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June 19, 2013 4:19:11 PM

I am building a new system and am trying to determine if its worth the cost/risk to run sli on air cooling alone. I'd rather just run one video card if possible. The case I bought before I really thought it out was a thermaltake new soprano and it has a large 200mm front fan, a 120mm bottom intake fan and one 120mm exhaust fan. With no other fan mounting options I'm concerned about heat damaging the system if I had to run sli. Do you guys think this setup would run modern games at 2560X1440 resolution with just this one video card. If not - could I run sli? would it really impact the heat in the case? I do not want to go the water-cooled route just for convenience sake.
Thank you for your input

My components so far that I've purchased. I have not assembled them yet

Monitor: Asus PB278Q
Case: Themaltake new soprano
Motherboard: Asus pz8z77-v LE PLUS
CPU: Intel I7-3770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler master hyper 212 evo 2GB
GPU: EVGA GTX 770 sC with ACX cooling
RAM: 16GB corsair vengeance
PSU: Corsair TX850 M
Soundcard: Soundblaster Z
SSD: Samsung 840 128GB
HHD: WD Black 1TB

June 19, 2013 4:27:25 PM

It will run games just fine with one card, but it will take 2 cards to max the intensive stuff. And if you SLI you're just fine on air.
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June 19, 2013 4:31:10 PM

That card will max out crysis 3 at that res at a respectable ( and to me playable) 26 fps. It should be more than fine for you.

Considering that game brings Titans and 7990's to their knees xD
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June 19, 2013 4:51:51 PM

You should have come here *BEFORE* purchasing, not after. I would have told you to lose the sound card and 16GB of RAM won't affect your system's performance, and 850W is overkill for a single GPU solution. But yeah a GTX 770 will handle anything you can throw at it.
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June 19, 2013 4:56:08 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You should have come here *BEFORE* purchasing, not after. I would have told you to lose the sound card and 16GB of RAM won't affect your system's performance, and 850W is overkill for a single GPU solution. But yeah a GTX 770 will handle anything you can throw at it.


I chose not to mention the ram... looking at the pairing with an i7 I assumed they knew what they were using it for :p 

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June 19, 2013 8:15:08 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You should have come here *BEFORE* purchasing, not after. I would have told you to lose the sound card and 16GB of RAM won't affect your system's performance, and 850W is overkill for a single GPU solution. But yeah a GTX 770 will handle anything you can throw at it.


Thanks for everyone's feedback - I feel more comfortable now with the prospect of running just a single GPU. As far as the ram goes - I edit a lot of HD video and the memory was cheap so I figured why not futureproof a little. ya -I was wondering about the sound card. seemed a little gimicky to me, but I figured it was probably better then on-board sound especially with surround sound. But I was just guessing.
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