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January 12, 2014 3:38:25 AM

Hi all, i posted on here recently about some parts that i had picked for a new/first build. since then i have done some more research and could do with some advice.
For instance i have read that any more than 8gb of ram is pretty much wasted and the new upcoming games wont be so VRAM dependent but tbh i have no idea myself how good this information is...
These are my revised parts that i have picked and the case is already bought http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2zYJ2
i have no idea what sort of power i will need to run this either...

My budget i want to keep as low as possible but i could go up to £1300-£1400 but i would like best bang for buck type stuff :) 

any discussions/solutions on a better route for my gaming pc would be great thanks.

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January 12, 2014 3:40:15 AM

Dont go with that SLI. Better get a better single card
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January 12, 2014 3:41:42 AM

well you nailed it your build is a beast. good job
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January 12, 2014 4:47:57 AM

guggi4 said:
Dont go with that SLI. Better get a better single card


why not sli? wont my 2 cards out do a card that i can buy for the same price?
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January 12, 2014 5:48:13 AM

Kolobos said:
guggi4 said:
Dont go with that SLI. Better get a better single card


why not sli? wont my 2 cards out do a card that i can buy for the same price?


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-760-vs-780-sl...

sli 760 isnt faster than a single 780, but you got microstutter (yes, multi-gpus are still not as smooth as a single one), more heat, more power usage and you cant really add a 3rd one late since the scaling is really bad.

For 400 pounds, you can have a custom 780 or a custom 290.

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January 12, 2014 6:44:45 AM

ah ok :)  so which 780 would you recommend? and what power would i need to run my build with 1 780?
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January 12, 2014 6:50:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£379.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£72.61 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £452.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 14:49 GMT+0000)
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January 12, 2014 7:27:24 AM

thank you very much
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