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First build, some questions on the 780ti and 1440p.

420yoloswag

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $132.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $161.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Best Buy
Storage *Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $709.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.75 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor $229.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $444.99 @ Mac Mall
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Wired Slim Keyboard $99.95 @ Amazon
Mouse SteelSeries Rival Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Best Buy
Other Furniture $410.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2880.56
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-15 11:36 EST-0500

I have some questions on using the 780ti for two monitors. The 1440p monitor would be used for gaming while the 1080p monitor would be used just for general browsing and stuff. I'm hoping to play games on ultra with 2x-4x AA. Is this build suitable?

EDIT: I've remade the build using two 770's SLI'd. Now I have some questions on cooling, am I going to need extra case fans? I feel like with two GPU's running I'm going to need more cooling.

New build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $132.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $161.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Best Buy
Storage *Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.75 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor $229.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $444.99 @ Mac Mall
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Wired Slim Keyboard $99.95 @ Amazon
Mouse SteelSeries Rival Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Best Buy
Other Furniture $410.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2870.55
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-15 12:21 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

You won't get 60FPS in all games with a 780ti at 1440p.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know the cheapest option that can? Be it a singular card or SLI?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd go for a pair of 970s.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never done SLI before and I've heard many horror stories of games losing a lot of performance because they don't support it well. Is it worth it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_970_sli_review,11.html Summary: Single 970 vs SLI 970 (1440p gaming)

54 FPS --> 97 FPS

83 --> 155

54 --> 103

73 --> 130

44 --> 75

62 --> 108

48 --> 73

40 --> 72

^ Seems all the tested games got significant boosts.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, this is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now there really isn't another option for 1440P. Nvidia has made some big improvements in the drivers, that really help with SLI performance and reducing micro-stutter.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems they are increasing the effectiveness of sli too... Much closer to a straight multiple than the older cards.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Build looks fine. You might not be able to max out everything, but it should get in the 60's range with a few things tuned down just a bit.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've edited the topic to include two way SLI with the 770's. What extra cooling am I going to need with them?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you want to watercool them, just make sure you have good airflow in your case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya. This is when those cases with tons of mesh openings and fan locations is a great idea... You don't want the hot air sitting in there or the gpus will run hotter than you'd want.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

MOST games will run easily at 60fps on that, but a few will not. Dual 970s or a 980 should do the trick for the rest. Game benchmarks usually include 1080p and 1600p in thier results. Figure that it will be between those for whatever games you look up.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've edited the topic to include two way SLI with the 770's. What extra cooling am I going to need with them?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just make sure you have good case fans. And try to arrange your drives in a way that allows the best direct air flow from the front fans to the gpus. A side exhaust fan is a good idea as well. If your case supports a fan on the bottom that blows upwards, that's also a good idea. You basically just want to make sure the hot air is not sitting on the gpus to get fed back into them much.

There's a new issue now though, your power supply is not good for what your doing now... I strongly suggest a 1000w psu, or at minimum an 800w. The 1000w will be a decent overhead, which is good for longevity, noise, and efficiency. An 800w should also work well, but may not be as quite or efficient under heavy load in games.

Your cpu cooler is a beast, and is a good idea for this build as it will suffer less from the extra gpu heat than most air coolers would. It also has very powerful fans, which are going to help expel alot of air from the case when paired with high cfm case fans as intakes.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a R9 295X2. Its more powerful than a single GTX 980 or 2 GTX 970's at high resolutions. You will need a bigger PSU though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm reading a lot of negative things about the R9 295X2. For a lot of people it gives blue screens, adds a lot of heat to the room, etc. Also, according to some users, the game does not utilize both GPU's if it isn't in fullscreen, which is a big deal for me. I play all my games in windowed or borderless window.

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