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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by notmeagain, 29 Oct 2013.

  1. notmeagain

    notmeagain Minimodder

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    Due to the price shifting and upcoming anniversary of popping from the womb, I want to treat myself.

    But I'm in purchase limbo.

    I currently have:
    i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz
    16gb Ram
    GTX660ti sli
    2560x1440 Display

    I want to bump the GPU grunt to achieve a solid 60-100fps in most modern games at native resolution, and can't make up my mind!

    r280x XFire
    770 (2gb or 4gb) SLI
    780?

    The pricing shift has landed a week before my birthday, and bang on payday, so it's fate that this hole is being seared through my wallet today.

    Any ideas?

    Budget: £5-600
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    If that was me I would go for 780 SLI
     
  3. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    I don't think that was a choice, I especially as price wise 2*780s is a big difference compared to 2*770s
     
  4. notmeagain

    notmeagain Minimodder

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    If it was money no-object, I'd go for Tri-Sli 780, with 2tb raid0 SSD's - but alas, working man has a budget.

    The 780 was thrown into the mix for the bang-for-buck debate, i've used SLI/Crossfire since the Radeon 1900xt days
     
  5. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    For me, looking at multigpu nvidia would be my only choice. This is based on the frame latency reports from tech report. AMD have fixed this to a certain extent but thats only for dx11 games.

    That said I think the two 770s would give you the biggest increase over two 660tis.
     
  6. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I would personally go for a single card, with the potential to add another later.

    Wouldn't personally buy straight into a multi-card setup unless going for top end stuff.
    I would think that the 780 should be able to play most modern games how you want?
     
  7. notmeagain

    notmeagain Minimodder

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    I'm not sure a single 780 could maintain 60-120fps @ 1440p in the modern greats?

    Most reviews show even a titan struggling to top that in things like BF4, Hitman Absolution, Crysis3.

    I think I've decided to grab two 780s in the next couple of weeks - just waiting on the 290(non x) pricing to knock Nvidia down a peg or two before I hit the checkout button.

    Failing that, two 770's.

    The rents gone out and I've budgeted for the rest of the month, so kissing goodbye to the expendable is going to be easy.
     
  8. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Well one step at a time first two 780's then another later, that's how I do it :D
     
  9. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    Good choice :thumb:
     
  10. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    One thing id consider is the 2GB of vram on the 770. Im with george on this one tho. Id go single 780 or 290 see how it goes and then add another if needs be.
     
  11. blueviper11

    blueviper11 What's a Dremel?

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    How advance 2x780 SLI to a single 780 ?????
    You talkin about over £400 odds !!
    And compare Titan.
    If money no object Will you guy buy 2x780 or Titan or 2xR290x?
     
  12. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    770 SLI


    MOBO - Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 CPU - i5 2500K @4.8ghz COOLER - Corsair H80 GPU - MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 770 OC 2GB MEMORY - 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 Quad PSU - OCZ ZS Series 750W CASE - Fractal Define R3 Black Pearl SOUND - Asus Xonar DG STORAGE - Samsung 250GB 840 SSD & 2TB HDD PERIPHERALS - Corsair K60 & M60 with Corsair HS1A Headset
     
  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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  14. notmeagain

    notmeagain Minimodder

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    It's the resolution i'm concerned about.

    gaming at 1440p is not something you'd ever want to back away from, at least for me.

    And i'm an "all out" kinda guy, my last gfx purchase was the 660ti's, no questions asked back then.

    It turns out that I'm getting the deposit back on the flat, so next weekend is 780 SLI day for mr NotMeAgain :):clap:

    Titan is just stupid btw.:D
     

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