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I pretty much just use this for Battlefield 4. I built this PC just before the Beta for Battlefield 4 came out, and it's been finished for quite some time now. But it's still pretty much your best build option for the game. Now that the GTX 770s have come down in price, if you have the money do that, but if not, I would take this over a single Titan. Heck, maybe even over a single 780ti. The only thing I still need is an adapter for the monitor for adaptive refresh rate. It's supposed to be a really nice bang for your buck with this monitor. Don't tell me I should have bought i7 either. Benchmarks show about an extra 2-3 frames per second. Not worth the extra money. Sorry. So far my only complaint is the Asus burner. It sucks. But maybe I just need some newer software. I'll post benchmark scores if anybody wants any in particular. I run BF4 in max, except effects quality, which i have on high as opposed to Ultra. It runs about 80fps either way, but close up explosions drop the frame rate if effects quality is on Ultra.

My favorite parts in this build are the case (great for hiding cables under the mobo), and the monitor. 144hz is nice.

Stock Temps: CPU: Idle: CPU1-4: 38, 40, 38, 38 Load: CPU1-4: 67, 65, 66, 63

GPU: Idle: GPU1 and 28: , 33 Load: GPU1 and 2: 67, 82

3DMark 11 Scores: Performance: P9817

3DMark Scores: CloudGate: 16240 FireStrike: 6441 IceStorm: 92545

New 3DMark Scores after overclock: CloudGate: 17128 FireStrike: 6786 IceStorm: 96481

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated 3.0: 4617

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

if this was built to be playing BF4 you should have gone with AMD cards.. (BF4 is optimized for AMD)

  • 72 months ago
  • -3 points

Optimized doesn't mean anything. Go look at benchmark scores. Once Mantle drops, then amd might get a slight advantage, but I doubt it. Dual 760 beats the crap out of 290x for framerates. Plus costs less.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why two cards instead of the Asus mars 760 or a 290x? Maybe even a 780...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

the mars cost more than separately getting the cards man

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not out in the US so I don't know... just a suggestion

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Just found out what the mars is. It's crap! It's basically a dual 760 setup, for another $250, minus 1 PCI Express bus. So half the bus bandwidth. I can't believe that card even sells. Maybe if you had 1 pci-express slot, plus the room in the case, then it might be a viable answer. Like an ITX board, in a big case. Which make no sense really.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you could do quad ski with two of them in an matx setup but it wouldn't really be worth it

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen where 3 760s is lower fps than 2 760s due to issues with scaling. Like Battlefield 3. So I imagine 2 Mars would be a nightmare. The Mars is just a horrible idea 99% of the time.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

780 doesn't get the same performance as 2x 760. 780ti would, but would cost more.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then you can SLI it in the future instead of having to get rid of both 760s. The 760s are still a great pair but it makes more sense to get one, then later get another. But if it works, it works.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, lets think about it like this. Here are your options. 760s for $500, and upgrade 2 years later for another $500 to be back on top. So $1000 for 4 years. Or $770 and then 2 years later, probably get one for $400 (Like having dual 580s today), and be back on top. It will perform faster, but not have the same technologies since it will be 2 generations behind and use more power. So either way is a great option. They both have pros and cons. I'll also say, sli still has some slight issues. like sli lag from time to time. Usually just when a game is still new or drivers are new. but it's come along way on framerates for scaling.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Also don't forget mutlimonitor or higher resolutions. The trend shows that the newer cards are usually better at more pixels.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, I can't find a 580 or 590 for sale. Sometimes high end cards can be hard to find a year or 2 later.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't add the monitor and other accessories, this build cost $1114.91. So please keep that in mind on the performance to cost ratio. I'll post some 3D Mark scores soon.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

wow ,... beastly!! :) and who new they did 144 refresh monitors. I am still behind in the times!

question tho .. with 2 powerful vid cards .. is that size case and stock cooler keeping the temps down?

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup. Highest the GPUs get up to about 85c, and the cpu is about 70c under full load

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey there, interesting build! Seems like you overdid the ram, and didn't go for 4x4GB. How is a 750w PSU doing with two SLI 760s? I'm very curious about it because there's a lot of debate on whether or not 750w is safe or not.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, 2 8gb sticks was just better for upgrade path. Not that I should need it for video games. The 750w is great. I had overlooked cpu to 4ghz, and it still was enough power. Just didn't see any extra frames per second. I have a kill-a-watt device to measure the power, so I'll plug it in and tell you what it is using under full load in sli with no overclocking in bf4

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be awesome, thank you!