I cant remember if I saw it somewhere in this thread but il ask in here anyway..
Decent places to buy laptops with no OS installed?
Get another one and put them on water for true baller status.As per our PM's mate.
For everyone else; good lord 780ti SLI is MONSTER. Incredible frame rates in everything. I'm able to inject awesome levels of antialiasing, which hugely improve image quality, and yet I'm unable to get any game to drop a single frame beyond what my eyes perceive as buttery smooth. FRAPS has verified this. I'm getting minimums of 80fps in situations where I'm purposely trying to break games, and frequently seeing a maxed 120fps (120hz monitor). Basically I'm a frame *****, and I'm over the moon with this setup, despite the system being an ageing i7 2600K. I don't benchmark these days though, so I'm not seeing any possible bottlenecks.
It's quite cool to note that such a system will be future proofed by the current consoles, and yet enable vastly superior image quality and frame rates for a very long time. I cannot imagine that my system will need more power for quite a few years to come. Not unless some games developer goes off the grid and makes something un-maxable. Like for example Crysis, as it was in its day. Good times ahead for consoles and PC.
Might as well use up a little bit of that money you had set aside for the Akrapovich...Get another one and put them on water for true baller status.
Hmmm, yeah. That's a problem alright. A few games now are seeing issues where high-end cards with 6GB VRAM are being exhausted with not so desirable results. Still, the 780's should be good for a while yet. New changes to API's and what not will help a little and PC ballers and high-rollers (i.e. peeps in this thread) might have to cut back on the antialiasing a bit when running at 3,387,567 x 1,875,309 pixel resolutions...Andy will concur though, I wouldn't go throwing around words like future proof...
How does this Step-up business work? I bought an EVGA 680 brand new about a year ago.Might as well use up a little bit of that money you had set aside for the Akrapovich...
Hmmm, yeah. That's a problem alright. A few games now are seeing issues where high-end cards with 6GB VRAM are being exhausted with not so desirable results. Still, the 780's should be good for a while yet. New changes to API's and what not will help a little and PC ballers and high-rollers (i.e. peeps in this thread) might have to cut back on the antialiasing a bit when running at 3,387,567 x 1,875,309 pixel resolutions...
Talking of 6GB cards, EVGA have just offered me a 'step-up' as part of their Step-Up (funnily enough) programme. Basically I can upgrade my card to a 6GB 780 for the difference in price between what I paid for mine new and the cost of the new 6GB card. The only problem is that I wouldn't get a SuperClocked one - just a 'standard' EVGA card based on nVidia reference.
Great purchase! I bought my Asus Rampage III Extreme back in 2010 and I'm still using it this very day. Superb motherboards imo.Treated myself to a new board to replace my EVGA that I've had no end of problems with.
Yes x79 is on its way out, but I have no plans to upgrade to x99, this machine should last a while yet!
Shame really as the EVGA is such a good looking board.
ASUS has been rock solid though. ran my proper memory timings + speed straight out of the box, something the EVGA couldn't do after 6 months and 8 different BIOS'.
Got 4.4GHz at 1.25v. Full 2400mhz RAM speeds. Stable (Hopefully!). Think ill leave it at that for now.Isn't 1.38v pretty high? Should be around 1.25 or so. I'd try 100x46 personally.
It should be a lot more straight forward, set the multiplier and away you go. Maybe the RAM speeds tbh, I remember reading that this gen of i7's aren't favorable to higher ram speeds, but maybe wrong.
They do these for the Black now as well...Bit late in the day for them IMO but hopefully this will be a new range for EK. CPU / Chipset / VRM cooling all rolled into one. Makes it much easier for routing tubing