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post #11 of 19
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Oh, and if budget allows, spurge for an SSD! It'll improve your life a great amount. biggrin.gif

Yeah, i forgot to mention that i already have a Samsung 830 120 GB SSD for the OS and 1 or 2 games:thumb:
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Depends really, do you think you might upgrade in the future? Upgrade as in SLI 780.
Personally, I would pick the SLI 760 because I know I'll never upgrade it. (I sell my computer each year, no time to upgrade)

Yeah, i don't think i'll upgrade either.. i'll just sell it and buy some new ones ^^

still, i don't know.. i have never tried Sli before and i hear about the SLi problems and drivers that arrive late and unplayable games in SLi.. i don't know if i'd like to experience those.. are those problems still common?thinking.gif

If you do experience problems in certain games, wouldn't you be able to play that game on a single card instead? A single 760 shouldn't have trouble playing games on a 1080p screen, 1440/1600p is a different matter though, might have to turn town some settings.
post #12 of 19
You can save some usd buying 2x 7950s instead of 760gtx's
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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post #13 of 19
If you're in the US the Z87 UD4H was and I think still is $50-60 on Amazon.
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If you're in the US the Z87 UD4H was and I think still is $50-60 on Amazon.
Thanks for the tip!

I was thinking, since I don't have a 1440p and after thinking about it I won't have one in the near future, should I just go with a 770? It should be enough to max anything at 1080 with 2x/4x AA right?

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Edited by captainvera - 8/8/13 at 7:28pm
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post #15 of 19
go with the 770, 780 or 7990... id probably go with one of the first two though
post #16 of 19
I would go either with a GTX 770 or 780 as opposed to 760 in SLI
Single card is often less problematic and allows you to add a 2nd one in the future when you get it for cheap thumb.gif
post #17 of 19
You can get two 7970's for the price of one GTX 780 now with huge discounts on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

$299.99 after rebate, so actually less than a decent 780. Flash the GPU with GHz Edition bios, and overclock extensively. Win/Win situation. If you are concerned you don't need that much power, a single overclocked 7970 will be more than enough for 1080p.
post #18 of 19
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You can get two 7970's for the price of one GTX 780 now with huge discounts on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

$299.99 after rebate, so actually less than a decent 780. Flash the GPU with GHz Edition bios, and overclock extensively. Win/Win situation. If you are concerned you don't need that much power, a single overclocked 7970 will be more than enough for 1080p.

Or 2x 7950s. $209 for a ref. MSI one.
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Or 2x 7950s. $209 for a ref. MSI one.

Problem is the reference MSI 7950's run incredible hot and have barely any overclocking headroom. Many are also voltage locked, which defeats the purpose of going with an AMD GPU.

Also, OP, noticed in your build you included 8GB of Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz memory for around $70. Right now at Newegg, you can get 2400MHz G.Skill Ares for $66.30

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