Originally Posted by Anateus
Be strong, be patient
Finish building most of the case first. You really dont want to have 4 titans X when AMD strikes with 300 series.
Originally Posted by BazG
I agree here you have a long way to go i would wait on the gpu's don't get distracted. There are allot of new stuff coming over the next three months.
I’m trying... I’ll force myself to wait for the 300-series cards to be announced, but then I really do have to make up my mind because the GPU choice holds up everything else.
I could move doing the mock-up of the new motherboard cooler into Phase 2, and probably shift making the new front panel and some of the other minor case modifications forward in the schedule if I need to. However all the major internal case modifications (the new mounting plate especially) are completely bespoke to this layout. Therefore I have to be absolutely certain the cooling loop works and the designs are correct before any of the metalwork gets made - which means building a full testing rig, which means buying GPU waterblocks, which means choosing the GPUs.
I am very torn between the Titan X and the 390X (if its alleged specs are to be believed). The Titan X has the big 12GB memory capacity, plus more of the bugs will be worked out and a larger choice of waterblocks should be available because of the earlier release. It also has a nicer look and a much cooler name (though these are not strictly relevant). I understand that 390X appears to be significantly faster, have a lower power draw, and although it’s only supposed to be 8GB it will have this new high bandwidth memory rather than GDDR5. There is also the quietly nagging thought in the back of my mind about the Pascal
architecture cards that will appear a couple of years into the lifetime of this machine.
In short I’ve still got no idea what GPUs I’m going to choose, so all advice is very welcome.