Terra_Nocuus wrote:I may get a higher density display soon, that's why I'm looking at the 780 / Titan.
DPete27 wrote:Terra_Nocuus wrote:I may get a higher density display soon, that's why I'm looking at the 780 / Titan.
1) The benchmark numbers I linked earlier are at 1440p resolution.
2) Some 4k benchmarks. And some more (take those with a grain of salt, nobody likes TomsHardware) 1 Titan may not be enough for 4k at Max settings in all future games. 2x GTX770's (2nd one purchased later) would cost the same as 1 Titan. IIRC Nvidia currently has proper 4k support. I assume AMD won't be far behind, but...
Terra_Nocuus wrote:CPU: Intel i7-4930K (Ivy Bridge-E) + Corsair Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
Mobo: Asus X79 Deluxe (LGA 2011)
GFX: Asus GTX Titan
PSU: Corsair AX860 860W
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB)
SSD: 2 x Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
HDD: WD Red 3TB
DVD: LG Black 14X BD-R
AUD: Asus Xonar DX 7.1
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
+ Windows 8 Pro
Airmantharp wrote:And get GPUs with GOOD blowers. No AMD card currently applies; use the Titan cooler as a reference.
I'm still here. Working 13 hours/day and commuting 2 hasn't left me much time to shop for PC parts in the past 10 days.Airmantharp wrote: ... until JAE gets here...
This is the top-of-the-heap graphics card for now, but the GeForce GTX780 is a better value for gaming. I'd suggest waiting for the reviews of the new AMD R9-290X.
I'm quite pleased with my SeaSonic Platinum Series PSU.Terra_Nocuus wrote: PSU: Corsair AX860 860W
Just get one 0.5 TB SSD instead of a pair of ¼ TB drives.
Give a listen to the Sound Blaster Z.
Overall, This looks like a solid build to me.Terra_Nocuus wrote: Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
Get the WQHD monitor now.Terra_Nocuus wrote: I do have a 1680x1050 LCD that I'll use for now, but I plan on getting (at least) a 1920x1200 screen.
JustAnEngineer wrote:I'm still here. Working 13 hours/day and commuting 2 hasn't left me much time to shop for PC parts in the past 10 days.Airmantharp wrote: ... until JAE gets here...
JohnC wrote:Airmantharp wrote:And get GPUs with GOOD blowers. No AMD card currently applies; use the Titan cooler as a reference.
The Titan's blower is not a good "reference" While it does an adequate job, it is flawed from engineering point of view - the total area of exhaust "holes" on the card's bracket is very small (due to numerous video outputs, most of which are completely useless for anyone with a single or even dual monitors) so a significant portion of the hot air stays inside the case anyway and the airflow across the heatsink is not that great by itself, not to mention it can get somewhat noisy (which is more noticeable if you have poorly designed case, such as the ones with windows or airflow holes on side panels). EVGA makes a much better optional cooler (ACX cooler) - it doesn't exhaust the air to the outside of the case BUT it provides better temperature reduction and more quiet operation due to dual fans and better (less restricted) airflow across the heatsink's area. So if you have a case with good overall airflow - I would stay away from any blower-like coolers if possible (EVGA already makes various card models with new ACX cooler as stock).
JohnC wrote:Once again, if you have a good case airflow - the blowers don't matter (the heat from "open" coolers like ACX will be carried away by case's exhaust fans without significant effect on other components). And if you don't - they can make the situation much worse. For example, if you have a "negative pressure" (like most of the people without extra intake fans do) - your blower will be working against the incoming airflow (coming inside the case through the card's bracket), increasing the GPU's temperature, the fan noise and decreasing the fan's lifespan.
Take a look at EVGA's current lineup - they have switched from blowers to ACX coolers on most of their models, for example the highest-clocked GTX760 models and ALL of the most recent "Double BIOS" models. Many AMD card makers also do the same.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Give a listen to the Sound Blaster Z.
What about your keyboard, mouse, speakers and headphones?
vargis14 wrote:The build looks great I would make one change. Since the top of the case will support a 280mm radiator i would get the corsair h100i 240mm AIO system or the NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 280mm Ultra Performance Liquid CPU Cooler that newegg is selling for 109$.
On a I7 3960x at 4.4ghz and 1.35 volts the NZXT x60 280mm AIO system has the best delta above ambient performance of all the AIO coolers on the market according to a OC3D review. If you do get this cooler i would try the stock fans but if you have to room for a push pull setup with the 280mm radiator I would definitly get another pair of quality fans for it. I would also switch the cases reas exhaust fan to a intake fan to blow coool air on your cpu socket area and allow more cool air into the case to get pulled out by the 280mm radiator.
Terra_Nocuus wrote:...if the front 200mm & rear 120mm fans are intakes...
JohnC wrote:I am not sure why you're willing to pay for this overpriced motherboard - you can get something different and a stand-alone WiFi card with a chipset of your choice (Realtek/Broadcom/Atheros) for lesser price... Since you also do not have soundcard yet and you will only be using stereo speakers I would recommend going for Asus Rampage series of motherboards - something like Rampage IV Gene (if you do not need extra PCIe slots) or Rampage IV Formula. Both will be less expensive and both include a pretty good on-board sound solution which is just as good as ~$100 dedicated soundcards for stereo setup. And unlike with WiFi cards you do not really need to upgrade the on-board sound solution due to new standards or potential incompatibilities with other hardware like your wireless router.
superjawes wrote:Hm...I don't know how well they work in practical application, but USB 3.0 appears to have better bandwith than your typical PCIe slot (not the x16 you use for GPUs).
Terra_Nocuus wrote:any SLI
Terra_Nocuus wrote:What about USB Wifi adapters? Are those decent nowadays
Terra_Nocuus wrote:The a TP-Link WiFi adapter
JohnC wrote:Terra_Nocuus wrote:any SLI
Personally I would stay away from any multi-GPU solution, regardless of the GPU manufacturer. With a single GPU you don't have to wait indefinite amount of time for SLI/CrossFire profiles with good scaling or for other fixes for potential issues caused by SLI/Crossfire.Terra_Nocuus wrote:What about USB Wifi adapters? Are those decent nowadays
No.Terra_Nocuus wrote:The a TP-Link WiFi adapter
I have that, it's a pretty good card, works well with my current router (Asus RT-N66U). It supports both 802.11n bands and doesn't have a useless 802.11ac support.
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