What's ur budget? If u can afford it, then definitely get the SM5
... I also have my own question... Since this has just become a discussion thread anyways, I won't feel bad
I will be getting between 2 and 4 7970s... The question is would I get reference cards, or ASUS DC IIs?
- These cards wil be watercooled and I will not use any nickel played blocks (and prefer copper blocks)
- I am currently using 3 monitors and would like the option to expand to 3x 1440 monitors (on the off chance I do)
- block must go well with the rest of my system (ram, CPU and xpower ii blocks by XSPC)
My concern with these is the connection of the blocks. The rest of my system will be tubeless using crystal links and fittings, so I am concerened about how neat these blocks will look while connected with crstal links (since the EK 7970 DC II blocks only have threads for conectors on one side of the block). The benefit is that it has outputs that actualy make sence (mainly the 4x display ports). My thought of how to conect them was to use 90 degrees fittings off ofthe blocks into t connectors and parallel them with crystal thinks from there (I don't want to use the ek bridge because I will be running collected violent and would like to be able to see it)
The blocks on these I have a lot more variety to choose from and can definitely connect them nicely. The down side is that they have the retarded outputs.
What do you guys think I should go with? I'm worked about the looks of the DC IIs while paralleled with crystal links, and the conectivity of the reference cards on the off chance I go with 3x 1440 monitors