Description

I use the machine for everything under the sun. From homework, browsing the interwebs, gaming, college classes, movies, music, and saving family pictures and videos.

This is the first computer I've built from scratch (I previously had upgraded parts on a Dell). I initially had one MSI GTX 670 PE OC but wasn't impressed with its performance. Then I upgraded to a single 780. Wasn't impressed with the increase in framerate so I returned it and went with dual 670s. I eventually realized to future proof I should just go with two 780s and be done with it.

I just put the second 780 in today. I won't be OCing because I have an 850watt PSU and already feel like I'm pushing it a bit with that. OCing just might put it over the edge.

As of right now I'm happy with the performance. I use adaptive V-sync because I don't need higher than 60fps and it keeps my temps below 60c. If I leave V-sync off, my framerates are 100-150 and my temps peak at 70c. I still can't play Crysis 3 at ultra settings at 1080p without the occasional dip below 60fps. What will it take to run this game at 1080p60 solid? Two Titans?

Anyway, again this is my first built and I'm open to suggestions. Thanks guys.

[Edit] I think my 3D Mark 11 scores might be documented wrong. The pic I included shows my scores, so go by those. For Firestrike, my scores are as follows:

Overall: 15,021 Graphics: 20,067 Physics: 11,363 Combined: 6,252

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

You've the porwerfulest pc on all PCPARTPICKER for an incredible budget. You can be proud of you!

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

I do? Thanks man.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah bro go check the benchmark leaderboards! Amazing!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What about Zeus king of machine that has a 3970 or 3960 and 3x gtx titans?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

He is showing a 3DMark Vantage score, not an actual 3DMark 11 score. Still a very nice build. A lot of people have been putting their 3DMark Vantage score, not the 3DMark11 score.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have any sagging with the 2 780's? I'm thinking of getting them myself! :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I used zip-ties to keep them supported to avoid sagging. I had 670s before from MSI (OC Power Editions) and they sagged quite a bit. Didn't want to find out this time so I just decided to support them. Doesn't hurt the look too much I don't think.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

it does hurt the look, but not by much. But seeing 2 zip-ties is better than seeing 2 sagging 780s

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for sure.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

How would you rate the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150? I'm considering it for a similar build.

Love the raw power of your build. looks great.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like it. I was used to the Dell Mobo and am thrilled with this new one. I don't have a ton of experience with different motherboards, but so far this one is great. The Bios menu is easy for me to understand, and that says a lot for someone new to PC building.

And thanks for the props!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

What desk is that? Looks cool

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure exactly, bought it off someone from craigslist. I like it because it has a separate section to hold a computer. Thanks!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, But I can tell you from experience there is no future proofing with graphics cards. New DX versions will come out, shader tech its not always power that is best its new tech. But that being said this is an awesome system and congrats with your build and set up

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Yeah, I'm hoping I can at least get a couple years out of these before I have to move up. I was thinking about possibly going 3-way AMD since my Mobo supports it. It only supports 2 way for Nvidia.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

2 graphics cards will only get u to 600 or 700 watts dude, dont be afraid to over clock

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You sure? I saw a youtube video where a guy was pulling 400watts under load on one 780? Or maybe that's total system wattage?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Jesus, that's gotta be a little space heater.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, it actually stays under 70c for GPUs and 60c for CPU. But when it gets going, yeah it puts out a lot of heat haha.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a question. Is the computer really loud or is it quiet?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the way late response. Yeah, it's really quiet. Even when It's under heavy load the 780s are amazingly quiet. Much more quiet than the 670s that's for sure.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure SLI 780ti's could run Crysis @ 60fps & 1080p.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I watched a youtube video of a guy running Crysis 3 with 2 Titans ultra settings 1080p with max AA and he dropped under 60fps very rarely. He was over 100 most of the time. Considering you can argue a 780ti is right there with a Titan or even a bit faster, I would imagine 2 780tis would be able to handle it at 60fps. I just don't have the money for two $650 cards haha.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, someone that can enter in the 3D test scores correctly! I believe you are the true 3d leader on here.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I am fairly certain he put the graphics score in and not the overall score. I have 2 x GTX 780 and get a P score of just under 20,000. But the graphics score is just under 30,000

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I THINK I entered them correctly haha.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choices!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I just pulled the trigger on my own first build, inspired in large part by your component choices. Thanks! Will post links once I assemble it--most of it is still being shipped right now.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Finished my build! http://pcpartpicker.com/b/O7m Now to the overclocking... Thanks for the input re: the mobo, I'm very happy with my gd65/780 combo

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome man, I'll have to check out your build once you post it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Just got a question why buy such nice parts and put em in a crappy 70 dollar case. Do you not have air flow issues in that case with those 2 780's? My first build was in this case and i hated it!!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't realize this case was so small when I purchased it. I was brand-new to PC building and I THOUGHT this was a good case. I would like it to be larger and will probably buy a new case as my next purchase.

No, my GPU temps are always below 70c. I have 2 intake and 2 exhaust fans and a kinda big CPU fan.

Sorry for late reply, I thought I would get an email when someone messaged me.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Its cool i just remember how many headaches that case gave me with cable management and the annoying side fan thats a pain to replace. but good build man. just wish i had more $ to pour into my build.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, both of which you mentioned are extremely annoying. I also wish I had some more dough, I need a new case.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I need help, see the notes of the build. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GehennaPT/saved/rh3gXL

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys, i am just about to finish my build but i have some doubts about it. You can see them in the build notes. ty

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

the memory ram that you choose are low profile, with that cpu cooler you can use the 4 ram slots with a memory ram like Kingston Beast or the space in the first slot isn't enought?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

How on earth did you manage to fit those video cards in? The case only has a ten inch clearance. Please tell me how, I need to know!

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