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March 2, 2014 9:35:41 AM

Hey everyone,
I'm going to buy PC very soon and i want your opinion/help.

This is build I'm thinking about right now:
(I'm going to OC)
the budget for build is <1100 euro (location Czech)

GPU: MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC Gaming 301,46
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 213,26
MOBO: ASUS Z87-K 99,13
RAM: Kingston 16GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL9 HyperX Beast Series 141,12
CASE: FRACTAL Define R4 Black Pearl 92,26
STORAGE: SSD disk Samsung 840 EVO Series Basic 250GB 7mm 154,43
PSUPLY: Corsair CX750M 81,04

total cost: 1 081,70 e

The questions:
Should i wait for maxwell? (I heard they are going to be released in two months)
Is the supply enough for stable SLI 770?
Should i invest some more cash and buy R9 280x?
March 2, 2014 9:44:51 AM

If you are overclocking invest your money in a CPU cooler!
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March 2, 2014 9:51:51 AM

SethJPC said:
If you are overclocking invest your money in a CPU cooler!


Good point, thank you.
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March 2, 2014 10:45:41 AM

A very nice build.

1. Do not wait for Maxwell. The initial releases are aimed at low power requirements and lower level graphics cards.

2. The psu may not be quite enough for sli GTX770: http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

3. No. R9 cards are currently overpriced because of bitcoin mania demand.
If you have the budget, consider a GTX780 superclock instead.

The motherboard you picked is not suitable for SLI anyway. The second X16 slot only operates at X4.
Here is my canned rant on planning for dual cards:
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Dual graphics cards vs. a good single card.

a) How good do you really need to be?
A single GTX650/ti or 7770 can give you good performance at 1920 x 1200 in most games.

A single GTX660 or 7850 will give you excellent performance at 1920 x 1200 in most games.
Even 2560 x 1600 will be good with lowered detail.
A single gtx690,7990, GTX780ti or R9-290X is about as good as it gets for a single card.

Only if you are looking at triple monitor gaming, or a 4k monitor, might sli/cf will be needed.
Even that is now changing with triple monitor support on top end cards and stronger single card solutions.

b) The costs for a single card are lower.
You require a less expensive motherboard; no need for sli/cf or multiple pci-e slots.
Even a ITX motherboard will do.

Your psu costs are less.
A GTX660 needs a 430w psu, even a GTX780 only needs a 575w psu.
When you add another card to the mix, plan on adding 200w to your psu requirements.

Even the most power hungry GTX690 only needs 620w, or a 7990 needs 700w.

Case cooling becomes more of an issue with dual cards.
That means a more expensive case with more and stronger fans.
You will also look at more noise.

c) Dual gpu's do not always render their half of the display in sync, causing microstuttering. It is an annoying effect.
The benefit of higher benchmark fps can be offset, particularly with lower tier cards.
Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...

d) dual gpu support is dependent on the driver. Not all games can benefit from dual cards.

e) dual cards up front reduces your option to get another card for an upgrade. Not that I suggest you plan for that.
It will often be the case that replacing your current card with a newer gen card will offer a better upgrade path.
The high end Maxwell and amd 8000 or 9000 series are due the end of the year or next year.
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March 2, 2014 10:50:54 AM

Thank you for answer, exactly the info what i was looking for.
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