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Well I think its time to update the home rig, with new games coming out and the current Nvidia 900 series deal with The Division its time for a refresh!

 

So GFX card first. Included in the offer is from the 970 upwards. Whats peoples thoughts, is it worth jumping up to the 980ti. Looking at benching scores it looks to be around 50% more powerful, but what are peoples general thoughts.

 

Monitor next, and I don't know if to go g-sync of 144hz. I spotted the BenQ XL2720Z and even if it is a couple of years old, it looks to be a great monitor.

 

Then finally closed loop water cooling for my i7. Im in a BitFenix Prodigy case meaning its mini itx. Space for dual 10mm rad in the top so just wondered if anyone has had any luck with these type of things and if any specific brand choices are worth looking at here.

 

Thanks in advance for any direction

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I'd say to go the 980Ti, I'm finding "Rise of the Tomb Raider" runs better on a single 980Ti than SLi Titans @4k (original Titans, which the 970 is meant to be on par with).  Depending on the game the 980Ti is giving me roughly double the performance of the Titan/970.

 

I can't really advise on anything else as my own set of mismatched monitors is needing sorted out and although I have a Bitfenix Prodigy case I have the M variant for uATX which has a different internal layout from the ITX case.  I do have a corsair H80 which has worked really well for me.

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I have a Corsair H100i GTX closed loop cooler in mine and it's brilliant. It's quiet and keeps my OC'd Skylake cool, even under load. Looking at some of the rigs at the LAN I was glad to take this route instead of a massive air cooler. If you can fit one of these (or similar) into your case I'd do it.

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