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post #21 of 26
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I don't understand why you guys are recommending a second card, when he doesn't even know how performance will be with just one. Don't get a 2nd card just so that you can say "Hey! I got GTX780's in SLI". Get them if you know that going SLI will help your performance in whatever it is your going to use them for.
A single 780 isn't enough if he wants to stay above 120fps, and he clearly says that.
post #22 of 26
a decent water cooling kit isn't that expensive. You can get a nice Rasa kit for around 150~200 if I recall. If you want to go the full works you can do so for probably around 300 with a water block for your gtx 780. Honestly you are probably better off getting another card, you'll see more performance. Water cooling is great but only once you're satisfied with your pc and want to push it even further with overclocks.
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post #23 of 26
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a decent water cooling kit isn't that expensive. You can get a nice Rasa kit for around 150~200 if I recall. If you want to go the full works you can do so for probably around 300 with a water block for your gtx 780. Honestly you are probably better off getting another card, you'll see more performance. Water cooling is great but only once you're satisfied with your pc and want to push it even further with overclocks.

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post #24 of 26
Yeah why get a second card, just one card will be overkill for 1080 for at least a year, and after a year, the 780 will be cheaper, while waterblocks will still cost the same. So logically going WC is the smart choice because you can then buy a 780 cheaper later, when you actually need one. OP has stated he plans on staying at 1080P...seriously, spend 600 today on your whole WC loop and spend 350 in a year or two on your 2nd 780 OR spend 600 now on your 2nd 780 and then spend 600 later on your whole WC loop (WC prices are pretty much always the same)

Which makes more sense?
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post #25 of 26
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Yeah why get a second card, just one card will be overkill for 1080 for at least a year, and after a year, the 780 will be cheaper, while waterblocks will still cost the same. So logically going WC is the smart choice because you can then buy a 780 cheaper later, when you actually need one. OP has stated he plans on staying at 1080P...seriously, spend 600 today on your whole WC loop and spend 350 in a year or two on your 2nd 780 OR spend 600 now on your 2nd 780 and then spend 600 later on your whole WC loop (WC prices are pretty much always the same)

Which makes more sense?

He's gaming on a 144hz monitor. If he wants to take full advantage of that he should do SLI. Up to him though.
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post #26 of 26
A single GTX780 is definitely not enough for 120FPS+ @ 1920x1080. If you are using Lightboost you need to keep above 100FPS. Even w/ GTX680 SLI I had to turn detail way down in games in order to maintain that kind of framerate.
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