IF all those sickleflows are at 100% it must sound like a jet engine.
Why an APU with a dedicated GPU?
Run the GPU power cable from above, through the hole by the big motherboard connector, and use it to support the video card. That will get rid of the video card sagging.
The Noctua is very quiet though. I replaced most of my fans with Noctuas, including the one on my Hyper 212 EVO.
That's some horrible luck with parts, failure rates are only supposed to be around 2-4%. I like the finished build though.
Most 970's will also overclock to almost the performance of 980's. The benchmarks in the link are just a baseline.
The Twin Frozr IV can reliably cool my heavily overclocked GTX 770 which has a 230W TDP. The MSI GTX 980 is only rated at 165W TDP and sports the brand new Twin Frozr V cooling system. I'd venture to say that you'd have zero heat problems if you chose to go with MSI. I can't really give you an opinion on the customer service, I've never had any problems with my card and never needed to contact them.
Newegg is only pricing them at $580 right now, but they are out of stock.
If you're thinking about doing that, just get an FX-6300. They were only 110 last time i looked
The new cards are crazy powerful. Both the 970 and 980 matched or beat the 780ti and titan in guru3D's benchmark tests all while using less power than a 760. I wish I had a 1440p monitor so I could actually take advantage of the new cards. Although, I'd love to see benchmarks with a 3 monitor 5760 x 1080 setup.
I'm happy with the Xornet
I'm actually a bit surprised he was able to run a GTX 770 without the same problem. The 230W power consumption on the 770 should have overloaded those 150W-ish rails too.
I guess I didn't completely understand how SLI works. Ok, so with the combined 512bit memory bus will SLI 4GB 770's be able to utilize all 4GB on each card(totalling 8GB between them)?
I'd love to find a benchmark comparing SLI 2GB 770's vs. SLI 4GB 770's for gaming on 5760x1080 resolutions, but I guess it's just a bit too specific for the bench-marking websites to get into.
If you mean SLI 770's being able to utilize the 2GB from each card(totaling 4GB) then you're correct. I must have misspoke in my original post.
From the benchmarks I've seen, a single 4GB 770 gets a 0-3 FPS boost over a 2GB while running games in 5760x1080. I can't find any benchmarks for SLI 4GB 770's, but I'd think that they'd get the same (near nothing) boost over SLI 2GB cards.
Basically, a 4GB 770 isn't ever worth the extra money.
GTX 770's don't have the memory bandwidth to utilize 4GB of Vram, so getting the 4GB cards is pointless. SlI 770's would give you playable framerates on a tri-monitor setup for most games, but you aren't going to be able to crank the AA all the way up.
Check out this review for a bit more info on framerates for different card combinations.
I haven't had any FPS drop problems. I'm running an overclocked FX-6300 @ 4.5ghz paired with an overclocked GTX 770. Getting between 45-60 FPS in Tomb Raider with the game maxed besides shadow res and Maxing every other game I've played.
You'd be good with a 6300. I'm running a similar build, but with a GTX 770 and I can max out most games without problems.
I'd get at least a 650W just to be safe.
I've had zero problems with my card getting hot, I even have it overclocked by 50mhz on the core and 500mhz on the memory. My card is set to downclock at 80C, but I haven't even hit 70C while gaming.
Spend the extra 20 buck on this card, you won't regret it. I'm using the same card in my current rig.
How much are you looking to spend? A GTX 770 would go pretty well with that rig.
I'd go with at least a 600W PSU. It gives you enough headroom to overclock everything pretty heavily and have a bit of power left over.
Try this one. XFX power supplies are OEM Seasonic, one of the best manufacturers out there.
Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA, and MSI cards are all pretty similar. They each have different coolers on their cards, but they perform pretty similarly with maybe a 5C difference between the "best" and the "worst."
They all use custom PCB's that have higher quality components than the reference design from Nvidia. Honestly, the difference between the custom PCB's between each manufacturer is a bit over my head, but they have better power delivery than the Nvidia design.
I'd use the credit for RAM.
I'd go with this Asus 770 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2oc2gd5. It's just about the least expensive option from the good manufacturers.
I don't know about feature wise, but the 800 series is going to be a pretty significant performance bump over the 700. Just look at the 750ti that came out recently. It's about got a 30% increase in performance from the 650ti, and the 750ti is still on the old 28nm manufacturing process.
