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should i SLI my GTX 780?

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November 9, 2013 3:33:25 PM

Hi guys i built a stock 780 system a month or two ago and i must say after +200 on core and +375 on memory I still am pretty dissapointed with the results, i play bf4 mostly and on high preset settings i average around 55 causing my 144 hz monitor to a complete waste of money am I doing something wrong or do I need sli to get around 100 fps?

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November 9, 2013 3:41:42 PM

What processor do you have? Also, "Xfactor" on YouTube has videos on how to gain more fps and he is using only one gtx 780 and he locked it to 120fps
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November 9, 2013 4:14:10 PM

If you do go for SLI wait 4 - 6 weeks. The introduction of the new AMD R9 290 at $399 will heavily pressure Nvidia to drop the price of the GTX780.

And I am guessing you will need SLI to meet or break the 100 frap mark. BF4 is pretty intensive.
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November 9, 2013 4:18:57 PM

rwayne said:
If you do go for SLI wait 4 - 6 weeks. The introduction of the new AMD R9 290 at $399 will heavily pressure Nvidia to drop the price of the GTX780.


Agreed. I really wish I had waited for the 290 to come out before I bought my 780. But I jumped on Nvidia's first price cut, and paid $530 for it.
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November 9, 2013 4:23:49 PM

Glacier said:
rwayne said:
If you do go for SLI wait 4 - 6 weeks. The introduction of the new AMD R9 290 at $399 will heavily pressure Nvidia to drop the price of the GTX780.


Agreed. I really wish I had waited for the 290 to come out before I bought my 780. But I jumped on Nvidia's first price cut, and paid $530 for it.


290s run hot and they drivers is not all that great with crossfire. If i were you i would sli the 780s without second doubt
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November 10, 2013 1:59:15 AM

First of all thank you guys so much for the fast replies! <3 I have an i7 4770k oc at @4.2 ghz cooled with the coolermaster 212. i will sli them in 4 weeks then thanks for the tips BUT wont the air in my case get too hot? I have an amor revo case(yes that ugly as fuck one I still don't know why i bought it) with the stock 3 fans inside, will that be enough? btw i cant find the xfactor vid about optimizing bf4 for the 780
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November 10, 2013 2:15:44 AM

How are your fans set up? intake/exhaust etc..
I've found that 4 fans is a sweet spot.
1 intake on the front of the case, 1 intake on the side, 1 exhaust on the back and 1 exhaust on the top of the case. Also the quality of the fans do make a difference and if it's noise that concerns you a fan controller is a good idea. I have the Laptron FC6 with maual control and 4 separate temperature sensors.
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November 10, 2013 2:38:58 AM

GUYS FUCK ME i was playing bf4 made this awsome triple headshot with a stolen m40 and said 'i'll shadowplay that :) ))' so alt+tabbed out of bf4 activated shadowplay then DVI SINGNAL LOST so i restart my pc by holding power button guess what pc doesnt detect gtx780 anymore fuck me fuck fuck is it fried? the geeky lights on it still work
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November 10, 2013 2:40:35 AM

my fans are: 1 front intake 1 side intake 1 top exhaust and i dont really worry about noise, I game(or used to game if my 780 fried) with closed headphones so noise isnt that important
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November 10, 2013 2:44:47 AM

I would add a front intake fan if you can to allow some cooler air in the case. But that's just me:) 
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November 10, 2013 2:51:31 AM

Oh I just read that it fried:( 
Please post back if it works again. Have you let it cool down for a while?
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November 10, 2013 3:06:36 AM

phewwwwwwwwwwwwww k it works agian reactivated in device manager and back to stock settings :) ) should i lower my oc? i think my card was running around 50 degrees so im pretty surprised about that crash
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November 10, 2013 3:10:41 AM

Phew indeed:D 

I would leave it at stock clock speeds if i were you and think about that front intake fan. Not all chips are made equal and overclock the same.
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November 10, 2013 3:20:16 AM

the case only supports 1 front intake :D 
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November 10, 2013 3:25:10 AM

Ah sorry I didn't see that you had a front intake. Skimming through a lot of posts:D 

Your temps seemed fine anyway. I guess your card just doesn't like being overclocked unless it is a driver issue of some kind which caused the issue
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November 10, 2013 3:39:16 AM

LOL I FOUND THE XFACTOR VID NOW FRAMES ARE INCREASED BY 30 wtf man this is ridiculous bf4 is so poorly optimized i mean how is the average gamer supposed to know about those parked cores xD this is awsome
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November 10, 2013 3:43:47 AM

A PC gamer isn't your average gamer:lol: 

Mods and hacks for pc games are plenty if you look around. I've made some games a million times better just by doing a little searching online
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November 10, 2013 5:58:35 AM

simple jack said:
LOL I FOUND THE XFACTOR VID NOW FRAMES ARE INCREASED BY 30 wtf man this is ridiculous bf4 is so poorly optimized i mean how is the average gamer supposed to know about those parked cores xD this is awsome


Cool! xD Just take note that unparking those cores causes larger power consumption. I would restore to the default settings when not gaming so that the cpu won't be used more than it has to.
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November 11, 2013 9:02:14 AM

but now the game crashes every five minutes so yh... life sucks xD
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