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July 17, 2013 12:01:10 PM

I do some video editing and lots of gaming on a 1440p Dell monitor. Will the two GPUs give me smooth performance while playing games like Planetside 2 or Crysis 3 on highest settings?

CPU: Intel core i7 4770k
Motherboard: Asus Z87 Deluxe
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB SLI
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB (2x8) 2400mHz
PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70
~20$ Optical drive

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 silver
Mouse: Logitech G500s
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X

Would it make more sense to go with two 780s with the 384-bit memory bus width?
a b 4 Gaming
July 18, 2013 6:40:47 AM

savemewc said:
I do some video editing and lots of gaming on a 1440p Dell monitor. Will the two GPUs give me smooth performance while playing games like Planetside 2 or Crysis 3 on highest settings?

CPU: Intel core i7 4770k
Motherboard: Asus Z87 Deluxe
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB SLI
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB (2x8) 2400mHz
PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70
~20$ Optical drive

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 silver
Mouse: Logitech G500s
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X

Would it make more sense to go with two 780s with the 384-bit memory bus width?


Dear savemewc,

Your build will be much more than enough to handle anything you can through at it. Two 770's in SLI is already very powerful. You can expect good framerates on ultra settings.
a b 4 Gaming
July 18, 2013 8:10:41 AM

i wouldnt use half the hardware that you put together. this is much better
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hYpY

-the deluxe board doesnt offer anything better than the gigabyte board
-fast ram is useless
-770s cannot even use the 4gb of vram. for 1440p, you are much better off with a 780
-better psu
-no difference between the SSDs in real life
-better case
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a c 279 4 Gaming
July 18, 2013 10:06:40 AM

I definitely agree about going with a GTX 780 over dual 770s if you're using a single 1440P monitor. I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($673.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1733.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 13:06 EDT-0400)
July 23, 2013 3:15:53 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I definitely agree about going with a GTX 780 over dual 770s if you're using a single 1440P monitor. I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($673.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1733.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 13:06 EDT-0400)


Sorry for the late reply.
2400mHz maybe was an overkill but only 8 GB of ram isn't enough for video editing. Won't change my mind on the i7. 2TB is needed in this build. Could agree on the GPU though. Maybe SLI them next year?
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