It's probably the least bulky of the good quality air coolers. It's also pretty awesome on the FX-6300; mine's overclocked to 4.5ghz with a bit of temp headroom to go higher.
I'd get a slightly larger PSU if you plan on overclocking anything. You're already pretty close to the max output of that corsair PSU.
Yes, GPU mining will negatively effect the life of the card. They basically run those cards at fill tilt for extremely long periods of time. I wouldn't but any used card that was used for currency mining or that you think was used for mining.
I'm using this combo, it's pretty freakin awesome.
I do not, but it wouldn't really have helped anyway. The 770 doesn't have the memory bandwidth to take advantage of 4GB. Oh, and I was talking about running Skrim on a 1920x1080 monitor.
With my Asus motherboard you install the ram in slots of the same color to take advantage of the dual channel capability.
I'm running a GTX 770, and I've run out of Vram just playing Skyrim with HD texture mods. I actually had to downgrade a lot of my textures to their "lite" versions. I use EVGA's software to monitor resource usage, and if I went into a detail heavy area I'd see the ram usage max out at 2Gb. When that happened my frame-rates would get cut in half and the game would start stuttering like crazy. I kinda wish I would have went with the 780 for this reason.
MY Vcore is at 1.404 after LLC kicks in, and 1.38 before, same basic setup as you.
My FX-6300 has been pretty awesome and it's an overclocking monster. I'm sitting at 4.5 ghz, 1.404 Vcore, and only 52C at load. Pretty sure I could take it higher too. It isn't bottle-necking my GTX 770 at all.
It might use more power (50W higher TDP to be exact), but it isn't that much more powerful. The GTX 780 also runs cooler and quieter. It's also slightly cheaper than the 290x right now.
IF you do that you could also pick up a nice MSI GTX 780.
Do not get a rosewill PSU, they are not a reputable PSU manufacturer.
I'd still recommend the A10.
You might want to check pricing before you post next time, 8Gb 2133mhz memory kits are only 10 bucks more than 1600mhz ram.
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-memory-md8192kd31600x9 (this was the cheapest 1600mhz ram I could find.
The HD 7660D graphics that come with the A10 are going to outperform any mobo integrated graphics. If you get some fast ram (2133mhz-ish)you can do some gaming with the A10 too.
Get the A10-5800K, the fx-6300 does not come with integrated graphics.
My only change would be to a GTX 760. The 660 doesn't have a large enough memory interface to utilize 2G of vram.
I'd go slightly larger on the SSD, but other that that, great build.
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This would be a great build, and at the same price point as your other one. You should be able to overclock the processor to 4.5 ghz (stable) on that motherboard and with the Hyper 212 EVO (I did). You get a much better Video card with the money you saved on the Mobo and CPU. The PSU is just a rebranded Seasonic, so its very reliable. Although you don't really need 750W, it costs the same as the 650W so why not get it. The semi-modular cables won't be a problem. I use a similar PSU, and I have zero unused cables just sitting in my case. All-in-all, a much more balanced build for the same price point.
I would go with the 780. I'm running 2-24" monitors also, and I find myself running out of Vram on my 770 while playing Skyrim w/HD mods. The 780 has a larger amount of Vram and a larger memory bandwidth so it can actually utilized it, it should prevent a problem similar to mine.
The 4 pins in a line connectors you are talking about are called molex connectors and they're only used for older tech and to hook up fan controllers. Also, most power supplies will come with both 4 pin and 8 pin connectors.
I also have that keyboard, pretty freakin awesome
I would recommend a 650W, it give you room to overclock in the future and give you headroom after that. I have a similar build and its runs 500W max; I wouldn't feel safe running a 500W power supply. Go with the Seasonic 650W that you currently have on the parts list.
You might have a point here, so we kinda should know what the OP plans to do with his rig. If it's just gaming he's going to be fine with a 750W. Unless he's running a 3 monitor setup, I seriously doubt he'll even push both cards to 100%.
Exactly, to hit 663W he has to tax EVERY component to 100%, with literally will never happen unless he's running some very specific benchmark tests like OCCT's PSU test. Which, spoiler alert, you shouldn't run unless you are extremely confident in the reliability of your PSU and/or you are testing the max power consumption of your system.