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**EDIT**

The GTX Titan has already hit the shelves and is sold out almost everywhere. Would it be worth it to invest in two of these cards rather than two GTX 780 TIs? The main thing that looks appealing is the 6GB of VRAM. I haven't found any credible benchmarks online yet to see how it's performing.

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Unless you're going to use it for different professional rendering/calculating items, get the 780 Ti.
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Unless you're going to use it for different professional rendering/calculating items, get the 780 Ti.

Fair enough; just though I would throw the idea out there and see what people thought. I should be ordering the bulk of my build within two weeks. I'll probably buy from both Newegg and Amazon.
I think I've made some minor changes to my cart; Ill go ahead and update my OP soon. And then ask for final thoughts before I pull the trigger.
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Just checked back in on newegg... The Asus direct CU 290x is $649. Wow just 4 weeks ago it was roughly $849.00. Is this an indication that new cards are coming, or are the AMD cards just coming down to a more reasonable price?
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Just checked back in on newegg... The Asus direct CU 290x is $649. Wow just 4 weeks ago it was roughly $849.00. Is this an indication that new cards are coming, or are the AMD cards just coming down to a more reasonable price?

The 780 Ti is still a more efficient/faster card than a 290x. However, that is a step in the right direction.
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Phase 1 - Component Selection | 3/2/14 UPDATE

So, I've made just a few changes since my last update, and I'm closing in on my 3/17/14 purchase date.

I've changed out my PSU to the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 since it's cheaper than the Corsair 1200i I had and has a higher wattage capacity.

I've also added another ASUS GTX 780 TI Direct CUI to the mix - I figured I might as well DO IT BIG.

My question here though, is should I consider water cooling my GPUs with the amount of heat they could potentially be producing? And if so, I'm going to need some hand holding because I've never ventured into this realm happysmiley.gif


**UPDATE**
If I need to change the GPU to something that would interface better with a water cooling solution, I wouldn't have any issues. So for example, if the EVGA 780 ti superclocked edition would interface better with water cooling, I would have no problem using that card.
Edited by Oklahomie - 3/2/14 at 1:21pm
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Only change I would make is your memory. If you get the 32Gb 4x8, it's latency is 10 and it's $40 cheaper.
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Only change I would make is your memory. If you get the 32Gb 4x8, it's latency is 10 and it's $40 cheaper.

Awesome, Yeah I can easily do that. I wasn't sure if utilizing all 8 memory slots was necessary or not.

Again though, I'd be more than happy to water cool the GPUs, I'm honestly just a little nervous. I might end up creating a thread over in the Nvidia cooling section and reference this thread.
post #128 of 132
I've never water cooled before but I would definitely do the GPUs.
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OKC -

You've gotten a lot of good advice so far ... love this forum for that reason. So, I won't opine on the choice of this component or that fan.

I do, however, want to offer another aspect to consider: building something to call your own and be proud to use it every day. In the end, you are the only one that will be using the computer ... no one on this forum will ever use it. Therefore, if you want to maximize your daily 'feel good vibes,' make sure that the end product reflects YOUR taste, style, and creativity.

Most of the suggestions offered here are certainly useful, but I hope that, in the end, you make decisions that will maximize your enjoyment of your new rig for years to come. If that means swapping out a black 1866 MHz memory set for a red 1600 MHz set - do it! You are spending way too much time and cash not to have what YOU want and what YOU will use and brag about. thumb.gif

Cheers,

Big

P.S. Your rig so far is amazing ... good luck with the build.
post #130 of 132
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OKC -

You've gotten a lot of good advice so far ... love this forum for that reason. So, I won't opine on the choice of this component or that fan.

I do, however, want to offer another aspect to consider: building something to call your own and be proud to use it every day. In the end, you are the only one that will be using the computer ... no one on this forum will ever use it. Therefore, if you want to maximize your daily 'feel good vibes,' make sure that the end product reflects YOUR taste, style, and creativity.

Most of the suggestions offered here are certainly useful, but I hope that, in the end, you make decisions that will maximize your enjoyment of your new rig for years to come. If that means swapping out a black 1866 MHz memory set for a red 1600 MHz set - do it! You are spending way too much time and cash not to have what YOU want and what YOU will use and brag about. thumb.gif

Cheers,

Big

P.S. Your rig so far is amazing ... good luck with the build.

Big,

I like where you are coming from there. I have received AwEsOmE feedback thus far and am very appreciative. But you are right, in the end, i have to be satisfied with it. And I'll make sure that happens biggrin.gif




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