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I read the review and benchmarks for the MSI Gaming edition (single card review)

MSI GTX 780 TwinFrozr Gaming 3 GB
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_TF_Gaming/1.html

- I currently use 2 MSI 680's (twin frozr 3) in SLI OC'd + 25 volts, +94 core clock, and +196 for memory clock - This has been a stable overclock since I got the cards just about exactly a year ago.

The cards run great, I am pretty happy with my FPS in the majority of titles; although some games trying to lock vsync on ultra with 144hz 1ms asus 24 inch (beauty) - I notice I don't get that 144 lock; I upgraded from an earlier generation Asus 24 inch 120hz 2ms bundled with 3D vision 1.0 a few days ago.

In all honesty; I currently have an extra 3K$ of "Hey, here is extra money that you can just spend on whatever" type of scenario after a great endorsement deal went through for me - thus far purchased the monitor, Razer Deathstalker Ultimate keyboard, 2013 Deathadder, (with razer kabuto mouse pad to go on top of my Func 1030 surface), - I bought an HD PVR2 capture card to capture Console gaming for my twitch live stream as I also used the initial amount of the extra money to purchase a PS3 mainly to play "The Last of Us"

- ended up getting a few more titles (tekken tag 2, NCAA 2014, Yakuza 4, MLB The Show 13, also purchased another controller blah blah) - went ape **** on Steam... I did a 7 day give away giving away a copy of Company of Heroes 2 each night to one lucky viewer of my twitch live stream; I bought copies of games for friends, sent each member of my CS GO competitive team one item they wanted or needed (6 core piledriver, Razer Blackwidow Stealth, Asus 27 inch 120 hz, Razer 2012 Imperator, ordered two members a 560 TI by MSI each so they could use it as a dedicated PhysX Card).

I believe I started around 6500-7000ish of money to "Blow" without really feeling bad about it. - Now that I am down to the 2850ish-2900ish amount; I am being a bit more cautious with my New-Egg Addiction with rush processing and overnight shipping -laughs-

The main question aside from if I should get these upgraded cards in SLI; (knowing that this is money that is intended to deck out my rig / gaming etc due to e-sport endorsement and ad revenue from Twitch and Adsense youtube partnership) -
Is... When is the "800 Series" expected to be released, as I'd much rather wait to get SLI 880's right at launch than grab 780's and then 5 months later have the first 800 series card pop out >.<<br />
Knowing that the money is not an issue (Current newegg cart is 1563$ including an extra SSD so I can have 4 going at once in RAID) - What do you guys feel is the best approach; throw 1200 into savings and wait form the 800 series (and how long would that be?) or jump in now and indulge?


Secondary Question would be the upgrade of my 8150 (I really liked this CPU despite the criticism; I have it OC'd to 4.0 on Air; year going strong, sometimes via bios I'll turn it into a "Super Quad Core" by disabling the cores as shown in the overclock.net guide. -

an 8350 MIGHT be an interest of mine as its a step up- I would water cool and OC the hell out of it..... but... I was reading that months ago two new AMD CPU's shown off with the stats; same socket - and I expect them to be mind blowing - but no release date was given - I plan on upgrading the CPU today; BUT if anyone knows when the next AMD CPU's are coming out I shall wait on this as well.

(edit: I read about the two AM3 releases based on piledriver.... the Centurion... this is not what I expected or wanted - and all of these Socket FM2+ crap is really REALLY starting to get at me)

!!!FINALE QUESTION!!!
Would someone please link me to the parts (each and every) necessary to Watercool my CPU build? The specs at the MOMENT are below; just imagine a possible SLI 780 instead of 680; and possibility of a 8350 instead of the 8150 ^_^ THANK YOU!!!!!


FINALLY...

Specs:

CPU: AMD 8150 8 Core FX Unlocked Overclocked to 4.0 on air cooling (seeking a full watercooling option for my case, CPU, RAM, and both Video Cards...)

GPUs: (SLI) 2 MSI 680 GTX Twin Frozr's Overclocked to a nice even - 1350 core clock, 3500 memory clock (dissapointingly the second card clocks lower by 14 than the top slotted card - Swapped slots etc; its just by design - as they say no two cards are created the same... just wish mine had the same reading at high use)

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2.0 (used for some Single Player Games; mainly if they are "Nvidia 3D Ready" as the lightboost tech with 2.0 glasses are astonishing compared to 3D 1.0 with the old asus 120hz... it is literally night and day... as the previous was as dark as the night tongue.gif )

Display: ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms (GTG) 80,000,000:1 -- Lightboost for 2D is activated at all times thanks to an awesome application I found on these forums wink.gif THANKS GUYS!
Display #2: Touchscreen LED built into the Deathstalker Ultimate

HD / Storage:[/B: SSD by SanDisk Extreme \2.5" 240GB SATA III x3 - Along with a WD My Passport 1TB external storage

Ram: 16 GiGs of G.Skill RipJaws

Soundcard: Creative Fatal1ty Recon3D SoundBlaster 5.1 (Optical Out to Stereo Receiver Optical In) *After purchasing this soundcard I do not know how people are able to play with on board sound*

Motherboard: Asus Republic of Gamers Crosshair V Formula (adore it) (Please note -important- that This links to the FORMULA-Z as the Regular Formula is now discontinued, which is the mobo I own.)

