So I'm getting a new rig with 3 1080p monitors for gaming and 3 1080p monitors for internet or whatever (so six monitors). I'll mostly be playing world of warcraft hopefully in 3d or 120hz surround.
I'm already prepared to get a 4770k and 2 4GB 770s in sli but I keep wondering If I'm missing out by not getting 2 780s in sli.
The problem for me is, while doable the 780s will be the straw that breaks the camels back in my money situation.
However I'm willing to take the chance if 2 780s will make for a more enjoyable experience.
It should also be noted that I will be doing a lot of live streaming with xsplit as well.
I plan I getting gigabyte's windforce factory overclocked versions of either card that are supposed to have 450w thermal dissipation and then overclock them some more.
In a perfect world I would like 120fps in 2D but I know that's not going to happen, 80-100 fps is acceptable for me and I won't be using anti aliasing or SSAO.
If I overclocked these babies along with my cpu what would you recommend?
surround 3D world of warcraft? heh... the CPU will be the bottleneck i have a i5-2500K overclocked to 4.7GHZ and with 2x SLI 670's and cant reach 120hz on one monitor i've been told my cpu is a bottleneck and wow depends on cpu more
while with other games i can get 120hz 3D easily "DMC, LOL maybe crysis 3 cant remember" but not surround as it always kill my fps.
also if using surround it feels like the screens on the right and left are streched and i began to hate it.
I already know WoW won't hit the same kind of fps as other games get because of the way it's coded. But in benchmarks like this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX... with only 1 770 card it seems there is hope yet. The gpu in that benchmark is not overclocked either and considering its 450w cooling mixed with gpu boost 2.0 it should overclock really high.
The thing that puts a stick in my gear is this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7... which shows that a gigabyte windforce 770 will perform the same on its factory overclock as a reference 780 but that it scales pretty badly and perhaps a windforce 780 will give me 100+ fps overclocked.
Too much uncertainty.