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pal kiss Feb 26, 2014, 03:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello All,
I am trying to decide on a GPU for my long term build. I have asked this question before when I narrowed my choice to the GTX 780 (and I thank everyone who helped me the first time), but now with the 290X, the 780 price drop, and the rumored 780 Rev 2 chip (GHz), I am now back to square one.

Here is the background: I only build a new computer every 4-5 years (due to funding reasons and need). My current GPU is two AMD Radeon 4890’s in crossfire. I will be building a complete new build, and my choice is a 4770K for the CPU, and the Asus Maximus Hero for the MB.

I will want to get two GPU’s in Crossfire/SLI, more for the longevity aspect. I felt that with my current build I was able to play the newer games this year with higher settings because I had the crossfire set up, and I want to continue with that. My current monitor is a 1980x1080, and if I did upgrade my monitor, I would either go 2560x1440 or 120Hz monitor (no 3D), both at 27in. I know that GPU’s that I am looking at are overkill (really overkill) for the resolution I am at (or will be). Based on my experience, they would be overkill now, but as time goes on, and games get more intensive I would be covered the best I can. I know I cannot “future proof” my build, but I can at least mitigate the future requirements.

Here is my choices (SLI/Crossfire):
1) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GWSYVUY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie...=749089-20
2) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHW4HXY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie...nkCode=as2
3) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVSNS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie...nkCode=as2

One of the questions that I have for the 290X vs. the GTX 780 is the vram. Does 4Gb make a huge difference vs. 3Gb? I know that games like Battlefield 3 state that the minimum requirements are 3Gb, and also games like Skyrim (which I play), can use a lot of vram if you utilize a lot of Mods (which I do), and I will most likely play any future Skyrim games as well. I also play games like BioShock, Fallout (with Mods), and different MMO’s (not WoW). 

In regards to the Power Supply, would a 1000w SeaSonic Platinum be enough?

I am planning to start my build in late December (Christmas). 

Also, the GTX 780Ti, would not be an option due to the price. I am looking at a price of $550-$600 per GPU max, and $600 is a little high for me.

I apologize for the length of the post, but I want to make sure I present all of the information.
Thank you all in advance!!


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mothow Mar 28, 2014, 08:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Long time gpu build
pal kiss said:
One of the questions that I have for the 290X vs. the GTX 780 is the vram. Does 4Gb make a huge difference vs. 3Gb? I know that games like Battlefield 3 state that the minimum requirements are 3Gb, and also games like Skyrim (which I play), can use a lot of vram if you utilize a lot of Mods (which I do), and I will most likely play any future Skyrim games as well. I also play games like BioShock, Fallout (with Mods), and different MMO’s (not WoW).



Depends on your resolution really.But i dont think 1 GB is gonna make much difference unless your running 2560x1440 or higher..Im running 2560x1440 with two 2GB's GTX 670FTW's and i havent seen any micro stutter or anything

Unless you plan on bitcion mining id stick with the GTX 780's


In regards to the Power Supply, would a 1000w SeaSonic Platinum be enough?

Hell yeah thats a kick ass psu

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
Akshat Verma Oct 01, 2017, 02:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Long time gpu build
You can get a powerful and affordable GPU under 200 dollars. You can refer this list at http://graphicscardhub.com/best-graphics-card-under-200/


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