Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2
Uh.. ok? I have a Yamakasi Catleap Q270LED. S-IPS, 2560x1440, 6ms* GTG, 60Hz but can be overclocked.
lol overclocked monitor - that's a new one. At least for an LCD. Anyways, at 60 hz (which is what I figured), your field rate will make those 200-300-400 fps values worthless (even on a 120hz display it makes them worthless). Simple mechanics. So don't worry about fps minimums over 60.
Also CF and SLI do make a difference. I know you know more than me but I know for a fact running two cards parallel is better than one.
Look up Amdahl's Law. It makes a difference iff the application can lend itself to being spawned out and there isn't a stability issue, but if you have frame dependent data or other issues with AFR/SFR and can't run ASMP, you will take a huge hit. At absolute best in a perfect world scenario, you'll realize like 70% per core (and this seems to translate up to four, which is the top of the mark for FSR-MP setups, bigger systems go to OOR and usually SCREAM (but you'll spend a quarter million bucks and it'll need a 480V line - oh yeah and it won't do Direct3D, that's another minor detail), which is commendable, but if you already get 100+ FPS (which you do), it doesn't matter. Even if you could see it (which you can't), your monitor can't put it up. So there's that.
To give you a giggly real-world example - I can put up Halo at ~400 FPS with three GPUs, but seriously who the hell cares? It stops being "more good" at 60 FPS stable, and I can do that with a single chip on 1/4th the power with less than half the noise - so why spend the extra bread? Same idea applies everywhere else. And 32XFSAA runs like hammered hell on everything; fun to watch on an XHD and all, but when you're tapping out like 900-1000W from the wall for 31 FPS and choppy gameplay, blech.
Also everything is under water so noise and heat doesn't really matter. My pump is a D5 or Alphacool VPP655 that maxes at 1500 lph so cooling doesn't matter. I have 1 GPU and 1 CPU hooked up to a 420 rad (30 FPI) at the moment which I plan on adding another 7970 on CF. Even that heat isn't a problem. I have a 750w Gold 80 Plus so power requirement is almost nulled as I maybe only pull 550w atm. My board is a Z77-GD65 so that isn't a problem but I am thinking of getting the Sniper 3 and moving this mobo to another PC.
You don't wanna run an SMPS at 80% or higher - that's inefficient (I don't care about badges), for what you're describing you want a bigger PSU. Especially with the overclocking.
But saying SLI and CF is minimal is quite odd to me. I've seen the benchmarks and test showing the difference in FPS with full AA16, VSync and more turned on. I also have a 120GB Mushkin SSD that I plan on buying another and running it in Raid 0. With that sniper I can get an mSSD for my OS and make my two SSD completely gaming oriented along with GIMP for GFX editing.
Here's the thing:
Vsync will lock your FPS to field rate (which is what you want at the end of the day but we don't care for the purposes of this discussion). The other stuff, meh, AF has been relatively free for about a decade, and AA is nice but with most titles thanks to ye olde RSX, you have no real need for that much power. And in a year or two when Microsoft gets up and does something, we'll be dumping all of this gear in a sinkhole and burying it because it'll instantly go outmode. SLI and CF *are* minimal for real-world applications because you either gain performance you don't need or can't realize, or you spend money to try and run something you can't run.
I would...not do SSDs in RAID0 with any data you remotely care about (I wouldn't use RAID0 for any data you care about at all actually - it should not have the R in the name).
If you haven't heard of my monitor it's no surprise. I bought mine back in Feb. about 2 weeks after they released to the states. Here is a good review http://www.themardukreport.com/review-yamakasi-catleap-q270/
but I recommend the thread on OCN that has well over 7000 post now. (Not that post count matters) I think I was like the 30th person on OCN to buy one and I want to buy 2 more before they jack the prices up on it.
Anyways yeah. Back to sound cards or more on computers?
Flip a coin between Recon and Titanium.
Edit: Sorry! GTG is 6ms not 5ms. I love the damn thing but the stock stand is not worth a damn! I hear you can buy a aftermarket stand but I haven't bothered looking.
And I'll lay you odds that said GTG spec is still faked (they ALL lie, it's not against a given product). Try this out:
You'd need three, but it'll give you the most adjustment, and you can get the height right.
This is prettier:
This is fancier:
(but will only do two monitors at that size)
I'd probably go with the first option. Things should be cheap.Edited by obobskivich - 8/15/12 at 10:05pm