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So... what started as a mere upgrade for the pc I built last year, turned into a whole new build lol. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Project Beyond 2.0 Skylake. So far I'm really happy with this build, once I move and get my game room setup the way I want it, I'm going to get an ultra wide monitor for it. The only gripe I have is that the MSI 980 TI's run super hot, compared to my old 970's. I'm glad they make water blocks for them, because I might decide on water cooling them in the near future. Will update if I do.

So far I've only overclocked the CPU to 4.7, everything is running smoothly. I love the black and red look and this MSI board looked great. And when I saw the sli bridge of the same line, that's when I knew what cards I wanted. Anyway, I hope you guys like this build.

Firestrike score http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7604791

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your opinion on these cards man? I'm looking into my first build, I've been researching and so on since last year, I am a big MSI fan too. But I'm a bit apprehentious as whether to get these cards, of the EVGA SC+ 980Ti's..How do these cards perform and what sort of temps are you getting?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The cards perform great and so far have devoured every game I've thrown at them. They do run hotter than my old 970s on SLI and from my own research they run hotter than other 980ti's as well. So if you decide to go with these,make sure to have plenty of airflow in your case, use msi afterburner to setup a fan profile while gaming, I took an extra step and put a spare fan I had right next to the cards. So far the hottest they have gotten while gaming is around 80°C and it hasn't made an impact on performance and they can go even hotter and still be ok. Also, also they do sell water blocks for these cards, something I'm considering in the future but I don't think is really necessary, I just want my system to look badass lol.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks for the info man! I'll makesure to take it into account!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same cards and have found my cards run exactly the same as yours. I have a fan curve with after burner set at 20% till 40c. My cards at idle usually never see over 40 for the top card and lower 30's for the bottom (at idle). I also came from 970's and agree, these cards run exceptionally hotter but as you stated, just get some good air flow over and around em and you are all good. Very nice looking rig sir, good job indeed. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :-)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello :) Nice build. I would like to know what fps do u get with this setup, cuz i have 6600k with similar z170 mb. Now i planning maybe to get 980TI cuz its cheap and get another pretty soon but there are not many 980ti-s benchmarks at 1080p xD Or maybe even GTX 1070, a GTX 1080 is not an option. Got Benq 2430T 1080p 144hz monitor and i absolutly love it....can get back to 60, so i need something to give me about 150fps everywhere :))) I can find 980 TI new for 450euro's and 1070 is about 550e so i figure i dont need more than 6gbs of vram for 1080p :))) Thx in advance :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

During my testing with vsync turned off, I can easily get around 130-140 fps at 1080p with everything else maxed out. Some games I could get over 200 fps. It really depends on what games you are playing. For me, as long as I can maintain 60 fps I'm ok, my panel only has a 60 refresh rate. Some of the newer games are using over 6 gigs of vram when you turn the textures all the way up, most resent example is Mirror's Edge Catalyst, when you turn the graphics to hyper it wants to use 7.5 gigs of vram. It causes the fps to go down to the 40s when that happens. So vram is really starting to become an issue with some games. What I did is I turn everything to hyper and left textures at high, then I turned the resolution to 1440p, vram now stays at 5gigs. So if you can afford it, go with the 1070, but if you decide to go with the 980ti, as you can see there are ways to get around the vram limitation in some games. Hope any of this helps you.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot :) I usually play Battlefield, Battlefront, The Division and stuff... Do u have The Division maybe? Idd like to know which fps 980ti's in sli give :)

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

It depends on what game I'm playing. For example, last night I was playing witcher 3, load would peak around 50% on occasion, average I would say was in the 30s most of the time. In something like fallout 4, it would sometimes peak in the 80s and it would average in the mid to upper 70s.