Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ggg6hfgb

Watercooled 780 Tis dual sli or R9 295x2 in CF for 4k gaming

Recommended Posts

The EVGA GTX 780 Ti Hydro Copper:http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=03G-P4-2889-KR

SAPPHIRE R9 295X2 8GB GDDR5 OC:http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1227&pid=2293&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

 

My planned $1200 water loop:

XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Special Edition Copper

Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480 Radiator(2 pieces)

Swiftech MCP655

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 780TI has one big flaw for long term 4K support, only 3GB of video memory.  With 3GB being used at 1440p in some games now I would rather have the 4GB AMD is offering unless you opt for one of the 6GB 780TIs instead (this is assuming they have made it to market, I haven't been looking but evga had been working on one)

 

PERSONALLY, I would go for option #3 2 x 290X cards and watercool those. Then you have OC headroom and cooling the 120mm rad of the 295x2 can't match, 4GB of video ram and less money spent. 

 

As a side note I don't see any reason to watercool your motherboard, modern chipsets run cool and the VRMs need minimal airflow to keep cool with the stock setup. It just introduces more restriction to the loop even if it does look cool. I'm far enough removed from custom watercooling these days to give much more opinions on that front.  Last custom loop I bothered with was back in the days of the early Core 2 Quads.  Still got most of the parts too :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×