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My Gaming PC
by SkyMasamune
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AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.11Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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DontUSASme 6 points 15 months ago

That's arrogant as hell. You also aren't taking into account if he built this PC at an earlier date. The 680 is a capable card, and the 770 is only a couple FPS faster than the 680. They both use the same GK104 chip.

 
 
BiGUNMAN 1 point 15 months ago

Fact that its cheaper then 680 and better is my point

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

"re-branded." Would you buy an iPhone 4S if it's within margin with an iPhone 4 you already own?

 
 
BiGUNMAN 2 points 15 months ago

I wouldn't even buy an iPhone xD but my point is why did he buy the 680 if the 770 was a few weeks away (probably a few weeks ago be bought it if he posted it here) unless ofc he built this a while ago. Just as in your iPhone idea Would you rather wait a week and get a iphone4S for cheaper and its better of purchase a iphone4 witch is more expensive.

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Hell, I knew it was coming, but I didn't know either. I just go on YouTube and see if the embargo lifted :D

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DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Can make a difference in games like Crysis 3 or DayZ where those FPS can determine 30 or 60FPS.

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

in like 1 game

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Would you rather be better off with a 770 using the GK104 chip or the GK110 in 3+ years?

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

gk110

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Exactly.

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DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

That's what I'm getting when Haswell drops. GTX 780 with the ACX cooler.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

Excellent choice. That would be my choice if I had the cash for a single 780.

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Trying to fit in an 1800$ budget as well. Oh boy.

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

ha ha good luck

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks.

 
 
peaceoutbro123 1 point 13 months ago

I managed to fit it in a saved build of my for 1605 dollars, with a c70, i7 2600k, 8gb of ram, 1 ssd and one hdd. and a 900 watt psu for sli later down the road

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

lol You might be able to work in a Haswell i5. It will be hard though because the 780 is already nearly $700 of that budget lol. I think the Haswell i5 will be around $230. I think you can do it with quality components.

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

yea you can always add stuff later. Alot of people start out with like 16gb of ram on a gaming rig when they could have got a better gpu, etc

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, before I didn't think it was much of an issue because it was like $80 for 16 gigs of ram. So realistically they couldn't upgrade their gpu much with the additional $30. But now that ram is over $80-110 for 8 gigs... You get the idea. 16 gigs of ram cost as much as a mid range gpu now.

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

yep

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

That's the CPU I wanted. I can't really justify the 770. It's a GK104 (680) with almost identical performance. I don't really want to pay for "this year's" graphics card with last year's chip. The GK110 is amazing though.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, I know. My comment about the 770 not being worth it actually got downvoted. FML... I guess were just both idiots that actually know how to spend money and read benchmarks.

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

Pretty much, but hey, can't hate anybody if they're PC gamers!

 
 
Jimmy 2 points 15 months ago

Indeed. I still hate how much money they decide to waste thinking "oh man the 770 has a great price to performance ratio" when it really, it's literally only a couple frames faster than a 670 which is quite a bit cheaper. People who purchase the 770 are wasting their money. Like I said, only the 780 is worth it in that series so far. They might as well just get a 670 and overclock it rather than getting the 680 or 770. An overclocked 670 would probably pass them both.

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 15 months ago

+1 for that my friend!

 
 
peaceoutbro123 1 point 13 months ago

or get 2 760 and sli for gtx 780 performance according to elric from techoftommorow.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 13 months ago

The 760 wasn't out at the time of writing that comment. The 780 was brand new and the 770 came out on the very day of writing that comment.

 
 
peaceoutbro123 1 point 13 months ago

sorry, didn't pay attention to date.

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zyvox100 [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Sweet build bro! Great cable management. Like the push pull on your heat sync. The 4gb of VRAM will come in handy if you ever decide to go multi monitor or higher resolution.

 
 
SkyMasamune [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

thanks, ya i planning to get an additional monitor in a month or so.

 
 
Divdor [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Nice Build. Lots of good choices and the C&) looks great with this build. Game on!

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

what kind of desk is that and where did you get it?

 
 
SkyMasamune [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

its just an officemax corner desk i got years ago.

 
 
Ultimateugabuga 1 point 15 months ago

nice dude get rekt

 
 
ItsJxzza 1 point 15 months ago

Brilliant looking build!

 
 
SkyMasamune [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

thanks

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

i would have spent less on the card and gotten a 3570k

 
 
SkyMasamune [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I actually prefer amd, intel is better product, but i prefer amd for the price.

