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November 12, 2013 9:50:26 PM

Hi i was wondering if my pc would keep cool enough when i am gaming

Case: Cooler Master K281 with 2 120 mm fans
CPU: Fx 8320 stock fan
GPU: 2x (if needed) MSI Nvidia GTX 770 2gb Gaming edition
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX-PRO-R2
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
Storage: 1tb Hard disk

I am happy hear anyones reccomendations for parts but i would like to know if i need to upgrade cooling

Thanks

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November 12, 2013 9:53:34 PM

I do not want any obver heating problems i am happy to upgrade cpu fan

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November 12, 2013 10:11:49 PM

Yeah I would recommend a better CPU cooler than the stock one. At least something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

Not too familiar with the case, so I can't say how well it'll cope with the heat from a SLI configuration.
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November 12, 2013 11:18:33 PM

What are you planning to game, BF4? Do you really want to SLI? Cause the GTX 770s are pretty beastly, unless you are worried about VRAM then get a 4GB GTX 770. If you just want better performance then you can check out the GTX 780s.

Price Points:
1) GTX 780 3GB priced @ $500-550.
2) 2-way SLI GTX 770 2GB priced @ $670 ($335 *2).
3) GTX 770 4GB priced @ $385.

Feedback:
Personally if you are going 2-way SLI 770 2GB, then I would get a GTX 780 3GB (having 1 GPU in my opinion better than 2).
If you are happy with the 770 gaming performance but are SLI-ing for more VRAM, then get the MSI N770 TF 4GB Gaming Edition.

Cooling:
If you plan to overclock then get a cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, or 212x. They're the most commonly used only because they are so damn good. Your case choice, and the number of case fans - that affects case air flow would also help lower temps.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 11:58:09 PM

linckmichael said:
What are you planning to game, BF4? Do you really want to SLI? Cause the GTX 770s are pretty beastly, unless you are worried about VRAM then get a 4GB GTX 770. If you just want better performance then you can check out the GTX 780s.

The GTX 770 4GB is terrible value compared to the Radeon R9 290.
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November 13, 2013 12:06:09 AM

yea i am planning on playing games like bf4 cod ghosts but i want to to play on the highest setings would the 770 be good by itself or should i get the 780
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a c 264 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 12:06:10 AM

That setup would probably cool well enough, but the more fans the better. If you want SLI, you will need another fan for sure. Probably in the side blowing on your two cards. The stock cpu cooler sucks. It would be a wise investment to get an aftermarket cooler like the 212 people have mentioned.
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November 13, 2013 12:17:34 AM

I've never had a problem with a stock fan(I also don't over-clock) but hey if your willing to buy 2 770s then why not spring for it to be safe, also isn't the 8320 made to be over-clocked?

If I had the money I would have got a small 64GB SSD for my OS and current favorite games plus a larger "data" drive.
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November 13, 2013 12:20:22 AM

ok i might not use sli should i just get the 770 by itself or am i better gettin the 7950
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November 13, 2013 12:23:39 AM

ok thanks i might go with the 770 but im stil not sure if i should get 2gb or 4gb
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November 13, 2013 12:25:59 AM

i will get the evo to replace the stock fan and should i get any other cas fans becasue there is a availible slot on the side idk if i should use it to pull in air or push it out.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 12:49:34 AM

MaXiMus M8 said:
i will get the evo to replace the stock fan and should i get any other cas fans becasue there is a availible slot on the side idk if i should use it to pull in air or push it out.


Yep, Hyper 212 Evo or 212x. And I prefer single card over SLI.

GTX 770 2GB is good enough for 1080p usage for BF4. But people sometimes see a small usage over 2GB VRAM in 1080. What effect does it have? Not too much - a lot of people only have 2GB VRAM. If you play with a resolution more than 1920*1080 then 2GB will not be enough. So it comes down to your budget.

If you have the money, 780 3GB hahaa!

Benchmarks, do note that values differ on all PC setups, and BF4 should be more optimized with patches to come.

>>> http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-ben...
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November 13, 2013 1:26:48 AM

ok thanks but the reccomendations says 3gb ram?? will 2 be enough
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a c 264 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 1:30:27 AM

2GB vram is plenty for a single 1080p monitor.
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November 13, 2013 1:44:14 AM

ok thankyou all very much
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MaXiMus M8 said:
Hi i was wondering if my pc would keep cool enough when i am gaming

Case: Cooler Master K281 with 2 120 mm fans
CPU: Fx 8320 stock fan
GPU: 2x (if needed) MSI Nvidia GTX 770 2gb Gaming edition
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX-PRO-R2
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
Storage: 1tb Hard disk

I am happy hear anyones reccomendations for parts but i would like to know if i need to upgrade cooling

Thanks


I have the same case K281 and FX-8350 CPU. Which cooler did you buy? What temps do you get while playing BF3/4 or during high load activities?
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