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2gb vs 4gb vs OC @GTX770

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July 24, 2013 4:17:08 PM

A regular 770 would cost me £318, the Overclocked edition would cost me £340~ and the 4gb edition would cost me £380.
Is there any notable (10fps+) performance boost for the extra £20-60
If it helps, the system the card would be used in is listed below
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£87.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£123.66 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£65.97 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£339.00 @ Amazon <undecided
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£26.96 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans (£21.20 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£59.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.87 @ Aria PC)
Other: Corsair 350D window (£95.00)
Total: £1050.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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July 24, 2013 4:29:37 PM

get this instead
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1kiq5

-not a cheap liquid cooler
-i dont see any justification of getting a gryphon board. it doesnt perform better. has about the same IO, yet it costs 20 pounds extra
-thought you may need some ram
-better SSD although the v300 is fine
-upgraded the hard drive
-i highly doubt you need such an expensive adaptor
-the msi card is 40 pounds cheaper, performs better, runs cooler, and is built better all at the same time
-better psu
-a note is that the case without the window is only 80 pounds vs 90 for a window
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July 24, 2013 4:30:08 PM

the overclocked edition has no benefits when you can do that yourself and as for the 4gb card, it doesnt perform a jack better than the 2gb card
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July 24, 2013 4:47:17 PM

TheBigTroll said:
get this instead
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1kiq5

-not a cheap liquid cooler
-i dont see any justification of getting a gryphon board. it doesnt perform better. has about the same IO, yet it costs 20 pounds extra
-thought you may need some ram
-better SSD although the v300 is fine
-upgraded the hard drive
-i highly doubt you need such an expensive adaptor
-the msi card is 40 pounds cheaper, performs better, runs cooler, and is built better all at the same time
-better psu
-a note is that the case without the window is only 80 pounds vs 90 for a window

The reasoning behind the liquid cooler wasnt so much that it would perform better than an air cooler but that it would make the internals look cleaner. I can't believe I forgot the ram *doh*
My reasoning behind the gryphon was the Overclocking potential, up to 4.6 vs the reported 4.4 on the DH3/D3H - results i saw in the CustomPC magazine. If my source was incorrect however, I would change it back.
Thank you for the other suggestions though. Could you suggest a good haswell certified 600w + PSU as i wish to try Overclocking with this build.
(Have changed gpu to Msi 770)

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July 24, 2013 5:17:24 PM

a) they dont perform much better. they will not make or break a overclock when all the chips are limited to around 4.5ghz anyways. if you are looking for asthetics, you may as well just get custom watercooling

they overclock the same. the gigabyte actually has a upper hand from the higher quality IR powerstages. purely depends on how lucky you are with the chip and not so much the board. the differences are negligble

pretty much every proper modern psu is haswell ready. a xfx 550w is fine. the cx 600 doesnt even supply 600w
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