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

understandable

 
 
SkyMasamune [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

The reason I bought the 680 was because a friend of mine had bought it for a mini itx build 2 months ago and when he finally started to build the computer the card was too long for the case, so i bought the card off of him and he got a regular 680.

Also the cpu, cpu cooler, ssd, and cooler master fans were all given to me. The ram, monitor, psu, and hdd were from an older build.

 
 
Swish2000 1 point 11 months ago

Did you mod the window of the C70 for one that didn't have fan grilles?

 
 
SkyMasamune [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

yeah, i went to a local glass company and had them to make me a window.

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saw1833 [1 Build] 5 points 15 months ago

770 came out literally two or three days ago. in any case, he probably had all his parts ordered a week or two ago at the earliest. two weeks ago the 780 was JUST poking it's head out as well.

Give it a month or two and you'll see more 770s and 780s.

 
 
bgiunt4 4 points 15 months ago

came out yesterday :P Nice build

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Makes my point even more valid. :P

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, came out yesterday, but anyone who bought a 680 or a 670 in the past month is probably kicking themselves.

 
 
Fennrarr 1 point 15 months ago

That is what I am saying, the 700 series has been showing up for a couple months now, and it was fairly common knowledge that they were going ot be released around this time frame. :P

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

There is probably still another month or two before a person can really "choose" a 770 or 780, for the simple reason there are a LOT of different models from various board manufacturers sold out. I'm updating my build and planned to go all out with a 780 but the one I want is out of stock...

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

I like the ACX 780 best. Unless you are doing an SLI setup in which case I would definitely choose the reference cooler.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

And sadly on Newegg they are out of stock. ):

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

Is that the one you were looking at? Because for a single card solution I would go with that one any day unless I knew I would have future plans for SLI. GPU Boost 2.0 varies directly with temp targets so if you have a better cooler then you will be able to overclock quite a bit more.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

That was indeed the one I was looking at. Yeah I've been keeping up with the new GPU Boost stuff and the only way I'd go with a different card is if I were running a custom water loop, which I'd love to do, but is out of the budget.

 
 
Jimmy 2 points 15 months ago

Okay, if you didn't already know this the 780 uses the same waterblocks as the Titan. I know it's out of your budget but knowledge is power. The reason I would go with reference ones for SLI is because of the blower cooler. They dump the heat out of the back of the case rather than back in the case, all non-reference coolers dump the heat inside the case and some of it outside. Therefore if you get the ACX cooler and SLI they will practically cook each other.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Right but I plan to get just one card, air cooled. The cost of 1 780 is the cost to do a pretty nice custom loop so if I ever have the money for a second, I'd probably just setup a custom loop instead.

I kind of figured they used the same waterblock since they're very similar and have the same chip, but thanks for confirming that for me.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

Depends on the resolution for me, at 1440p it can put out 63 fps in BF3 which is the main game I play right now. But since I would stick with a 120hz 1080p screen most likely, one card might be enough to fill that requirement. I would probably have to disable AA to achieve 120 fps average though.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Using a 780?

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

No just considering doing a few major upgrades when I get the cash =P I just looked at the 780's benchmarks when I determined that the 780 is such a large jump from the 770 that the 770 seems pointless.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

That's what I was thinking. 770 seems alright, but I feel the 7950, 7970, 670, 770, 680 all fit in a really tight nit category, whereas the 780 and Titan stand in a higher category of their own. If i was buying a card other than the 780 I'd honestly be shooting for a 7970.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 15 months ago

Me too, the only reason I would consider a 670 over it is because of the lower power consumption or if I were to SLI/Crossfire. The 7970's offer better compute performance in crossfire than 670 SLI does but they also offer a much worse gaming experience because Crossfire still today, has awful microstutter. But for a single card solution I would chose the 7970 most likely.

 
 
AustinL_MVP 1 point 15 months ago

Cause the 780 is the only new things a 680 can reach 770 performance but i don't know why a 770 might just be a cheaper 680 that can be better than a 680 with a little OC

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

What do you mean? The 770 beats the 680 right off the shelf... for $100 less right now.

You can flash your 680's BIOS to the 770 BIOS though and bump it up a good deal.

 
 
AustinL_MVP 1 point 15 months ago

Ya what i meant to say but people still buy 680's even though you can buy 770's

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Ah. My misunderstanding. I'm one of those people kicking themselves for buying a 670 a month ago. Even if I paid significantly less than the 770, I would have splurged for that kind of power. :P