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OK now I'm back from some work commitments, Titan needs some consideration.

Australian price is horrendous.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=193_1465


So is it worth the move from SLI 680s to a single one of these? I'm not sure that I can squeeze 2 into the budget and keep it under water.
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post #62 of 72
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Originally Posted by savage1987 View Post

OK now I'm back from some work commitments, Titan needs some consideration.

Australian price is horrendous.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=193_1465


So is it worth the move from SLI 680s to a single one of these? I'm not sure that I can squeeze 2 into the budget and keep it under water.

Oh yes, yes it is. I would stick with 1 titan over 2 680s, especially if the guy is going to do any resolutions over 1080p.
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Oh yes, yes it is. I would stick with 1 titan over 2 680s, especially if the guy is going to do any resolutions over 1080p.
As mentioned, we are aiming for top notch gaming performance on 3x1080p screens.

I'll sub in a Titan instead, it'll simplify the water loop a lot too. Double bonus.
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As mentioned, we are aiming for top notch gaming performance on 3x1080p screens.

I'll sub in a Titan instead, it'll simplify the water loop a lot too. Double bonus.
Top of the line = 2 or 3 Titans thumb.gif
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post #65 of 72
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Ease up buddy tongue.gif still has to fit everything under $5k if I can.
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post #66 of 72
I would let the basis of your rig be two Titans and a 3930k = ~$3200
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post #67 of 72
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Ease up buddy tongue.gif still has to fit everything under $5k if I can.
Haha. Im just saying one Titan is not really worth it. Sure it may be a little smoother, but 680 SLI would beat it. 2 Titans would be amazing for 5760x1080 and you should still be able to stay under your 5k budget. Plus Titan SLI will perform much better than the problematic 680 3-way or 4-way SLI in 90% of game. Sometimes the FPS will be higher with the 4-way SLI, but the choppiness makes it look much worse. Trust me i have been there with 4-way sli, and im much happier with Titan 2-way SLI.
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post #68 of 72
If I were your friend I would wait couple of months for the new generation (CPU,GPU).
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Good advice there regarding 2 titans, thanks.

I'll be keeping an eye on the new generation stuff and if he's not ready to build yet, I'll work in whatever comes up as a smart option smile.gif
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post #70 of 72
I have my titan at 1202 core and +600 mem, and I am rocking easily 85fps+ on heaven. This is a single card and smooth as silk. I didn't even win the silicon lottery, my asic is only 71%. Unless you have some lightnings or classifieds, I don't see how 680's can beat this. You'll have the expandability to add another titan, adding 2 more 680's would not be nearly as easy and you will have nearly the same FPS, with 0 chance currently of stutter or bad performance from badly optimized SLI profiles. The memory bandwidth is much better than the 680's as well, and the titan will last you longer.

It really is a no brainer to me, but I guess if you already have the 680's you can stick with them.
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