Is an Intel i7 - 860 processor good enough to run a Nvidia GTX 780
Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:16 PM
Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:21 AM
Your present CPU is a solid performer and will work well with a GTX 780 under most circumstances, there are other things that need to be taken into consideration though and these include what will be the main use of the computer, what are the Ram specifications (low spec Ram will cause a bottleneck) is the present 750W PSU a quality brand that has a minimum of 42 amps on the +12V rail and last but not least will it fit inside your case and be free of any obstructions on the MB such as heatsinks or cooling fans that you may have, we can help you with checking out all of the above if you like.
Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:54 PM
Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 23 December 2013 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:08 AM
GTX 560TI Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Length 9 inches, (limited edition version) is 10.5"
Height 4.376 inches (111 mm) 4.376 inches (111 mm)
Width Dual-slot Dual-slot
Dimensions from Amazon USA for the GTX 780
Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 9.5 x 2.9 inches ; 3 pounds
Dimensions from Amazon UK for the GTX 780
32.8 x 24.4 x 7.4 cm
Both Amazon dimensions are confusing and should not be used for guidance, this is the reason why I suggest that you do the physical check and be 100% certain you have the required space before ordering.
Let us know your measurements when you are ready please.
You are welcome btw
Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:44 PM
Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 24 December 2013 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 25 December 2013 - 03:34 AM
Incidentally I noticed that the GTX 780 SC that cannot be further overclocked has better feedback ratings than the faster versions of the card that can be overclocked, example reviews here
Posted 25 December 2013 - 12:55 PM
Posted 25 December 2013 - 01:26 PM
The other two cards btw are not that much faster at stock speeds + they are more expensive, another two good reasons to stay with your intended card.
Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 25 December 2013 - 03:53 PM
If your case has some space behind the MB, see if you cane route some of those cables to give you a cleaner passage for airflow.
Posted 25 December 2013 - 04:09 PM
We will be here should you have any further questions and look forward to hearing from you when you have the card up and running.
Thanks for the additional input iammykyl
Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:27 PM
No worries about the delay we understand that you may be busy and hope that the surgery went well
I am pleased to hear that you are happy with the new card and it`s performance
All you can do is keep a check on the temps in the case when you have the computer under load such as gaming etc, one option that you have that could aid the internal cooling is a PCI cooling fan such as the example here
RE the USB card, same answer as above in that adding the type of fan that I linked to will help with the cooling.
Squished cables are not very good but, if the computer is working ok then I would leave well alone as by trying to lay them flat you may inadvertently damage them, do keep in mind for the future though when you remove the add on video card for cleaning out the case or whatever that you look for a better way of organizing the cables.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:15 PM
edit: Also, despite my card working perfectly yesterday on ultra settings I'm getting some major frame rate drops on the Singapore level of BF4, even on medium settings. Is there any software that can help me diagnose what the problem is?
Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 31 December 2013 - 02:33 PM.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:15 PM
The card is only an example of what is available and there are plenty of others to choose from at Newegg, see here
For anything related to frame rates and FRAPS I will leave you in the more capable hands of iammykyl
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