Hey, considering the AIO for cooling my 9900K. I'd like to OC it to 5GHZ while still being reasonable quiet while gaming. Have you done any OC on yours and, if so, how's the temps with that cooler and noise?
I can assure you it'll be able to run FF14. Of course, it's a MMO so don't always expect super high frames all the time in the cities and open world. In instances, it'll always balance out.
You could also wait for the GTX 960. Comes out soon.
You can get a brand new one for $400 so I'd say 300-350. Even then, I think $300 would be better considering the new GTX 970 is out for $340 ish and is overall better. Hope you sell! I'm looking to buy another GTX 780 myself.
Looks very similar to my build! I'm almost done getting everything together. Hopefully I'll be done by next month.
Why did you get only 240GB of storage? Don't you feel that you might run out of space sooner than you think?
Depends on your objective. If you are aiming for 60 fps or higher on a single 1080p monitor, two GTX 760s will do you fine. You'll get performance better than a Titan and be able to play most, if not, any game at 60+fps. If you, however, want to run at 60+ fps on a triple monitor setup OR want to run at higher fps at like 80-120 fps for a 120hz monitor, then I'd suggest you run SLI 780s.
To answer your question directly, I think even a single GTX 780 is better cause its a bit of future proofing. 3GB should be plenty enough for any game wanting to push the envelop. Even if you upgrade to a multi monitor or higher resolution single monitors (2560x1440 or 2560x1600), it should do you well where the 760 might struggle in some games.
This article provides a great outlook on the performance you can expect with two GTX 760s. That product on the review is the Asus Mars which is basically two 760s GPUs in one card. It's more expensive then buying two seperate 760s but it saves space, uses less energy and produces less heat. The performance should be just the same with two separate 760s.
I personally suggest the GTX 780. I have an EVGA GTX 780 Classified and I play on not one, not two but "three" monitors all on 1080p and this single GPU is capable of running Titanfall, BF4 (with some minor tweakage), Wildstar, FFXIV:ARR, Assasins Creed IV and plenty of other games at max graphics with 45-60fps on everything. Especially Titanfall.
I know I saw you mention something about getting another monitor. I'm not sure what for but if you are considering going for Nvidia Surround for a triple monitor setup, then you should definitely fork for this card. If you are on a budget but still want great single GPU performance, the GTX 770 is your best bet cause its basically a GTX 680 with a higher memory clock and you can find tons of videos of people playing on surround with just one of them so you're set! However...if you want to use something that's newer then last gen gpus and secure yourself for some future proofing, I highly recommend the GTX 780. It'll last you a long long time. And, for whatever reason, if it cant run any newer games on three monitors, well, guess what? You can just set that bad boy on one monitor and STILL be gaming hardcore.
I plan to get a second one within the next month. They are also going to release 6GB versions for the 780 soon too! So you can probably expect a minor price drop for them! Better for you!
Oh. My bad! I see now. There's a discrepancy between on how you have them listed despite being part of the same series. You have the red and purple ones as Corsair Air Series AF140 Red or Purple, where as you have the blue and white ones as Corsair CO-9050017-XLED. That's why I couldn't find it! I was only looking under the actual model number and not the other thing. I apologize. Is there any reason why they are listed like that?
The part you have linked are the 120mm versions for the red fans. You have all the colors listed. However, for the 140mm versions, you only have the blue and white led fans.
Examples are the blues 140mm:
Those are the CO-9050017's fixed with "XLED" suffixes at the end where X is the first letter of the color.
The ones you have listed aside from those are the 120mm versions which are the CO-9050016's. The 16's and 17's are Twin pack versions of the individual fans.
Does that help?
Lol the link you provided is a crosshair VI, not V. Do you buy Open box? I've never actually tried to buy open box.
Lol funny you should ask. I just built another PC for my friend using the FX 8150 and Crosshair. Perhaps I should make a completed build list with it? I intended to sell it all online for at least $250-300 but I just sold it to him for $160. Great deal, right? lol
No problem. My journey continues! lol
With your monitors arranged in Surround, have you put any thought into how you wanted to arrange them? I've got my own and it's hard to find a nice angle for everything to be seemless. Atm I've got my center monitor in front of the two side monitors to decrease bezel correction. The left monitor seems fine but the monitor one seems more skewed then I'd hope for. So much hassle. Any advice?
That is true. Never owned a Micro ATX board so I forgot that they typically only have one slot lol. Yeah sounds like a good deal!
Why change the motherboard? Also, I'd suggest changing your RAM to at least 8GB, preferrably 16GB.
Eight to ten years? I'd give it five years at most. That is, if you're expecting to run Ultra/Max everything. After five years, that's where I'd expect it to start to lose its performance. The GTX 480 came out in April 2010 and is still one of the top 25 videocards as of right now.
That being said, my build is like the exact polar opposite of yours (Intel build). I just bought the processor and motherboard so I'll be switching out my AMD FX 8150 and Crosshair V Formula by next Thursday!
Can't wait to finish it! Almost there! Then comes the watercooling!
What do you plan on buying?
Question: It's hard for me to see exactly what all you have for your radiators but how many and what size do you have? I have an Azza Hurrican 2000 and I'm thinking of adding a 360mm radiator on the top inside with noctua fans on pull. However, I'd still need to add more since I'll also have two 780's classies on with the hydro copper blocks. How much more cooling do you think I'll need? I know I can stick a 140/120mm on the back exhaust. I think I can also put another one on the very bottom as well.
Has these tests been done yet? I'm wondering myself if I should get the 4820k or the 4770k
I just pre-ordered these myself. Can't wait! Their supposed to be almost as good as the H320 performance wise but with G 1/4 fittings! I can't wait to loop my cpu, another radiator and my two GTX 780 classifieds together!