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Go for GTX 770 SLI or save it?

post #1 of 9
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Hey Ho,

I got the uplifting news, that the RMA for my broken 770 went through and I´ll get a new one back.

So here is the question,

Should I go for 2 770s 2GB in SLI or not?

I know, that they only will use 2GB of RAM.

I have build a custom water loop and already integrated another 770.

Due to the fact, that there are no EK blocks for the Gigabyte cards, and I want another if I´ll go for SLI, I´ll have to sell it no matter what.

I also don´t intend to take out the already existing 770 and sell the waterblock etc and go for a bigger card like a 780.


The question is , should I sell the card and get another 770 to SLI them or just save the money?
I already accounted the money as lost, that´s why I´m thinking about it right now^^

I´m gaming on 1440p and I most likley won´t go for a multiscreen setup.
I have a 2nd screen, but that ist most of the time only for watching films while gaming and stuff. From time to time I run a 2nd game on it but nothing important. Might also hook that screen up to the mb grafic chip.

Thanks for the advice

Regards
post #2 of 9
2gb for 1440 is the safe limit (until games become more damanding)

I would just save the money and buy little maxwell. Or Pirate islands OR another choice is buy a 780gtx/r9 290 and keep them untill 2016 for Volta/amd equivalent
post #3 of 9
I cant speak for 1440P, but in surround 5760 x 1080, my 2gb 770s scaled well in Sli. If your not going to pull the other 770, sell both and upgrade, i would be tempted to throw another 770 in.
   
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I cant speak for 1440P, but in surround 5760 x 1080, my 2gb 770s scaled well in Sli. If your not going to pull the other 770, sell both and upgrade, i would be tempted to throw another 770 in.
for that resolution 2gb arent enough minimum 3gb.
post #5 of 9
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The problem with selling the 770 from my loop, is that the gurantee seals are broken when the cooler is removed.
I don´t now how well it will sell now
post #6 of 9
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for that resolution 2gb arent enough minimum 3gb.

I dont recall championing 2gb vram. As for my machine, it scaled quite nicely, regardless of whether it can use more vram or not.
   
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post #7 of 9
Make an appraisal in the appraisal su forum,and you can make a "want to sell"thread on hardwarecanucks marketplace forum,or here with or without waterblock
post #8 of 9
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Sadly you are only allowed to posts threads in the marketplace with +35rep.

And I´m from Germany so the number of potential buyers will be deminished
post #9 of 9
Then ebay or whichever german page oriented to used pc parts
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