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post #11 of 74
It will probably bottleneck it.

But at that res? Not that it'll matter at all.


Why would you fork $2000 in GPUs and then skimp $300 on the CPU? Just go for the darn 3930K!!
   
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post #12 of 74
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It will probably bottleneck it.
But at that res? Not that it'll matter at all.
Why would you fork $2000 in GPUs and then skimp $300 on the CPU? Just go for the darn 3930K!!

What people don't understand is that all I can afford is to splurge on graphics. If I spread my budget to other parts of the system, all I could afford was one 7970. if I get a 3930k, I'll be stuck with one *****ty 7970 on three screens, enjoying my games maxed out at 25 fps. Not ideal.
     
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You'll be just fine with the 3570K. Even a 2500K @ 4.7ghz like I'm sporting would do just fine with 3 7970s. I'm running 3 6970s atm with mine and I've yet to have a single issue. Granted 3 7970s will be about 40% faster, it should still be just fine. Sure you might be able to get 250fps vs 300fps in Team Fortress 2 @ 1080p, but who cares? lol
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What people don't understand is that all I can afford is to splurge on graphics. If I spread my budget to other parts of the system, all I could afford was one 7970. if I get a 3930k, I'll be stuck with one *****ty 7970 on three screens, enjoying my games maxed out at 25 fps. Not ideal.

Isn't there any game that a crossfire of HD7970 at 1300MHz couldn't max out?

You could spend that extra on the 6-core beast. That way if you later on purchased a third card, it wouldn't run half-arsed.


Not that the tri-fire'll run any bad on the 4-core Ivy, though.
   
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Now I'm curious if I should just sell the $1300 of parts I've already got for $400 and scratch this whole project, as the vibe I'm getting is in order to have three 7970s, you need a 3930k and a $600 watercooling setup. frown.gif
     
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Isn't there any game that a crossfire of HD7970 at 1300MHz couldn't max out?
You could spend that extra on the 6-core beast. That way if you later on purchased a third card, it wouldn't run half-arsed.
Not that the tri-fire'll run any bad on the 4-core Ivy, though.

I'm thinking about the future. If I get three, hopefully I won't need to upgrade for 4 years or so. I get two, that's a different story. It seems to me playing on three monitors will obsolete a system faster. What I might do is get a 3820 + a 3-way CF board on X79 as it's about the same price as going with a 3570k + a high-end GEN3 AsRock board.
     
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4 words: Speakers worth a damn biggrin.gif (But I have nice headphones as well) But to agree with the above, I HIGHLY doubt they would bottleneck.

$5000 professional audio equipment in my room, got it from a friend that did professional audio engineering when he moved, lol.
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$5000 professional audio equipment in my room, got it from a friend that did professional audio engineering when he moved, lol.

Lucky... I'll probably just get a Logitech 5.1 system thumb.gif
     
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Lol at the CPU and GPU and cant get more then $25 Cooler? Its a matter of MB if it will run properly with 3 cards. If 3570K bottlenecks those GPUs you are out of luck because there is nothing faster.
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

Now I'm curious if I should just sell the $1300 of parts I've already got for $400 and scratch this whole project, as the vibe I'm getting is in order to have three 7970s, you need a 3930k and a $600 watercooling setup. frown.gif

Go with the better chip and add in cards as you make more cash.
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