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770 with larger ssd or 780 with smaller ssd?

#11glory of power metal(Topic Creator)Posted 2/24/2014 12:32:21 PM
Looks like I have a 780 in my immediate future - thanks!
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#12The_Count_FooPosted 2/24/2014 1:24:26 PM
770 2GB model and the 240GB SSD. SSDs are awesome, I do a lot of photo editing and it's really nice to have programs like Photoshop cs5 open almost instantly and all your projects open in a matter of seconds.
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#13DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/24/2014 1:44:18 PM
glory of power metal posted...
Looks like I have a 780 in my immediate future - thanks!


I'd really suggest getting a larger SSD anyway. 64GB is pretty awkward.
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#14Games_AnalystPosted 2/24/2014 2:31:49 PM
What resolution do you game at? GTX 770 will handle 90% of the games out there maxed out. GTX 780 will be overkill at 1080 for most games you're going to play.

If you have the extra cash they are nice to get, but I'd invest in a larger SSD or save the money and upgrade again in a couple years. Then the maxwell chips will be out and likely whatever mid range card is out ($300 or so) in 2 years will blow the 780 out of the water.
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#15BogePosted 2/24/2014 4:08:11 PM
I'd go with a 780 and maybe consider not buying an SSD for another month or so until you have enough for a bigger SSD.
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#16BogePosted 2/24/2014 4:09:58 PM
Games_Analyst posted...
What resolution do you game at? GTX 770 will handle 90% of the games out there maxed out. GTX 780 will be overkill at 1080 for most games you're going to play.


Maybe today, but not tomorrow.
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#17glory of power metal(Topic Creator)Posted 2/24/2014 6:21:15 PM
The_Count_Foo posted...
770 2GB model and the 240GB SSD. SSDs are awesome, I do a lot of photo editing and it's really nice to have programs like Photoshop cs5 open almost instantly and all your projects open in a matter of seconds.


The concern there is like I said, I work mostly off of 5400 rpm LaCie drives on a usb 3 connection, and really the 20-30 seconds it takes for projects to load isn't a major concern for me. The 4 hours it takes to render out and compress a color treated video is.

Boge posted...
Games_Analyst posted...
What resolution do you game at? GTX 770 will handle 90% of the games out there maxed out. GTX 780 will be overkill at 1080 for most games you're going to play.


Maybe today, but not tomorrow.


That's what I was thinking. If I spend $500 on it, I want it to comfortably last 5 years.
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#18Joy_APosted 2/24/2014 6:48:32 PM
glory of power metal posted...
The_Count_Foo posted...
770 2GB model and the 240GB SSD. SSDs are awesome, I do a lot of photo editing and it's really nice to have programs like Photoshop cs5 open almost instantly and all your projects open in a matter of seconds.


The concern there is like I said, I work mostly off of 5400 rpm LaCie drives on a usb 3 connection, and really the 20-30 seconds it takes for projects to load isn't a major concern for me. The 4 hours it takes to render out and compress a color treated video is.

Boge posted...
Games_Analyst posted...
What resolution do you game at? GTX 770 will handle 90% of the games out there maxed out. GTX 780 will be overkill at 1080 for most games you're going to play.


Maybe today, but not tomorrow.


That's what I was thinking. If I spend $500 on it, I want it to comfortably last 5 years.


If thats the case go for the GTX 780, a 128GB SSD and see if you can push a 1TB + 8GB SSHD Seagate Hybrid with your budget. Might cost another $50-100 more but that should last you...
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#19Games_AnalystPosted 2/24/2014 7:20:14 PM
5 years? I think that's an unrealistic expectation. No card is going to reliably last 5 years.

My plan (just recently bought the GTX 770 and sold my GTX 570 - net overall cost to me, $200) is wait for the 800 series which is going to have the VRAM necessary to play next gen games (early reports saying 8 GB VRAM, nearly 3x as much as the 780). Titanfall is already requiring 3GB, what does that mean in a year or two?

Go for the 780 by all means. It's a great card. I'd rather have a card to tie me over for early next gen and get another card in a year once the 800 prices have settled a bit. Maxwell architecture will mean lower temps (better OC'ing and the 290X Radeon line runs so hot atm) and less power consumption (hooray for SLI/PSUs)...

The 780 will not last 5 years let alone 2. That card will still run games well 2-3 years down the road but not at max settings. You already need a 780 SLI setup to run BF4 and upcoming titles at 1440 max..... you think it's really gonna handle that in 2 years? The big limiting fact with higher resolutions is VRAM and while the GTX 780 definitely has the power to utilize all 3GB effectively, it'll eventually bottle cap.

Up to you! If you have the extra $200 and it's no big deal, go for a GTX 780. If you can run games already at decently high settings I'd just wait till Q3/Q4 (likely Q4, they are having some issues with the chips) for the 800 series. I KIND of regret my GTX 770 purchase but $200 for a year? Eh I'll take it.
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#20Games_AnalystPosted 2/24/2014 7:24:56 PM(edited)
Joy_A posted...
glory of power metal posted...
The_Count_Foo posted...
770 2GB model and the 240GB SSD. SSDs are awesome, I do a lot of photo editing and it's really nice to have programs like Photoshop cs5 open almost instantly and all your projects open in a matter of seconds.


The concern there is like I said, I work mostly off of 5400 rpm LaCie drives on a usb 3 connection, and really the 20-30 seconds it takes for projects to load isn't a major concern for me. The 4 hours it takes to render out and compress a color treated video is.

Boge posted...
Games_Analyst posted...
What resolution do you game at? GTX 770 will handle 90% of the games out there maxed out. GTX 780 will be overkill at 1080 for most games you're going to play.


Maybe today, but not tomorrow.


That's what I was thinking. If I spend $500 on it, I want it to comfortably last 5 years.


If thats the case go for the GTX 780, a 128GB SSD and see if you can push a 1TB + 8GB SSHD Seagate Hybrid with your budget. Might cost another $50-100 more but that should last you...


And shame on you for bolding 'I want it to last 5 years' and recommending a GTX 780. That card will not reliably last 5 years with how games are scaling VRAM. Even then, no card available at the moment will last 5 years if he's going to 1440. That and 4K are the future of gaming and that's exactly why Nvidia's next line is bumping up VRAM so much. Right now is a HORRIBLE time to be buying GPUs and you're recommending him one of the more expensive ones.
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