Description

This was a build from last summer -- and my first. I am getting ready to replace some parts to cannibalize for a build for my brother..so wanted to share for posterity.

I started this build with 2 7950's, but went up to the Titan's in SLI to game at 1440p. The build was relatively simple -- that is after watching about 15 hours of tutorial videos. The hardest part here (I'm in New Mexico) is the dust and the static -- we get single digit humidity here. That and my cable management is pretty mediocre.

Next for this build I am installing a Maximux IV Extreme Black Edition with an i7-4930K into a new HAF-X case, as there is a bottleneck with the CPU and especially the Z77 PCIE bandwidth. I'm also getting a 3rd Titan SC...probably don't need it, but they are difficult to find. Long term I would like to get the upcoming ASUS ROG Swift 1440p 120Hz monitor, so I may need the extra horsepower. I will also watercool the system at some point, after watching another 15 hours on how to do it. Thanks for reading!

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 7 points

glad to see this build again with a proper description this time! A third Titan seems like an obscene amount of overkill, but that's your choice. i'd probably go for a multi-monitor setup for that amount of gpu power though. 1440 gaming probably barely makes this monster sweat.

+1

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

I figured when the 1440p's with 120Hz refresh rate come out I would need 2-3 titans to maximize frames at that resolution.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

shame you didnt get a qnix and just overclocked it yourself to see lol. that does make sense though. congrats on the awesome build :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you buy Titans with custom Windforce or IceQ fan coolers?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

no, only 780ti, which is the same gaming performance

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the Titan has 6GB memory for 1440p resolution multi screen setups. While the 780ti only has 3GB memory, it has a much higher overclocking capability then the Titan, which would be better for just one big high hz maxed out resolution screen.

If any of that information is wrong I apologize lol. But that's what I surmised after researching both cards.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but the 780Ti is MORE than capable of pushing 1440p. You only really need 6GB VRAM for 4K etc.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

titans without backplates how dare u sir!!!!!!

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

:( I know. I have waterblocks on standby until I get the nerve to do it. You wouldn't think something the cost of a used car could be destroyed by a few drips of water.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yea man true that i love that build tho makes mine look like **** lol goodjob im jelly for sure

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Good to see more on this build, +1. Personally I'm settling in until ready for 4k before going obscene with something like a titan 3-way (sounds dirty).

try used dryer sheets on those intake fans for dust, and static cling :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Great tip! Moving the litter box to the other side of the house also helped. -_-

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

i have experienced that as well. How can something so small create so much dust

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Budget? N/A

lol :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

What game is in the 7th picture? Where the girl is dressed in a red kinda cloth/leather armor and has two swords on her back?

Nice build btw, exceeds 85% of peoples budgets on this site. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's a heavily modded Dragon Age 2.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Every time there is an ASOIAF name I make it a point to comment. This build is ludicrous! enjoy the sucker

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Interested in your games list, particularly what all is listed in the screenshots, didn't recognize all of them. Think I picked up on Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, Fallout NV, Skyrim, BioShock Infinite, Batman Arkham City, the other 3 or so wasn't sure on. Maybe the one was a Metro game? Might be totally wrong.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks like Dragon Age 2 in the 7th picture.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

The gory one is from Bulletstorm. The lodge picture is Skyrim. The bar is Metro: LL.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You should sell both of your titans and get the 780ti s because they perform better in games

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about that, but i may move up to 4K or 3 1440ps and I may need the 6GB of VRAM.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought 3gb was enough? And the 780ti s will give you more fps than titan

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you mean Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition, not Maximus.

Maximus is always the top board for the non enthusiast processors.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Where would the MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard fall in that category?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

GD65 is the highest of the MSI Line. I should have said that Maximus is the top of board on the Asus product line. GD-65 is a good board but in my opinion nothing beats Asus.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing beats anything, it just depends on the features you most favor. The GD65 board is rated the best OC'ing gaming motherboard. What the Maximus is used for I don't know, and I don't know if it was released before or after the GD65. But I'll stick with what I know and stay with the MSI line lol.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You took what I said too literally. The Maximus Extreme is the enthusiast model for extreme overlocking. Maximus IV Extreme

Do you have a link to confirm that the GD65 is the best OC'ing board?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, thank you!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat cable clutter, doe.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, working on fixing that.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

2 TITANS

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, great build!! I am curious to know if the 850W psu is holding up fine for you even with the two titans is sli?

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