Originally Posted by Bender24
Once again, I can't thank you enough for your thoughtful replies! What you said makes a ton of sense, and in the long run I see what you're saying about the additional expenses with a new PSU and whatnot. However, I'm still within warranty on the 760s, so I would only have to pay an additional $24 from what I paid for the two 760s. . This would eliminate a high overhead, or even a higher payment for the trade-up program, and I would therefore be able to spend some extra money on a new PSU and an additional 780 FTW when the prices come down even further. I know for now, in theory, I'd be losing some fps with the switch to a single 780 - but from what I've seen in benchmarks it almost seems negligible - especially with the eventual plan of upgrading to dual 780s (or seeing what the 800 series has to offer!). In benchmarks with the 780, I'm seeing a constant 60fps in Battlefield (which would be perfect right now, as I still seem to be experiencing issues that other SLI users aren't reporting).
Good logic or bad?
np Bender24. U learn thru sharing.
OCN rules, aye?
well, the 1st things that comes to mind is, that i DO remember the 770 prices are down to $349. But i DON'T remember, wat the 780 prices are down to. (And, isn't it a good thing that EVGA does so well at NOT jacking up prices? Just to profit unfairly from their own trade-up program?) In addition, and most importantly of all, an old rule:
u have to gain at least 50% improved performance (FPS) to notice a considerable improvement.
GTX 770- $349
GTX 780- $___
k, so after i read up on new reduced 780 prices...
oh, wait... u haven't mentioned anything watsoever about the new 700 cards almost out. i just saw while researching new 780 prices:31.10.13 - Nvidia working on GTX 780 GHz Edition
^^ says so little but i think it's the GTX 780-ti?
Yes, u have a ton of research to do, Bender24.
But hey, thanks to the EVGA Trade-up program, maybe u could end up with 2-way SLI that out performs 2-way SLI Titan(s). And for no more than say $1399 before Trade-up/ exchange.
So let's add "ti", to the list:
GTX 770- $349
GTX 780- $___
GTX 780-ti $___
And wat about ur case?
Have u modded ur Corsair Carbide 200R?
If u have not; and thanks to a recent new member here i decided to research a case he had in his sig, yesterday:
(Turns out if u haven't modded ur existing case, a very affordable very Cool, cool case in the Only $139 range
would be maybe better to invest in. Normally i say don't future proof. But hey it never hurts to consider something. And this case offers a million possibilities. Plus, I'm positive there's an OCN Thread for it.)
A Cool, cool case-
k, i found one of the URLs/ sources i wanted for the price researching:Nvidia drops prices of GTX 770/780, Ti Pricing announced … and ShadowPlay!
So let's add the list:
GTX 770- $349
GTX 780- $499
GTX 780-ti $690
wow! wasn't the 780 originally $649?
Or was it $699 originally?
well, it's not that much cheaper now. But still, the whole picture involves 2-way SLI, maybe. And it add up when multiplied by two.
Now that i have the prices; 2-way 760-SLI has one very big advantage over a single 780. And that is that, two is better than one. (Both SLI cards would never fail at the same time; so while replacing one IF one broke, u'd still have the other working. Edit: And after upgrading, if u don't sell them, two cards can become two cards to be used in PCs or for backup or testing. I have one of my two 560-ti cards in an HTPC and it ROCKS!
The other 560-ti is waiting to be used. Oh, yeah! i bought the ten year warrenty from EVGA for both. So if one fails years from now who knows wat i might end up with.
And now that i have the prices; a single 780 has its' own advantages over 2-way 760-SLI, too. No need to discuss that for now. But i am totally satisfied going the SLI route. It is/ has been improving on a grand scale and seems to have few limits in the coming years.
k, and with those prices it should be clear to decide.
But alas, it never is, is it?
Just keep researching and remember to always always always, envision u have already purchased something before u buy it. And start researching the product more. As if u had it in ur possession and that there was no returning it. Try and find out if it is the most bad azz best performing for the money product, BEFORE! u buy it. And NOT AFTER u buy it. Say to urself something like, well i gots XYZ card(s) (Popeye style lol) and nothings buts such and suchs tops its!
Because if u do, most of the time u find out things u would have overlooked. And it suks finding out AFTER the purchase (in this case a One-time-EVGA-Trade-Up/ Exchange).
And wat if u saved for 800 series cards next year. U can already play any game pretty well. Oh, but yes, the 144Hz LCD has changed everything.
Upgrading from 2-way 760 SLI should definitely be considered. With 60Hz LCD, no way! With 144Hz or 120Hz LCDs, absolutely consider it.
And G-sync technology soon to be out could also be considered versus a current 144Hz LCD. The ASUS G-Sync LCDs, 1st G-Sync LCDs, are coming this quarter i'm almost sure. So absolutely research them and let us know wat u find.
GL Edited by Bee Dee 3 Dee - 11/3/13 at 9:36am