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Doing the research for my upcoming purchase of a new 1440p and a new GPU to push it maxed out. Will be overclocking the 1440p to 120hz and I want to be able to max everything out in any game. Not just shadows and textures, but max out AA as well. Considering the Waterblocked Titan, or possibly a blocked 780 w/ 4gb+ vRam when it drops and can hold its own on this new setup. What does everyone suggest? I have always been a fan of nVidia from past builds, but I have not ruled out a possible x-fire setup if it does the job.

Budget is ~$1200 for the card(s) including the waterblock(s). Planning on ~$350 for the monitor and another $250 to overhaul my current waterloop to add a second Rad and redo all my connections and go compression fittings.

What do you have for me OCN?

edit - forgot to mention I want to setup to last me until the 9xx series drops. I am sure by the end of this timeframe I will be struggling to hold everything to 120hz constantly maxed but I want it to be close. Also, I will be running a 460 as a secondary card, possibly dedicated PhsyX, but mostly to run my 2 secondary monitors that will be on the sides. No gaming on them, just web/music/info. On that note, anyone know of any good mounts that can support a 27" landscape in the center with two 23" in portrait? thinking this may have to be a custom build
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Bump for help. I still think the titan may be my best bet, especially since I may try and go 4320x2560 eventually and sli them around the 8xx release to run trips
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780 SLI if you want to take advantage of 120hz. Single card won't cut it.
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If you want 4K resolution with Ultra settings, you'd be looking at Quad SLI Titan to maintain above 120fps...turn the settings down to High with no AA and you should be able to hit 120 fps with 780 SLI though.
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SLI 780s is just a little too far outside my budget, but would you all agree that a 4gb 780 would suffice for now on a 1440p @ 120hz? I may be able to squeeze a second 780 a few months down the road but not initially. The 4k resolution is a future thought when prices drop or I finally just pick up 2 more Qnix monitors.
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I'd do reference cooler 780, with a view to add more with SLI as more screens are added. Ref cooler for the blower design that would output outside of case.

A titan would be nice but the 780 is much more cost effective.
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I'd do reference cooler 780, with a view to add more with SLI as more screens are added. Ref cooler for the blower design that would output outside of case.

A titan would be nice but the 780 is much more cost effective.
I plan on overclocking all my GPUs and I already have this custom loop setup, so I am planning on finally putting EVERYTHING underwater, not just my CPU. I keep coming to the conclusion a 780 SLI is my best bet, but I really need someone to come out with a 4gb model ASAP. Any input on whether a single 780 will push this Qnix to 120hz ok?
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It all depends on what settings you will be using. You will get ~60FPS with SLI 780s even if they are highly overclocked. That's if all settings are maxed though.

 

Tri Fire 7970s are your best bet. They will jump ahead of the 780s in scaling and are cheaper. Plus they OC for even more gain.

 

I do believe to take full advantage of 120Hz you would want 120fps. This topic is heavily debated though.

 

To get below $1200, look used. The marketplace has some. I KNOW I saw 7970s w/ water blocks for ~350 today.


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It all depends on what settings you will be using. You will get ~60FPS with SLI 780s even if they are highly overclocked. That's if all settings are maxed though.

Tri Fire 7970s are your best bet. They will jump ahead of the 780s in scaling and are cheaper. Plus they OC for even more gain.

I do believe to take full advantage of 120Hz you would want 120fps. This topic is heavily debated though.

To get below $1200, look used. The marketplace has some. I KNOW I saw 7970s w/ water blocks for ~350 today.
I want it all maxed, if I didn't I wouldn't upgrade to 780s and would just SLI my current 670. Looks like I need to look into the red side a bit more. Initially I just want to max 1440p with this upgrade and I will have a 2nd/3rd card to run my other monitors.
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Have they even announced 780s with 4gbs Vram yet? that seems unlikely since they come stock with 3gb and usually the non reference doubles vram like previous 2-4gb EVGA cards, but I cant see Nvidia letting that happen with 780s as that would bring them way too close to Titans and surely they don't want to compete with their own flagship product with a cheaper variant.
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