Description

I do a lot of things with this PC.

Gaming obviously, but mostly on single screen. I sold my 2nd 560 ti by the time I got the three monitors. I've been playing surround gaming with single 560 ti using hacks and 3rd party software. Most dx9 games work with a little tweaking. I'm looking forward to upgrade to dual gtx770 gigabyte 4gb ones, but still wondering if it would fit with the hdd cage not removed.

I built this pc with future proofing in mind - how the whole rig would last for 2 rounds of graphic cards. The 1st gpu I sold to a friend, while the 2nd gpu I will sell to my brother as promised, as he owns the same exact rig with the same gpu but he not much of a heavy gamer, only on 1080p.

I play a lot with after effects and premiere, so having a geforce card does helps in premiere. Looking forward for more ram if prices go back down, it helps with the rendering. OC the cpu to 4.5ghz does help with sli gaming and rendering videos. Other than videos, I play a lot with sketchup, autocad, photoshop, illustrator, and some other similar software.

I do recording music as well. For I still can't find enough reason yet to get dedicated audio cards for my electric guitar, which I just plug in to the mobo line in. I do ASIO recordings and music compositions. About audio, being someone who mix sounds and music with quality sound in mind, I think even with the cheap z506 speakers and on board audio, the sound is good enough to enjoy movies and music so no need for audio cards.

For now, this pc is good enough for all these thing I do. But upgrading to dual gtx770s is a must for surround gaming.

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

why the sli 560's?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

well at that time 3 years ago i had a good offer, and was only on 1080p..actually even on one 560 ti is quite good for triple monitor gaming on some games..

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gonna spend the money on two 770 4gb cards, just buy a 780ti. Same price, same or better performance, and you ALWAYS go for the most powerful single gpu you can get. Buy that card, and if you feel the need to buy another card because it's not sufficient then buy another one. Anybody on here would agree with that statement. Your build other than that PSU (which worries me) is good though.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

well I was thinking that since I have 850w and the sli-able setup I should try sli something..but I thought sli 780 or 780 ti is a bit too extreme for my setup haha but you have a point though..and it makes more sense since at my place in south east asia gtx770 is rather overpriced compared to 350$ us prices, while reference 780 ti are quite reasonable at 700$

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU worries me (just giving my reasoning for it) because it's only 80+ silver certified. You want at least gold with such a high power build. It's not a bad psu, but not great by any means. You could SLI but the 780ti would give you probably better performance for the same price. You want all the frames you can get in Nvidia surround.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks dude you made me thinking a lot.. firstly my rig is from last 2 gens, so time may come for a new build.. 2ndly 780ti/770 sli is barely enough for surround, which in three years has improved so much, so next gen would be better for surround..I just need something to power it now coz ive been waiting like 2 years to enjoy surround properly..later i can just use it to power something less.. and 3rdly its good to have extra wattage for the psu right? ive just found out a gigabyte 780 ti oc just landed in my local market, in which 2x 7704gb still costs 100$ more

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It does have the wattage, but it's not as efficient as one would like for a high power build. Watch this video if you're confused about this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOXTZizoknc

There is more to look at when you are getting GPU's. Ram clock speed, and core clock. If you want to SLI some cards you have to worry about micro stuttering. While most people say it's unnoticeable with 770's in SLI, that doesn't mean it isn't there and you might end up with cards that don't SLI very well. As for you saying you might just need a whole new build, I won't argue with that.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

why does my psu worry you? is it not enough for sli?

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