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EVGA 780ti Kingpin or Dual MSI 780 Twin Frozr

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July 14, 2014 4:54:43 PM

I currently run 2 MSI 780s with 16GB of RAM and an i7-4770k, 850watt Corsair Modular PSU. My case is a mid-tower case with little room to spare and my temps on my top-mounted 780 rise pretty high. I'm running into situations where my SLI either isn't scaling nicely or the games just don't officially support sli (Titanfall).

I can either get a bigger case and put some liquid cooling solutions on my GPUs or ditch the 2 780s and grab an EVGA 780ti Kingpin edition. I want the fastest 780ti I can find because I know I'm going to take a performance hit with going from 2 780s to a single 780ti (in most cases). But I think it would alleviate the space issue SLI is causing and my temp issues since my airflow can't be very good in a smaller case with two massive GPUs, one of which blows hot air right on top of the GPU below it.

I'm mainly asking if you guys think I should switch to a single 780ti and ditch the 2 780s, or buy a new case and new cooling solutions and stick it out with the 780s?

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July 14, 2014 5:11:40 PM

NO buy a new case and cooling solutions
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July 14, 2014 5:56:02 PM

I'd have to say no as well. Even a single 780 (non Ti) is a powerful card and not worth ditching to upgrade to a card which is only marginally better. Sort out your cooling and you will be a happy bunny.
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July 14, 2014 6:02:59 PM

Get a bigger case and grab two of NZXT's Kraken G10 to cool the GPUs. Make sure to check the compatibility with your GPUs first though.
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July 14, 2014 7:31:27 PM

Thanks guys for the suggestions. All for keeping the 2 780s. Do you guys think an 850 watt PSU is enough for 2 780s and the liquid cooling?
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July 14, 2014 7:33:55 PM

The Builder said:
Get a bigger case and grab two of NZXT's Kraken G10 to cool the GPUs. Make sure to check the compatibility with your GPUs first though.


I looked up NZXT Kraken G10, it looks like it is just the bracket. What else would I need for setting up a loop?
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July 14, 2014 7:39:04 PM

I'm hesitant to say yes, it depends on how good a quality your power supply is, I'm no expert on that. I've powered a pair of Titans with an i7-4770 @ 4.2GHz with a Antec Truepower 750W, it measured ~500W at the wall socket and seemed stable. I've also ran a similar setup with with an i7-3930K @ 4.2GHz, the weak point was my Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W.

The closest I'll come is probably. But I'm not so sure you need to water cool the graphics cards if you have adequate spacing between them and a plentiful fresh air supply being delivered to them. That's just my opinion, what you do is up to you.
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July 14, 2014 7:46:26 PM

NGTO1 said:
Thanks guys for the suggestions. All for keeping the 2 780s. Do you guys think an 850 watt PSU is enough for 2 780s and the liquid cooling?


Yes its more then enough
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July 14, 2014 7:51:01 PM

NGTO1 said:
The Builder said:
Get a bigger case and grab two of NZXT's Kraken G10 to cool the GPUs. Make sure to check the compatibility with your GPUs first though.


I looked up NZXT Kraken G10, it looks like it is just the bracket. What else would I need for setting up a loop?

Try watching videos like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR9jEczwCZ4
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July 14, 2014 9:01:39 PM

pauls3743 said:
I'm hesitant to say yes, it depends on how good a quality your power supply is, I'm no expert on that. I've powered a pair of Titans with an i7-4770 @ 4.2GHz with a Antec Truepower 750W, it measured ~500W at the wall socket and seemed stable. I've also ran a similar setup with with an i7-3930K @ 4.2GHz, the weak point was my Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W.

The closest I'll come is probably. But I'm not so sure you need to water cool the graphics cards if you have adequate spacing between them and a plentiful fresh air supply being delivered to them. That's just my opinion, what you do is up to you.


I've never set up any water cooling so I'm a little worried about trying. If a bigger case with better flow and more fans keeps my GPU below 80c I think I'd be happy with that. I just read about the 780ti kingpin and it's supposed to be an overclocking beast. But even then, would it outperform two 780s? I wouldn't think so.
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July 14, 2014 9:06:48 PM

NGTO1 said:
pauls3743 said:
I'm hesitant to say yes, it depends on how good a quality your power supply is, I'm no expert on that. I've powered a pair of Titans with an i7-4770 @ 4.2GHz with a Antec Truepower 750W, it measured ~500W at the wall socket and seemed stable. I've also ran a similar setup with with an i7-3930K @ 4.2GHz, the weak point was my Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W.

The closest I'll come is probably. But I'm not so sure you need to water cool the graphics cards if you have adequate spacing between them and a plentiful fresh air supply being delivered to them. That's just my opinion, what you do is up to you.


I've never set up any water cooling so I'm a little worried about trying. If a bigger case with better flow and more fans keeps my GPU below 80c I think I'd be happy with that. I just read about the 780ti kingpin and it's supposed to be an overclocking beast. But even then, would it outperform two 780s? I wouldn't think so.


No the 2X 780 Give you more performance
but you can get 2X 290X then you beast machine that kill anything that comes in its way
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