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August 14, 2013 2:46:56 AM

Hey guys. I read alot of forums concerning "a gtx 770 sli or a gtx 780", and i know that 100% of the time the 770 SLI will outperform (fps) the 780 at the cost of more heating and SLI microslutters and that sort of thing. But i want it to be as futureproof as possible. So here's what i have in mind. The GTX 780 is a beast itself, and i wont be gaming on more than one monitor at 1080p or 1440p. And i will be using an i7-3820 3.6GHz. Is it a good idea to give up the extra FPS of the 770 SLI in the meantime (maybe like a year) for the sake of SLIing the 780 in the future? Please bare in mind that i WILL NOT be using 3 screens for gaming. Maybe 2 screens for like using the internet on one and on the other photoshop for example, nothing serious or too hardcore. Also with the GTX 780 SLI, will the CPU bottleneck ? Thank you :) 
August 14, 2013 2:49:41 AM

Definitely GTX780 and SLI in the future.
August 14, 2013 10:14:40 AM

aatje92 said:
Definitely GTX780 and SLI in the future.


i have seen a couple of becnhmarks of the 770 SLI and the 780 SLI. believe it or not sometimes the 770sli smokes the 780sli, which is something that bothers me alot, and just doesn't make sens, unless if there is bottleneck. now i couldn't find out the testing bench used in these benchmarks, but i was wondering if is it possible to get better performance from 770sli than 780sli if my other hardware is pretty new (i will probably use the i7-3820 with 16GB of RAM). if nothing can bottleneck my GPU, is there anyway possible to get better perfromance from the 770sli than the 780sli?
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August 15, 2013 12:33:37 AM

byogamingpc said:
Go with the GTX 780 SC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVSNS/ref=as_li_q... and SLI it later.


the prices where i live actually differ from this, but i am not really concerned about the price, i wanted to know if on a single 1080p monitor i would notice an increase in performance. also for example, if i play at 60Hz and both the sli setups surpass 60 fps, i know that i will not notice any difference but i will be more than happy that in reality for example the 780sli could give out about 20fps+ than the 770sli, so i know in the future that i have an fps advantage over the 770sli. is that true?
August 15, 2013 12:37:38 AM

wassimagha said:
aatje92 said:
Definitely GTX780 and SLI in the future.


i have seen a couple of becnhmarks of the 770 SLI and the 780 SLI. believe it or not sometimes the 770sli smokes the 780sli, which is something that bothers me alot, and just doesn't make sens, unless if there is bottleneck. now i couldn't find out the testing bench used in these benchmarks, but i was wondering if is it possible to get better performance from 770sli than 780sli if my other hardware is pretty new (i will probably use the i7-3820 with 16GB of RAM). if nothing can bottleneck my GPU, is there anyway possible to get better perfromance from the 770sli than the 780sli?

It just means the game dosen't need it, Skyrim is a pretty good example of this, the GPU's are stacked totally randomly because they vastly exceed whats needed.

Also, your processor isn't enough for either GPU setups, you need something overclockable.
August 15, 2013 1:39:28 AM

cookybiscuit said:
wassimagha said:
aatje92 said:
Definitely GTX780 and SLI in the future.


i have seen a couple of becnhmarks of the 770 SLI and the 780 SLI. believe it or not sometimes the 770sli smokes the 780sli, which is something that bothers me alot, and just doesn't make sens, unless if there is bottleneck. now i couldn't find out the testing bench used in these benchmarks, but i was wondering if is it possible to get better performance from 770sli than 780sli if my other hardware is pretty new (i will probably use the i7-3820 with 16GB of RAM). if nothing can bottleneck my GPU, is there anyway possible to get better perfromance from the 770sli than the 780sli?

It just means the game dosen't need it, Skyrim is a pretty good example of this, the GPU's are stacked totally randomly because they vastly exceed whats needed.

