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Ultimate PC: For Online Trading & Gaming - Which GPU? 2x GTX 770s or 2x 780 or Titan??

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Best GPU Configuration

Total: 3 votes

  • EVGA GTX770 4GB (2 Way SLI)
  • 0 %
  • ASUS GTX780 3GB (2 Way SLI)
  • 34 %
  • ASUS Titan
  • 67 %
September 3, 2013 4:09:51 AM

Ultimate PC
This computer is my Dream Computer configuration.. I have waited for longtime to justify this kind of investment on a desktop computer.

Main Usage: Online Trading (Forex Trading)
Secondary Usage: Gaming.
Budget: US $6-7k
I wanna make sure that it's future proof in terms of upgrading the components. I will be buying this computer parts in two stages.

Stage 1

CPU: Intel i7 4770k
MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
RAM: Corsair 32GB - Dominator Platinum DDR3 1866MHz
HDD1: WD Black 3TB - WD3001FAEX 64MB
SSD1: Samsung 256GB - 840 Pro Series
PSU: Corsair AX1200i 1200W
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST
ATX Chassis: Cooler Master Storm Stryker
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H110
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro
GPU: Buy 1 GPU Card
Monitors 1: LG 27EA63V - 3 x 27" Monitors


Stage 2

SSD2: Samsung 256GB - 840 Pro Series (For RAID 1)
HDD2: WD Black 3TB (For RAID 1)
Monitors 2: LG 27EA63V - 3 x 27" Monitors
GPU: Add one or more GPU Cards
Monitor Stand: Modern Hexa 27" Monitors (Made in Korea)

Final Configuration with have multiple GPUs with 6 Monitors

Need Your help to finalize the GPU, i am confused between the following

EVGA GTX770 4GB or ASUS GTX780 3GB or ASUS Titan


Questions:

Q: Which configuration provides the maximum bang for the buck. For E.g 2x770 vs 2x780 vs 1xTitans? From flexibility, Overall performance and features point of view?

Q: How many minimum GPUs are required for Six 27" monitors running conventional online trading softwares and multiple browsers?

Q: Considering the Power Consumption, I am planning to run these PC 24x5 with small breaks. Is it a good idea to have less GPUs (Asus Titan) rather than having multiple GPUs running (2Way or 3 Way SLI)?


I am open for any advise and suggestions. According to my estimate, this setup going to cost between US $6-7k. That is why i am buying components in two stages. I know that is bit of an overkill for a trading computer, but i am just trying to buy something which gonna last for long time or have good resale value.

I live in New Zealand and computer components are bit expensive here compared to US or Canada. Let me know; if you know any great supplier based in New Zealand.


Once again, i would like to "Thank You" all you guys for taking your time to read my post and help me make a right decision.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon..

Cheers

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September 3, 2013 5:00:14 AM

This is from the new zealand pcpartpicker:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($484.50 @ PC Force)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($179.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($631.34 @ PB Technologies)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($297.84 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($179.00 @ PC Force)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1114.34 @ PB Technologies)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1114.34 @ PB Technologies)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($230.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($516.34 @ PB Technologies)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($194.35 @ PB Technologies)
Monitor: LG IPS277L-BN 27.0" Monitor ($549.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Monitor: LG IPS277L-BN 27.0" Monitor ($549.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Monitor: LG IPS277L-BN 27.0" Monitor ($549.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Total: $6791.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-03 23:58 NZST+1200)

are you going to be gaming on a three monitor setup?

This is really a super high end build, but even in a super high end build I find it hard to reccommend the titan at its ridiculous price point.

the above is just a suggestion :) 
September 4, 2013 12:57:17 AM

@ps3hacker12

Thanks for the reply.. We use Pricespy.co.nz here in NZ.. I have looked into you list, it looks good.. But i think i like to stick to the list above... It took me weeks to finalize some of the components...

Can you please give your opinion on best GPU setup?

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September 4, 2013 9:11:47 AM

Single card setups are the most headache free so a single 780 would probably be fine if your happy with performane, but if not 780 SLI performance is still great so 780 SLI is a good option.

The titan's price means any performance gains it holds over the 780 are simply not worth it for the average consumer.
September 4, 2013 10:51:06 AM

to run 6 monitor , one gpu(not important if its a weak or strong gpu) with 6 displayports is required...
trading doesnt need high graphics performance.

for trading a good cpu is required for the multitasking, charts, websites/tabs ect.

in terms of gaming
1 gtx 770 is plenty for 1x 1080p monitor
2 gtx 770 are fine at 3x1080p monitors
2 gtx 780 would be better for 3x1080p monitors

new zealand wow yes is going to be very expensive ...

for that budget i would get a custome watercooling set-up, because it looks good :=)
for example xspc raystorm 750 ex240 cpu watercooling kit

asus z87 maximus Hero is plenty for you !
750w~850w psu is plenty ! you dont need more
September 7, 2013 2:54:32 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
to run 6 monitor , one gpu(not important if its a weak or strong gpu) with 6 displayports is required...
trading doesnt need high graphics performance.

for trading a good cpu is required for the multitasking, charts, websites/tabs ect.

in terms of gaming
1 gtx 770 is plenty for 1x 1080p monitor
2 gtx 770 are fine at 3x1080p monitors
2 gtx 780 would be better for 3x1080p monitors

new zealand wow yes is going to be very expensive ...

for that budget i would get a custome watercooling set-up, because it looks good :=)
for example xspc raystorm 750 ex240 cpu watercooling kit

asus z87 maximus Hero is plenty for you !
750w~850w psu is plenty ! you dont need more


Thanks for taking time for making recommendations... :-)

Since you make recommendation on focusing more on CPU power, i was started looking for More powerful intel CPU and just realized that Intel recently released Intel 4960x and 4930k CPUs. Considering the price point and performance, i am now looking to probably go with Intel 4930k... But still have not settled on what GPUs or what configuration...
September 7, 2013 2:56:48 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
Single card setups are the most headache free so a single 780 would probably be fine if your happy with performane, but if not 780 SLI performance is still great so 780 SLI is a good option.

The titan's price means any performance gains it holds over the 780 are simply not worth it for the average consumer.


Thanks for the suggestion.. Is there's any internet reviews about comparing the two options side by side or any benchmarks.. I have looked into the GPUboss.com website, but they only compare one GPU with another...

I was looking for Dual or Tri-SLI comparison with Titan...

September 7, 2013 3:27:13 AM

why would you need a i7-4930k ?^^


September 7, 2013 8:18:28 AM

creativine said:
Thanks for the suggestion.. Is there's any internet reviews about comparing the two options side by side or any benchmarks.. I have looked into the GPUboss.com website, but they only compare one GPU with another...

I was looking for Dual or Tri-SLI comparison with Titan...



Here is a single card comparison:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/827?vs=764

780 SLI vs titan SLI:
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/gigabyt...

very similar performance for alot less.
September 7, 2013 5:31:58 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
creativine said:
Thanks for the suggestion.. Is there's any internet reviews about comparing the two options side by side or any benchmarks.. I have looked into the GPUboss.com website, but they only compare one GPU with another...

I was looking for Dual or Tri-SLI comparison with Titan...



Here is a single card comparison:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/827?vs=764

780 SLI vs titan SLI:
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/gigabyt...

very similar performance for alot less.


Thanks for the info... I think, it makes more sense to probably go with 780s...
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