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Was just looking at a single 770

770 =/= 7970Ghz

 

Im running two 7970s overclocked to Ghz specs and a 1440p monitor.

 

I have my settings at medium for Metro LL & Metro 2033. Otherwise I get framerates that are unplayable (Note, I consider 30fps unplayable).

 

SLI GTX 780s or Titans are required to play games such as Metro at max settings with a 1440p monitor. I haven't tried Crysis 2 or 3 yet.


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770 =/= 7970Ghz

Im running two 7970s overclocked to Ghz specs and a 1440p monitor.

I have my settings at medium for Metro LL & Metro 2033. Otherwise I get framerates that are unplayable (Note, I consider 30fps unplayable).

SLI GTX 780s or Titans are required to play games such as Metro at max settings with a 1440p monitor. I haven't tried Crysis 2 or 3 yet.

This...

I run 2 x 7970, clocked at 1150/1550, on a 1440P 120Hz display.....

Certain games I can keep my 120(ish) FPS, maybe dropping towards 100, but other games it struggles to keep a solid 60 FPS.

Something to consider in 1440P gaming is that you are driving a little over 80% more pixels than at 1080P. It is a ton of work on the GPU to run at this resolution, or higher.
    
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I will just be playing battlefield, wow and starcraft 2 atm but in thr next few months when uni finishes I will want to play something a bit more intense.

what if I get a single 780 now and then I can buy another one in a few months when I need it?
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I will just be playing battlefield, wow and starcraft 2 atm but in thr next few months when uni finishes I will want to play something a bit more intense.

what if I get a single 780 now and then I can buy another one in a few months when I need it?

Well at this point your entire build idea and budget is just completely overkill, and you can accomplish the same thing for far less......

Just add a case to this; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OMiM - This comes in $400 to $900 under your budget, and would be a beast mode of a system.

Another option would be to wait until the end of this month when the new AMD R9 290X video card launches, looks to be at the same cost as the 780, but will be faster (close to Titan). We should know for sure in just a few days.
    
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what if I get a single 780 now and then I can buy another one in a few months when I need it?

That's what I'd recommend. You'll be able to figure out whether or not you REALLY want that other 780.

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Well at this point your entire build idea and budget is just completely overkill, and you can accomplish the same thing for far less......

Just add a case to this; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OMiM - This comes in $400 to $900 under your budget, and would be a beast mode of a system.

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I agree it is overkill for now but when the uni semester finishes I will have 3 months to play alot more games and use it alot more.
I dont want to rebuild once I need it. I would rather just hsve it ready to go with the exception of the second GPU and buy that if I needed to.
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I agree it is overkill for now but when the uni semester finishes I will have 3 months to play alot more games and use it alot more.
I dont want to rebuild once I need it. I would rather just hsve it ready to go with the exception of the second GPU and buy that if I needed to.

You aren't going to see much gaming performance difference between an 8350 and 4770K, Crysis it is something around 6 FPS with everything on the lowest of settings, and between 2 and 4 or so with everything up high. The 3930K might give you a few extra on top of that.
    
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You aren't going to see much gaming performance difference between an 8350 and 4770K, Crysis it is something around 6 FPS with everything on the lowest of settings, and between 2 and 4 or so with everything up high. The 3930K might give you a few extra on top of that.
yea the 8350 is 185 at newegg atm and the 8320 is 145$ everywhere else. I'd go with that and search for a sabertooth 990 rev2 or 3 and wait out and see what 290(x) can do for pricing at the least. Although SC2 will benifit from the 4770k a decent amount.
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