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GeForce GTX 760 (2 way SLI) OR GeForce GTX 770?

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August 4, 2013 7:06:34 AM

Im currently upgrading my PC and im still stuck between having sli GTX 760s or a single GTX 770. So i would like to know what you think.

PC Specs

CPU - Intel i5 3570k
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155
RAM - 16GB 1600mhz
GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 760 (2 way SLI) OR GeForce GTX 770
PSU - XFX P1850SNLB9

Monitors - 2x LG IPS234 23" running at 1080p

Ill use the computer for extreme gaming, recording and video editing/rendering.
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August 4, 2013 7:10:58 AM

THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.
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August 4, 2013 7:18:17 AM

adimeister said:
THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.


Thats what im sort of worried about. If i have this case do you reckon it'll be fine?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007C008L2/?tag=pcp0f-21
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August 4, 2013 7:25:29 AM

With 2 screens the 760s would seem like the best bet, perhaps the 4GB cards would be good also if you plan on getting a 3rd display to game on.
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August 4, 2013 8:16:38 AM

TeamSignal said:
adimeister said:
THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.


Thats what im sort of worried about. If i have this case do you reckon it'll be fine?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007C008L2/?tag=pcp0f-21


What's your PSU? Two 760s would need at least a 550W PSU, but preferably 600-650W to keep it cool (and quiet).

Also two 760s are far better value than a single 770 if you don't mind the higher absolute price. It gives you more performance than a GTX Titan and will certainly last you a long time. However, I might go with 4GB cards because that way the VRAM wont bottleneck your awesome SLI speed a few years don't the line, especially if you add a third monitor.

2GB would be fine for a single GTX 770 since the memory wont in all likelihood be a bottleneck for a single card, but two 760s in SLI are going to outlast a single 770 by quite a fair margin.
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August 4, 2013 8:59:39 AM

ekseli said:
TeamSignal said:
adimeister said:
THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.


Thats what im sort of worried about. If i have this case do you reckon it'll be fine?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007C008L2/?tag=pcp0f-21


What's your PSU? Two 760s would need at least a 550W PSU, but preferably 600-650W to keep it cool (and quiet).

Also two 760s are far better value than a single 770 if you don't mind the higher absolute price. It gives you more performance than a GTX Titan and will certainly last you a long time. However, I might go with 4GB cards because that way the VRAM wont bottleneck your awesome SLI speed a few years don't the line, especially if you add a third monitor.

2GB would be fine for a single GTX 770 since the memory wont in all likelihood be a bottleneck for a single card, but two 760s in SLI are going to outlast a single 770 by quite a fair margin.


Im getting a 850watt psu, and can you link me to a suitable 760?
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August 4, 2013 10:45:14 AM

TeamSignal said:
ekseli said:
TeamSignal said:
adimeister said:
THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.


Thats what im sort of worried about. If i have this case do you reckon it'll be fine?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007C008L2/?tag=pcp0f-21


What's your PSU? Two 760s would need at least a 550W PSU, but preferably 600-650W to keep it cool (and quiet).

Also two 760s are far better value than a single 770 if you don't mind the higher absolute price. It gives you more performance than a GTX Titan and will certainly last you a long time. However, I might go with 4GB cards because that way the VRAM wont bottleneck your awesome SLI speed a few years don't the line, especially if you add a third monitor.

2GB would be fine for a single GTX 770 since the memory wont in all likelihood be a bottleneck for a single card, but two 760s in SLI are going to outlast a single 770 by quite a fair margin.


Im getting a 850watt psu, and can you link me to a suitable 760?


Fair enough, but you wont really need more than 700W.

For 4GB 760s you could get either of these:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX760-Dual-Link-04G...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GTX760-GDDR5-4GB-Graphic...

Both are 60-70 USD more expensive than a 2GB model, but if you go SLI it's worth it. There's also an Asus 4GB model which would have a superior cooler, but its availability seems to be poor, at least on Amazon.
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August 4, 2013 11:14:44 AM

ekseli said:
TeamSignal said:
ekseli said:
TeamSignal said:
adimeister said:
THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.


Thats what im sort of worried about. If i have this case do you reckon it'll be fine?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007C008L2/?tag=pcp0f-21


What's your PSU? Two 760s would need at least a 550W PSU, but preferably 600-650W to keep it cool (and quiet).

Also two 760s are far better value than a single 770 if you don't mind the higher absolute price. It gives you more performance than a GTX Titan and will certainly last you a long time. However, I might go with 4GB cards because that way the VRAM wont bottleneck your awesome SLI speed a few years don't the line, especially if you add a third monitor.

2GB would be fine for a single GTX 770 since the memory wont in all likelihood be a bottleneck for a single card, but two 760s in SLI are going to outlast a single 770 by quite a fair margin.


Im getting a 850watt psu, and can you link me to a suitable 760?


Fair enough, but you wont really need more than 700W.

For 4GB 760s you could get either of these:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX760-Dual-Link-04G...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GTX760-GDDR5-4GB-Graphic...

Both are 60-70 USD more expensive than a 2GB model, but if you go SLI it's worth it. There's also an Asus 4GB model which would have a superior cooler, but its availability seems to be poor, at least on Amazon.


Hows this look then?
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1o9ra
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August 4, 2013 11:23:09 AM

TeamSignal said:
ekseli said:
TeamSignal said:
ekseli said:
TeamSignal said:
adimeister said:
THe 760 SLI will defeat the 770 single setup bro. But beware of the heat and the power consumption of it. Basically that's the con when you SLI. And it will perform better on your 2 monitors.


Thats what im sort of worried about. If i have this case do you reckon it'll be fine?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007C008L2/?tag=pcp0f-21


What's your PSU? Two 760s would need at least a 550W PSU, but preferably 600-650W to keep it cool (and quiet).

Also two 760s are far better value than a single 770 if you don't mind the higher absolute price. It gives you more performance than a GTX Titan and will certainly last you a long time. However, I might go with 4GB cards because that way the VRAM wont bottleneck your awesome SLI speed a few years don't the line, especially if you add a third monitor.

2GB would be fine for a single GTX 770 since the memory wont in all likelihood be a bottleneck for a single card, but two 760s in SLI are going to outlast a single 770 by quite a fair margin.


Im getting a 850watt psu, and can you link me to a suitable 760?


Fair enough, but you wont really need more than 700W.

For 4GB 760s you could get either of these:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX760-Dual-Link-04G...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GTX760-GDDR5-4GB-Graphic...

Both are 60-70 USD more expensive than a 2GB model, but if you go SLI it's worth it. There's also an Asus 4GB model which would have a superior cooler, but its availability seems to be poor, at least on Amazon.


Hows this look then?
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1o9ra


Looks good to me.

However, I would reconsider that 16GB RAM you have planned, unless you already have it. If your main use is gaming and you don't do professional level Photoshopping, video editing or some such, then you wont benefit from more than 8GB of RAM.

So for a gaming rig get 8GB of RAM and use the money you save to either get yourself an SSD or up the RAM frequency to 2133 MHz. (SSD being the far better choice of the two, being a very clearly noticeable improvement.)
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