Thermaltake DPS G 1050 watt Digital PSU
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software windows 10 64 pro bit
OP

You can take my system as a referrance, then make the changes you want, that will do everything you can ever ask fore.
 

Toothless

Tech, Games, and TPU!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
6,052 (2.80/day)
Location
Washington, USA
System Name Volt // Dualie
Processor i7-4790k // E5-2680v2 x2
Motherboard MSI Z97 MPower // S2600IP4
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax // Hyper 212 x2
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4x8GB // 16x4GB ECC
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X // MSI GTX 750
Storage 250GB NVME boot + 5 HDDs // 2x 240GB SSD + 700GB HDD
Display(s) LG 34UB88-P + 2x AOC 2425W
Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 // Big metal box
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries Arctis 5 // None
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w // Rosewill 1000w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard G.Skill KM780 RGB (Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Professional // Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Technical term is PEBCAK issue, which stands for Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
No I don't I can easily find them here it's just the build.
Your looks great but I think that previous one is even stronger. But I will take your ram and cooler.
Total piece of Alienware Area 51r2 with unknown memory, mboard, hdd,etc with only one 980ti would cost me around 4000$.
Which is too much for fancy case.

You centrally convinced me to buy much powerful set up in lower price.

I'm just not that great on combining parts together.
You want stronger? Momento plox

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/LZcL3C


Want stronger still? This is 4k gaming horsepower.
 
Top