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July 18, 2013 10:27:50 AM

Hi,
I am having my first gaming PC built.
I want to be able to play all kinds of games but I am new to video games (my brother just game me DIABLO III and FAR CRY 3, and I like CRYSIS 3 in demo) but I plan to mostly use my set up for flight simulation, thus the need/want for a 3-monitor setup.

The build comes with a GTX 770 2GB.
My other choice is the GTX 780 3GB.
Though not available as an option, I like the GTX 770 4GB which may fix my conundrum (Maybe I should get the build with no graphic card then buy the GTX 770 4GB? Not sure if it is even possible with this builder)...

Right now I have a single 27" monitor (2560 x 1440): Would the GTX 770 2G be sufficient for now?
In the next few months, when I add 2 monitors of the same type to my set up (I guess that would be 7680 x 4320?!?), would the GTX 770 2GB be sufficient, if only for flight simulation?

Should I get the GTX 780 3GB instead? How does it compare with the GTX 770 4GB for my needs?

I understand that because of my 3-monitors setup, the VRAM size may be my greater concern; but when adding the consideration of speed and FPS while playing games, am I better off with a GTX 780 3GB? Would a GTX 770 4GB SLI change your choice?
Anything I am forgetting to consider? Sorry for the long-winded question.

Thanks for any reply.

My (future) build:
Case: AZZA Silentium 920B Mid-Tower
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (8GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
HDD: 256 GB SAMSUNG Pro 840 Series
HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
PSU: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply
Case Fan: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans
CPU Fan: * CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (For now...?)

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July 18, 2013 10:38:22 AM
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If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770
July 18, 2013 10:51:18 AM

Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


Thanks for the fast reply!
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July 26, 2013 6:54:32 AM

Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


The 780 is 60-70% more expensive than the 770. Yet it's performance is only 10-20% better.
In Far Cry 3 it can give you 58 fps instead of 50, in Bf3 136 fps instead of 126.
See for yourself: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-780-vs-GeForce-GTX-...

That's a really poor value for money over the GTX 770, if you ask me. But of course, if the cost doesn't matter, it is a faster card in absolute terms. It's just not "way ahead" in any real-world comparison.

In a triple-monitor setup it of course benefits from the 3GB of VRAM, but there are other cards out there with 3-4GB of VRAM that don't cost as much. The GTX 770 4GB is by far the better deal here. You would save around $250 which means you can upgrade that much sooner when the need for a faster card than the GTX 770 arises. By then you'll get more than 10% performance increase by upgrading, likely without having to pay a dollar extra.
July 26, 2013 9:50:53 AM

ekseli said:
Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


The 780 is 60-70% more expensive than the 770. Yet it's performance is only 10-20% better.
In Far Cry 3 it can give you 58 fps instead of 50, in Bf3 136 fps instead of 126.
See for yourself: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-780-vs-GeForce-GTX-...

That's a really poor value for money over the GTX 770, if you ask me. But of course, if the cost doesn't matter, it is a faster card in absolute terms. It's just not "way ahead" in any real-world comparison.

In a triple-monitor setup it of course benefits from the 3GB of VRAM, but there are other cards out there with 3-4GB of VRAM that don't cost as much. The GTX 770 4GB is by far the better deal here. You would save around $250 which means you can upgrade that much sooner when the need for a faster card than the GTX 770 arises. By then you'll get more than 10% performance increase by upgrading, likely without having to pay a dollar extra.


July 26, 2013 9:54:53 AM

Thanks.
I agree that the GTX 770 4GB is a better choice for my needs but the builder I am using does not offer it. So I looked around, thought about getting the GTX 770 4GB myself... but I decided to go with the easier choice i.e the GTX 780 3GB. Thanks again.
September 13, 2013 1:48:03 PM

Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


wooow i searched gtx 770 2gb vs 4gb...you know why lol and happend to find you.....how much time do spend on this site?!?!?!?! xD
September 29, 2013 6:47:38 PM

Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


Hi ....
Is 800w gs corsair power supply enough for:

Fx 8350 4.0ghz
Msi gamming edition gtx 780 3gb
750gb hdd
Gigabyte 990fxa ud3
8gb corsair ram 8×2
Amd stock heatsink
Lite on dvd drive

Is the psu gs800w corsair enough?
September 30, 2013 11:31:59 AM

syed shah said:
Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


Hi ....
Is 800w gs corsair power supply enough for:

Fx 8350 4.0ghz
Msi gamming edition gtx 780 3gb
750gb hdd
Gigabyte 990fxa ud3
8gb corsair ram 8×2
Amd stock heatsink
Lite on dvd drive

Is the psu gs800w corsair enough?


DEFO M8, will defiantly be enough. thats the one graphics card right? no sli?
September 30, 2013 12:33:02 PM

buster108 said:
syed shah said:
Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


Hi ....
Is 800w gs corsair power supply enough for:

Fx 8350 4.0ghz
Msi gamming edition gtx 780 3gb
750gb hdd
Gigabyte 990fxa ud3
8gb corsair ram 8×2
Amd stock heatsink
Lite on dvd drive

Is the psu gs800w corsair enough?


DEFO M8, will defiantly be enough. thats the one graphics card right? no sli?


No .. if then out of budget
Is it good pc for gamming
September 30, 2013 1:54:45 PM

syed shah said:
buster108 said:
syed shah said:
Josh Brumpton said:
If you can get 780 go for it. way ahead in frame rate and performance compared to the 770


Hi ....
Is 800w gs corsair power supply enough for:

Fx 8350 4.0ghz
Msi gamming edition gtx 780 3gb
750gb hdd
Gigabyte 990fxa ud3
8gb corsair ram 8×2
Amd stock heatsink
Lite on dvd drive

Is the psu gs800w corsair enough?


DEFO M8, will defiantly be enough. thats the one graphics card right? no sli?


No .. if then out of budget
Is it good pc for gamming


hell yh! tho i personally would choose the i53570k /i54670k over that (as it doesnt need as much wattage, 8350=125W i5 3570k=77W) but its an awesome build!
October 27, 2013 8:32:29 PM

Windforce GTX760 4Gb OC SLi.

Save the spare for the next gen graphics and games along the road.

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