yeah, that's not much in the way of competition is the issue; particularly in the 500W+ category with SS holding 3/5.
Very nice build
Sorry I missed your comment, but I did not need an extender for the CPU.
Very nice build, those 6GB 780s was a good buy back then, much more future-proof than my 780Ti 3GBs.
Ok thanks, I'll still give it a shot, since I have two 780Tis collecting dust, my other option is pulling one of my 390X STRIX cards from my CF computer. Otherwise I might look at a Nano if neither fits.
Well actually the 780Ti Matrix is a hair shorter and 6mm slimmer than your Tri-X so should be G2G.
Very nice build man.
I barely ever went a hair over 750W with 290X CF and a 4770K.
Looks very nice. Planning a build with this case and a 780Ti Matrix/i5 6500 this summer for overseas travel.
So does it fit in your carry-on bag then?
Yes, some people
Nope, just stating a fact.
I'd get cheaper DDR4 RAM; and personally I'd geo X99 with the 6 core 5820K
I run anther system with an i7 960 @4.1Ghz on an H55.
Fastest game to download. I should have moved it to the SSD to decrease loading times.
In practical terms performance difference between i5 and i7 is negligible; take for example the i5 4570S @2.9Ghz and 4790K @4.0Ghz, each with a GTX 770 compared across 5 games on andantech. The average FPS gain from the i7 is 2.24 FPS; something not really noticeable in-game. For games not much reason to bother.
Why? A desktop i5 is plenty for today's games.
Here's a slower i5 vs a 4790k, most games 1-3 fps difference one game with 7.
I'm thinking of getting the Asus Impact one
Very nice; my brother has 2x Intel Xeon X5650s paired with 2xGTX 780 TwinFrozr GPUs and it games awesome; as I'm sure this one does. Only thing I would have added would be another 8GB of RAM, but this is a very nice build and a great price I might add.
Metro 2033 maxed: 34.54FPS
Shogun 2 max with MLAA: 81.3FPS
Hitman Absolution Guru3d settings: 69.43FPS
Thief Guru3d settings: 69.7FPS
Tomb Raider Guru3D Settings: 104.3FPS
Farcry 4 low AA: 44.407FPS
Attila Total War Maximum Quality Setting: 43.3FPS
Crysis 3 maxed with 4xTXAA: 39.428FPS
Bioshock Infinite maxed: 77.19FPS
Dragon Age Inquisition Max and no AA: 46.46FPS
Duke Nukem Forever maxed: 213.392FPS
Borderlands 2 maxed: 98.469FPS
Crysis 2 maxed: 73.603FPS
Rage maxed with 16xAA: 49.492FPS
Skyrim maxed with K ENB Southern Lights+2k texture mods: 33-39FPS outdoors.
They don't, I have one picture with my 780Ti MATRIX next to the 980Ti STRIX for comparison.
It's pretty awesome for things like X: Rebirth (I know, I know), TW3, Rise of Legends, Attila Total War, Arma 3, etc. Even got Quake running on it. Does not like Rome 2 Total War though; units disappear on the side panels. Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star looks great on them, but man that UI no matter what setting is a PITA.
I think that's reserved for 4 way SLI, triple 4K kinda people.
Yeah, the colors could be better, but overall they are nice enough. I was worried about QC, but all 3 have been great.
Crysis 3 at 7680x1440p is a challenge. Definitely not hitting 144Hz.
No, they are bot the STRIX. I would have preferred a MATRIX version, but they weren't out at the time.
Well, it's the kind of job where you are away a lot in third world countries, so catch-22.
Yup, this is even worse when on a 2G/3G network, it will spin for quite a while. Stateside not as noticeable.
You can get them used for a decent price; or just get the Maximus VII Formula; should work with a 4770K: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-MAX7FOR&c=CJ.
Not maxing games @4K, you need SLI 980Tis for a shot at that. But you can drop resolution on games that are too much via DSR I believe.
The build quality was my major dislike, very cheap quality. I love my Cosmos II case, it is a work of art compared to a Haf X and also much easier to work with/not as cramped, and easy to open, better air flow.
Very nice build, love the lighting.
Very nice looking build, and that card looks awesome.
Love the build and those Kingpin cards look awesome.
Very nice looking computer.
Nice clean case man and nice o/c on your cpu.
No, I've got a pretty solid overclock on my cpu now and I don't want to mess it up. It's annoying I wasted $530 on RAM I'm not using, but oh well, guess I've got some spare sticks now.
Sweet build man.
Smaller bus on the 980/970 really hurt them at 4K; my SLI 780TIs handily beat 980s in most benchmarks @4K. Same deal in games; over 20% faster than 980 SLI @4K; I don't think drivers will fix that big a gap. I don't think the 970/980 were designed to replace the 780/780Ti anyway.
Yeah, I just gave up on that, all the sticks are good, for some reason won't work with 48 or 64 though, just 32GB.
Really nice build, have you had a chance to see how much the extra VRAM helps in games?
Nice man, yeah GTX 580s were amazing cards. I feel you on the 2600K, I miss my old i7 960 4.1Ghz some days. No less impressive is your running a heavily modded skyrim with no stutters, especially on 1.5GB of VRAM.