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post #11 of 14
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I was also thinking of doing this might provided better value and a possibility of newer Hardware.


Sorry I forgot to mention that in the op. I will be watercooling them all. It will also be a first time water cooled build

If your watercooling them all, the 780 lightning would be a good choice, i'd only buy some of the hardware now if you get all the essentials, (so you can use it) otherwise you'd be best to wait, for big sales or price drops.
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No, no, and No.

Don't buy anything now, buy everything in one go when you're ready.


This ^, but narrowing down the options is always good, not to mention prices could change until then, so if you are not going to put the components in an existing rig, just bank the cash and buy in one shot.

I agree with the 780 option (In my personal experience, drivers/ multi GPUs performance is a bit better with nvidia ATM). But the new 9970 cards should be out in Sept/Oct so you can see how they compare against the green teams offerings.

At your res and surround requirements a bit more Vram will come in handy. There are a lot of threads/opinions on how much Vram is "Actually" needed but I think the consensus is that at 1440 surround, 3Gb + of Vram should be the range to start looking at.

Plus with the extra cash (compared against buying Titans) you could piece together a water loop for your system.
     
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oh man

the last time i checked was 2 months ago

just shows how much prices are dropping again
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Thanks for the suggestions. The best seems to be save the money and buy when I can build since my current system (rampage 3 gene) can only take 2 cards.
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