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i5 4670k and 2 gtx 760 or 2 gtx 770 OR i7 4770k and gtx 780

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August 16, 2013 11:20:07 PM

For gaming at 1080p with fraps . If sli ... 2gb versions or 4gb . I want the pc to last as long as possible.
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August 16, 2013 11:23:17 PM

the best for gaming is 2x 770 and i5. that being said, I recommend you at least look at the HD 7990 because it will perform on par with the 2 770s and probably cost a bit less and it comes with 8 free games! I understand if you want to go Nvidia though. Anyways hope this helps!
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August 16, 2013 11:24:15 PM

well i would go 4770k with the 780, because the 2x 770s would be $200 more, extra heat and power too, also not all games run SLI and a 770 is a stripped version of a 780, you could always buy a 780 down the road. If you do video editing/rendering i7 is the route to go too.
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August 16, 2013 11:34:59 PM

sparkz89 said:
well i would go 4770k with the 780, because the 2x 770s would be $200 more, extra heat and power too, also not all games run SLI and a 770 is a stripped version of a 780, you could always buy a 780 down the road. If you do video editing/rendering i7 is the route to go too.


Since the OP has a choice between the two, I simply picked the best. Since the OP is spending a lot on GPUs I'm assuming its for gaming. I might recommend the FX if its a rendering/gaming and the OP still wants the 2 770s over the 780.
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August 17, 2013 12:30:50 AM

I would go with a 770 and add another 770 later if needed. And for a gaming rig a i5 is more than enough. There is no need what so ever for a i7 in a gaming rig. It is just +$100 or more that would be spend for no performance increase at all really.
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August 17, 2013 12:24:54 PM

Martyn95 said:
For gaming at 1080p with fraps . If sli ... 2gb versions or 4gb . I want the pc to last as long as possible.


I like the idea of a i5 + 2x 770s. HOWEVER

I think you should go gtx 780 then sli for a few reasons

1. 2x 780s is stronger then 2x 770s
2. 3GB of vram vs 2GB of vram for next gen games that are coming that may use more then 2GB of vram and the option to go to a 1200/1440/1600p monitor
3. Even if you cant go sli atm the 780 is a pretty tough card and actually something like a evga superclocked 780 acx version outpoints a stocked titan
4. And then some

I do like the 2x 770s option as well but you said you want something to last as long as possible and the 770s will last you no doubt but personally i think doing the 780 path will take you a longer ways.
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October 8, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Go w/ the Asus DC2 or MSI Twin Frozr if you're getting a 780. I have an ACX. It's NOT quiet and gets pretty toasty. Check the hardware canucks review of the Asus for more info. It's almost 10C cooler and 5db quieter. But there have been some complaints about Elpida RAM on the Asus cards that don't clock well, so that's why maybe consider the MSI.
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