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New Build? (Asus VII Hero - GTX 780ti - i7 4790k)

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August 14, 2014 7:01:51 PM

Hey,

So After asking lots of questions imgoing to be building this:

MOBO: ASUS Maximus z97 VII Hero
CPU: i7 4790k
Graphics Card: GTX 780ti
Ram: 8gb (Already Own This)
Storage: 240 GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Headphones: G930 (Already Own This)
Case: Corsair
Mouse: Razer Naga (Already Own This)
(Coolers and Other Stuff, Will Be Chosen By My Cous)

My Current Build:

MOBO: z77x UP5TH
CPU: i7 3770
Graphics Card: GTX 670
Ram: 8gb
Storage: 120 GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Headphones: Skull Candy ****
Case: IDK
Mouse: Razer Naga




Primary Use: Gaming


So Is It A Good Improvment?

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August 14, 2014 7:11:04 PM

One thing i use if deciding to upgrade is the graphics card hierarchy. Typically they say that for it to be a difference worth paying it should be 3 tiers or more. The upgrade from a 670 to 780ti is a 3 tier increase. Looking at a few comparisons i would say the upgrade is a good improvement
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August 14, 2014 7:12:04 PM

Not including the i3 to i7, whoa
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August 14, 2014 7:13:28 PM

ha fail ^^^
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August 15, 2014 7:20:36 AM

I strongly recommend you do not get the gtx 780 ti. This video card only has 3 gb vram at 384 bit the ps4 has 8gb vram and 6 gb useable vram. All ports from the ps4 will use more vram than the gtx 780 ti can handle on 1920x1080 causing stuttering (e.g. watchdogs, wolfenstein etc.) Please wait until 6 gb - 8gb cards come out by Nvidia and AMD. If you cannot wait consider at least 4 gb cards with 512 bit or greater, else you will regret it. Do not listen to those who tell you 3 gb is enough, below is a list of what happened to those who listened:

1. gtx 580 1.5 gb vram - obsolete within 2 years due to vram constraints, gtx 580 3 gb just became obsolete due to vram constraints
2. gtx 680 2 gb vram - obsolete within 1.5 year due to vram constraints, gtx 680 4 gb still capable of handling games.
3. prediction - gtx 780 ti - obsolete within 1 year (November 2013 release date), already can't handle 2 games.

Furthermore due to vram constraints 2 gtx 780 ti s in sli will not reduce stuttering. This is because vram is mirrored in sli. The above is advice is for 1080, for those who have 4 k monitors the gtx 780 ti is already obsolete, even worse 2 x 780 ti s in sli are already obsolete. I feel sorry for the people who thought 3 gb was sufficient so they wasted their money on the second most expensive standalone card (dual cards not considered) to play on high settings not ultra.
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August 15, 2014 11:48:37 AM

It looks like a pretty significant jump in capability overall. You'll like the Hero VII/4790K combo. What resolution monitor are you using?

You may want to consider holding off on upgrading the GPU for a couple of months until the next generation gets released. That way you can buy a GTX 8xx if it looks good, or you can take advantage of any price drops with the current 700-series. If you decide to buy one now, the GTX 780 TI is def the way to go for a single-card solution if it fits your budget and your monitor will do it justice.
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August 16, 2014 1:25:05 AM

DRL14 said:
I strongly recommend you do not get the gtx 780 ti. This video card only has 3 gb vram at 384 bit the ps4 has 8gb vram and 6 gb useable vram. All ports from the ps4 will use more vram than the gtx 780 ti can handle on 1920x1080 causing stuttering (e.g. watchdogs, wolfenstein etc.) Please wait until 6 gb - 8gb cards come out by Nvidia and AMD. If you cannot wait consider at least 4 gb cards with 512 bit or greater, else you will regret it. Do not listen to those who tell you 3 gb is enough, below is a list of what happened to those who listened:

1. gtx 580 1.5 gb vram - obsolete within 2 years due to vram constraints, gtx 580 3 gb just became obsolete due to vram constraints
2. gtx 680 2 gb vram - obsolete within 1.5 year due to vram constraints, gtx 680 4 gb still capable of handling games.
3. prediction - gtx 780 ti - obsolete within 1 year (November 2013 release date), already can't handle 2 games.

Furthermore due to vram constraints 2 gtx 780 ti s in sli will not reduce stuttering. This is because vram is mirrored in sli. The above is advice is for 1080, for those who have 4 k monitors the gtx 780 ti is already obsolete, even worse 2 x 780 ti s in sli are already obsolete. I feel sorry for the people who thought 3 gb was sufficient so they wasted their money on the second most expensive standalone card (dual cards not considered) to play on high settings not ultra.


Damn I bought a crate load of them
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September 29, 2014 5:12:26 AM

DRL14 said:
I strongly recommend you do not get the gtx 780 ti. This video card only has 3 gb vram at 384 bit the ps4 has 8gb vram and 6 gb useable vram. All ports from the ps4 will use more vram than the gtx 780 ti can handle on 1920x1080 causing stuttering (e.g. watchdogs, wolfenstein etc.) Please wait until 6 gb - 8gb cards come out by Nvidia and AMD. If you cannot wait consider at least 4 gb cards with 512 bit or greater, else you will regret it. Do not listen to those who tell you 3 gb is enough, below is a list of what happened to those who listened:

1. gtx 580 1.5 gb vram - obsolete within 2 years due to vram constraints, gtx 580 3 gb just became obsolete due to vram constraints
2. gtx 680 2 gb vram - obsolete within 1.5 year due to vram constraints, gtx 680 4 gb still capable of handling games.
3. prediction - gtx 780 ti - obsolete within 1 year (November 2013 release date), already can't handle 2 games.

Furthermore due to vram constraints 2 gtx 780 ti s in sli will not reduce stuttering. This is because vram is mirrored in sli. The above is advice is for 1080, for those who have 4 k monitors the gtx 780 ti is already obsolete, even worse 2 x 780 ti s in sli are already obsolete. I feel sorry for the people who thought 3 gb was sufficient so they wasted their money on the second most expensive standalone card (dual cards not considered) to play on high settings not ultra.


I am not saying you are wrong, but my experience says otherwise. I have a 2gb GTX 660 and can run BF4 on very high/ultra without contraints on my VRAM. I have played BF4 and Arma3 on reasonably high settings and never had any issues with playing my games.
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