Also, your processor isn't enough for either GPU setups, you need something overclockable.


ok first off, for the CPU thing, i actually decided to go with the i7-4770k but i'm not too sure about the airflow thing. The case i'm getting is a Thermaltake Overseer RX-I, and will be installing a cooler on the CPU, so will that make good airflow? Secondly for the Graphics Cards thing, in the future (i.e Battlefield 4 and Crysis 4, or next gen games that will be on the XboxOne and PS4) of course games WILL NEED alot of GPU power, so it's not like the case in Skyrim or other not-so-demanding games, so will i actually get more considerable power form SLIing the 780 than the 770SLI? thx
August 15, 2013 8:54:44 AM

You should go for the single 780 and SLI it later in the future. SLI cannot match the stability of the single GPU at all. So the 780 should be good enough for even the most daunting gamers out there.

If you really plan to SLI then go for the 760 SLI instead. It performs better than even the titan for about 500 dollars, so this should be good enough for you. The 760 SLI is a much better value for money than the 770 SLI. Believe it or not.
August 15, 2013 8:56:43 AM

byogamingpc said:
I wouldn't get a Haswell CPU. Instead get the i7-3770K http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0EOW/ref=as_li_q... it runs cooler, overclocks better, and is a bit cheaper. I'd definitely go with a GTX 780 SC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVSNS/ref=as_li_q... for your GPU.


I do not think that there is anything wrong with the Haswell CPU's. They are great CPU's with better Single Threaded and Multi Threaded performance (difference is not much though) and it required less power. So I would say stick to the 4770K. It is a better CPU than the 3770K even though the performance margin is less but the i7 is better.
August 15, 2013 10:30:02 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
You should go for the single 780 and SLI it later in the future. SLI cannot match the stability of the single GPU at all. So the 780 should be good enough for even the most daunting gamers out there.

If you really plan to SLI then go for the 760 SLI instead. It performs better than even the titan for about 500 dollars, so this should be good enough for you. The 760 SLI is a much better value for money than the 770 SLI. Believe it or not.


well yeah there's no doubt about the 760sli being better than the titan, which is saying something because the titan is one hell of a card, but the problem is that the 760sli is not future proof. in the future you can 3 way sli it and that's it. however if you get a 780 now, you can sli it later and get one hell of a frame rate, but i don't know if in the future , when the games get really demanding, if there will be a huge difference between the 770sli and the 780sli. what do you think?

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August 16, 2013 2:19:58 AM
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Well.. if you want to go dual GPU then you can always go for the AMD 7990. It is a hell of a card which is better than two 770's in Crossfire and it is relatively cheaper than two 770's in crossfire.

Also all the issues that were with crossfire have been taken care of by the AMD with their new 13.8 Drivers. So it should not be a problem at all and now Crossfire is on par with the SLI.

So go for the 7990 crossfire. It is the best balance between price and performance. The 7990 costs which is somewhere between 770 SLI and 780 SLI costs just the price of a single 780. So if you want to go dual GPU's then go for the 7990 instead. It is a hell of a card and all the issues are now solved by AMD. So just get it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $704.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 05:22 EDT-0400)
August 16, 2013 3:23:17 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Well.. if you want to go dual GPU then you can always go for the AMD 7990. It is a hell of a card which is better than two 770's in Crossfire and it is relatively cheaper than two 770's in crossfire.

Also all the issues that were with crossfire have been taken care of by the AMD with their new 13.8 Drivers. So it should not be a problem at all and now Crossfire is on par with the SLI.

So go for the 7990 crossfire. It is the best balance between price and performance. The 7990 costs which is somewhere between 770 SLI and 780 SLI costs just the price of a single 780. So if you want to go dual GPU's then go for the 7990 instead. It is a hell of a card and all the issues are now solved by AMD. So just get it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $704.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 05:22 EDT-0400)


Nah i really REALLY don't like AMD :/ // i prefer having nVidia all day every day. and i really appreciate all your supports guys, i really do, but you seem to misunderstand what i mean. price is not my concern in the mean time, i just wanna know some information in the future when we have next gen games in our hands. So tell me, in the future when games are more demanding (and i know by then we would have GTX 8XX series), will SLI780 outperform SLI770 by alot? also please this is a little bit irrelevant, but you guys seem to know alot about CPUs, i think i might go with either i7-3770k or i7-4770k. will a fan that supports LGA1156/1155 socket, support the haswell LGA1150 socket CPUs? also how can i choose a CPU fan that WILL NOT interfere with my RAM slots? thanks alot guys i really do appreciate your help, i really do :)  :D 
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