SLI and XFire aren't for everyone. You should try both to see what you prefer. I was running dual gtx 760 and performance was better than the titan. Slightly less than a 780ti. If all you're going to do is 1080p gaming, and aren't planning for a 1440p or 4k gaming experience in the next year or 2, than a $200 card will suffice. I'm running 1 760 now, and it seems to run different. Faster and more responsive (no sli lag), but less on fps. Sounds weird, i know. That's my thoughts.
Damn man! I also have a HAF xb that i built, but yours is way better looking than mine. I feel inspired to go back and work on my cable management now.
Seen a R9 290 for $300. Just wait for that to show up again. Much better card than 280x.
The free game is illegal to sale. You might want to take that part down.
Ah. I gotcha. Not really familiar with 2d lightboost trick. Does that work with any monitor? Or just 120hz?
Love it. But 2 things:
1. You don't need startisback if you have 8.1. You can have 8.1 boot straight to the desktop. It's in the settings under the taskbar.
2. Monitor is 144hz, not 120. Best monitor on the market for 1080p, hands down.
Hey, I have an idea! Can you guys add laptop parts? I know they aren't very upgradable, but it would be nice to compare laptops. Especially temps, and benchmark scores. Why have another site for that? Why not just have it all on here? For now, I'm just building a PC out of "custom parts" for the laptop build. That'll have to do.
Yup. Highest the GPUs get up to about 85c, and the cpu is about 70c under full load
I've seen where 3 760s is lower fps than 2 760s due to issues with scaling. Like Battlefield 3. So I imagine 2 Mars would be a nightmare. The Mars is just a horrible idea 99% of the time.
Just found out what the mars is. It's crap! It's basically a dual 760 setup, for another $250, minus 1 PCI Express bus. So half the bus bandwidth. I can't believe that card even sells. Maybe if you had 1 pci-express slot, plus the room in the case, then it might be a viable answer. Like an ITX board, in a big case. Which make no sense really.
Yeah, everyone seems to think Noctua is the way to go on fans. Is ROG free? If so, maybe I'll give it a try and see where I fall against yours.
Is there anything overclocked? I practically have the same build, but with 2gb 760s, and my numbers are way below yours. I'm getting P9817 in 3dmark11. Is that with all the default values for 3dmark? maybe the extra 4gb total make a big difference. If you play bf4, would you mind telling me your bench in that? I get 90fps with everything on ultra.
Would you mind running realtemp on your PC? There is an option in there that says Nvidia, which will tell you the temp on gpu1 and gpu2. I'm wondering what your temps are for the video card that isn't pulling any fresh air. I have the same setup, with very little room in between the 2 cards, and it seems to get up to 80 degrees or so. I'm wondering if yours is doing the same having them closer together than mine. There has to be a way to get them cooler so that I can maybe overclock them a little.
By the way, I can't find a 580 or 590 for sale. Sometimes high end cards can be hard to find a year or 2 later.
Also don't forget mutlimonitor or higher resolutions. The trend shows that the newer cards are usually better at more pixels.
Well, lets think about it like this. Here are your options. 760s for $500, and upgrade 2 years later for another $500 to be back on top. So $1000 for 4 years.
Or $770 and then 2 years later, probably get one for $400 (Like having dual 580s today), and be back on top. It will perform faster, but not have the same technologies since it will be 2 generations behind and use more power.
So either way is a great option. They both have pros and cons.
I'll also say, sli still has some slight issues. like sli lag from time to time. Usually just when a game is still new or drivers are new. but it's come along way on framerates for scaling.
They do not get hot. I have the same gpu setup and I thought they would get hot too. Or at least that 1 would be blowing hot air on to the other. But actually, they both pull air from outside onto themselves, so temps are great with no overclock. I want to say about 60C at the hottest without overclocking. Maybe 70, but I wanna say no. You can get to 90 and still be quite safe.
Would you mind running 3dMark 11 Performance bench? I have a similar setup, but using air cooled instead of liquid. Wondering how much performance difference is. Just whatever P score you get on the free version of 3dMark 11. Thanks. +1 though for your build.
If you don't add the monitor and other accessories, this build cost $1114.91. So please keep that in mind on the performance to cost ratio. I'll post some 3D Mark scores soon.
Optimized doesn't mean anything. Go look at benchmark scores. Once Mantle drops, then amd might get a slight advantage, but I doubt it. Dual 760 beats the crap out of 290x for framerates. Plus costs less.
780 doesn't get the same performance as 2x 760. 780ti would, but would cost more.
Yeah, 2 8gb sticks was just better for upgrade path. Not that I should need it for video games.
The 750w is great. I had overlooked cpu to 4ghz, and it still was enough power. Just didn't see any extra frames per second. I have a kill-a-watt device to measure the power, so I'll plug it in and tell you what it is using under full load in sli with no overclocking in bf4
yeah 770 is a pretty good sweet spot.
Definitely. You're getting close though with 2 of them. Just go get a 600 watt. won't cost you much more, you just gotta keep an eye out.
Your best bet is to go buy a $20 external monitor. I recommend Kill-a-watt. Dual 760 with i5 4th gen, nothing Overclocked, I'm pulling about 400 watts on full load, and idle about 50 watts.
gtx 760 x2 is awesome. But now that there has been a price drop on the 770, that might be the better route. But you still won't hit that nice sweet spot of frame rate in BF4 unless you have at least dual 760
Any problems running those cards in SLI? I want to buy these, but I worry the heat from the inside (higher) video card, would blow hot air onto the outside (lower) video card, and if it does that, then you can't really overclock as much. Just wondering what type of overclocking you're getting on those things