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Caselabs S3 Haswell build incomming - Which GPU ?

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New build incomming soon and it is decission time!

Will be a Caselabs S3 with pedestal containing the new Asus IMPACT MITX motherboard along with a 4770K and a whole lotta watercooling.

To keep a colour scheme (Dark grey / Black / small hints of red) I have the following cards to pick from, and are now seeking VALID advice from you guys:

The HD7990 with the EK-FCS10000 waterblock:



Or the eVGA GTX Titan Hydro Copper:



Please do not start a flamewar - Just seeking the advice from people.
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Frozen Kaveri
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post #2 of 6
The 7990 will outperform Titan in terms of FPS but the 7990 has poor frame times and higher power consumption. Also why don't you consider the EK Titan XXL block?
post #3 of 6
The 7990 is a beast card. I don't really think the two compare, honestly, owning a Titan. I do feel like both are kind of old news and not the right cards to be ordering. The 780 is out and really outshines the Titan for general use at it's price point, and the 7K series just doesn't seem like a good investment right now. I know the 7990 is relatively new, but that's only because of it's late release. It would be like buying a 690 in my opinion, both great cards but just past thier time for the price.
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I noted the GTX 780 - And it is also a possibility - Will definitely keep the door open smile.gif

Will have to look up the EK Titan XXL block smile.gif
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Caselabs S3 w. pedestal 
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Frozen Kaveri
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Windows 8.1 Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-A51 
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4770K  ROG Maximus VI Impact HD 7990 Corsair Platinum 2666Mhz 
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Samsung 830 SSD 3 x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 240 EK Supremacy Precise Mount Add-On Naked Ivy CPU... EK Supremacy - Clean full nickel 
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post #5 of 6
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After thinking about this the whole day (And asking the same question on a few other forums) I come to the conclusion ... well, rather I landed on the same spot as I was at the beginning ... It is either the Titan or the 7990 - I simply need the maximum amount of power I can possibly get, and since it is Mitx, I only have a single slot to achieve this.

I am honestly leaning towards the 7990 at the moment - But, I will DEFINITELY have to have a look at the frame times.
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Windows 8.1 Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-A51 
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4770K  ROG Maximus VI Impact HD 7990 Corsair Platinum 2666Mhz 
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Samsung 830 SSD 3 x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 240 EK Supremacy Precise Mount Add-On Naked Ivy CPU... EK Supremacy - Clean full nickel 
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Caselabs S3 w. pedestal 
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Frozen Kaveri
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-7850K Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 XFX R7 250 G.SKILL TridentX 2400Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 240GB Little Devil Phasechange 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8.1 Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-A51 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K  ROG Maximus VI Impact HD 7990 Corsair Platinum 2666Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 SSD 3 x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 240 EK Supremacy Precise Mount Add-On Naked Ivy CPU... EK Supremacy - Clean full nickel 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Alphacool Heatmaster II Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Windows 7 X64 Silverstone Strider Evolution 750W 
Case
Caselabs S3 w. pedestal 
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post #6 of 6
If it's either or, for a strictly gaming PC, I'd have to go with the 7990 I suppose.
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