PSU: SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower (Did not get an extra side fan; thus 3 front, 2 rear and the uber large top) -- Amazing air flow; but would be amazing to have a bad-ass water system throughout the entire box.

Sound System: 2.Stereo- 2x Infinity 180ohm "Studio Monitor" speakers with Pioneer Optical/HDMI Stereo Receiver.

Headset: Razer Blackshark (Green and Black model) -Often plugged into an Optical Dobly 5.1 Surround Sound Box; thus setting from headphones to 5.1 - then in game to 5.1 sounds incredible; especially in shooters that require constant hearing of faint distanced footsteps -CS GO haha-

Webcam: Logitech Professional HD 1080P+@30FPS Ultimate Edition (350$ Honestly worth it 100% if you livestream)

Mouse: Razer 2013 Deathadder set to 1200 DPi, No Accerlation. (in game) 2.15 used for CS:GO Raw Input; 2.00 used in Quake Live

Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker Ultimate (LED touch screen is mind blowing; the apps are great - and basically doubles as a secondary monitor due to being able to browse the net, insta-click buttons to Facebook, twitter,gmail, youtube, media on your PC (Music or Movies), and the gaming profiles for CS GO, BF3, TF2 amongst a few others (very impressive CS GO app - allowing buy choiches at the swipe of a screen, rebuys, eco's, nade quick swaps) --- Also love this Game Integration App for the keyboard where you can select any area of a game that you'd want displayed on the screen for quick reference such as a mini-map (Very Helpful in CoH2 and RTS games in general, FPS games perfer not to use it - RPG's also fan-Fn tastic.... last note about this keyboard <3 - the Adobe Premier app is really intuitive which is what I use for my video editing - I used a Logitech G15 prior to this for a few years; and this keyboard blows my mind)

Surface: Func 1030 Competition Mousing Surface (Used since 2002) with a new Razer Kabuto on top (amazing combination)

Sponsored E-Sport Gamer from Team WNx - Kenneth "Wind" Spaziani

Thank You, I hope you guys can come up with some advice for me; along with a nice watercooling build for my case ^_^ - Thanks guys. SO MUCH!!

Edited by Zhuge - 7/11/13 at 4:17am
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I guess just let me know if this seems worth it to upgrade in my situation for the GPUs

or does one of the MSI gaming edition 780's and keeping one MSI 680 for PHySX seem ideal?
Edited by Zhuge - 7/11/13 at 3:49pm
post #3 of 5
in the words of Jeremy from Peep Show... "If it feels right, do it!"

the 780s are better than the 680s... not by a lot but they are. Therefore if you really have the money spare then why not. I'd highly recommend a 27+ inch monitor 2560x1440 or 2560x1600. I currently have a single 780 (EVGA SC with ACX cooler) and it handles 1440p gaming just fine with suitable high settings on the games I've tried so far.

If/when I go full on watercooling I'll be looking at this case.... http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-th10-case/ which can eat up 3-4 quad (480mm) radiators!
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 P9X79 PRO Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Samsung  Corsair Force 3 Samsung BD-ROM drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Full Copper block Phobia 150mm silver nickel reservior EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator 12x Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans on rads 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK D5 Vario X-top EK D5 Vario X-top Win 7 Pro x64 Dell U2713H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa ECGA SUperNova G2 1300W Caselabs TH10 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer eXactMat NI Komplete Audio NAD C320 Stereo Amplifier 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 d0 Asus rampage ii gene Asus GTX 480 Corsair xms3 ddr3 2000 c9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung 2.5" notebook drive Samsung DVD-R drive Noctua 120 
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Noctua 120 Noctua 140 Noctua 140 Win7 x64 pro 
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Mythbuntu 12.04.1 Panasonic 46" Plasma HDTV Apple Aluminium Keyboard  corsair hx650 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Fractal R1 Apple Mighty Mouse Sony STR-DH800 Amp via HDMI in 5.0 speaker conf... Mordaunt Short 905 Centre, 902 front and 904 re... 
Other
Xbox wireless controller dongle 
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core 2 quad q6600 Asus P5K-E XFX 9800 GT Geil DDR2 4x1GB @ 1066 MHz  
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I just purchased the Asus 24 inch 144hz 1ms due to the response time and the 144 =/ literally, got it earlier this week -sigh- I had the 27 in my cart; but i think it was 5? ms? - and I really really wanted to ensure I got the fastest / least amount of input lag and crisp picture. =/
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Well; I went ahead and got the SLI cards; along with Nvidia 3D Vsion 2.0 to upgrade 1.0 - and another SSD - I'll be selling SLI 680's by MSI oc;'d to 1350 core 33500 memory for 450-500 for the combo; in the original packaging; still in "Mint" condition sort of ordeal if anyone is interested.
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