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With these new "old" drivers, Pushed to 1280 on the core. Crysis 2 stable, no artifacts. But crysis and warhead, little stars flash. Think I need to put under water. Don't think I will bother with a 2nd card. Always wanted to max crysis, always reason I used to xfire. This 1 card just eats everything up.

I never thought I would say it, but at 1920x1200, xfire HD7970s are overkill for now.
For reference last 5 builds I have had were multi gpu builds, ati and nvidia.
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With these new "old" drivers, Pushed to 1280 on the core. Crysis 2 stable, no artifacts. But crysis and warhead, little stars flash. Think I need to put under water. Don't think I will bother with a 2nd card. Always wanted to max crysis, always reason I used to xfire. This 1 card just eats everything up.
I never thought I would say it, but at 1920x1200, xfire HD7970s are overkill for now.
For reference last 5 builds I have had were multi gpu builds, ati and nvidia.

The only way that I would say it wasn't overkill on 1920 resolution is if you have a 120hz monitor and are trying to sync your frames to 120fps. Other than that, I think you're right. I am installing my EK block and 7970 tonight. I hope I get a decent overclocker.
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The only way that I would say it wasn't overkill on 1920 resolution is if you have a 120hz monitor and are trying to sync your frames to 120fps. Other than that, I think you're right. I am installing my EK block and 7970 tonight. I hope I get a decent overclocker.

Oh nice, post all the results you can please. I ordered an XSPC RX360 kit and an EK Full cover 7970 block, hopefully here by friday.
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Oh nice, post all the results you can please. I ordered an XSPC RX360 kit and an EK Full cover 7970 block, hopefully here by friday.

Oh wow, nice! Will this be your first water loop you've done? Prepare to get sucked in to a whole new addiction! Really, once you get over the fear of a water loop and see the kinds of temps you achieve there is no going back. My 1025 core 5870's have been running on water @40c max @1.3 volts for a year and a half. You're gonna love it! I will hopefully have everything connected tonight after work and be able to push some initial clocks. Any tips for me just starting out with the 7970 (powertune +20%/trixx/Afterburner) etc.
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Oh nice, post all the results you can please. I ordered an XSPC RX360 kit and an EK Full cover 7970 block, hopefully here by friday.

Enjoy the Rasa kit, I have the same one. It's fantastic. If you have any questions on it, let me know!
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Oh wow, nice! Will this be your first water loop you've done? Prepare to get sucked in to a whole new addiction! Really, once you get over the fear of a water loop and see the kinds of temps you achieve there is no going back. My 1025 core 5870's have been running on water @40c max @1.3 volts for a year and a half. You're gonna love it! I will hopefully have everything connected tonight after work and be able to push some initial clocks. Any tips for me just starting out with the 7970 (powertune +20%/trixx/Afterburner) etc.

This, prepare for a new obsession.
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With these new "old" drivers, Pushed to 1280 on the core. Crysis 2 stable, no artifacts. But crysis and warhead, little stars flash. Think I need to put under water. Don't think I will bother with a 2nd card. Always wanted to max crysis, always reason I used to xfire. This 1 card just eats everything up.
I never thought I would say it, but at 1920x1200, xfire HD7970s are overkill for now.
For reference last 5 builds I have had were multi gpu builds, ati and nvidia.

Wow. That is a huge overclock. Once I get my HD 5970 underwater with a ton of rads, i'm going to try and push past 1000MHz
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Oh wow, nice! Will this be your first water loop you've done? Prepare to get sucked in to a whole new addiction! Really, once you get over the fear of a water loop and see the kinds of temps you achieve there is no going back. My 1025 core 5870's have been running on water @40c max @1.3 volts for a year and a half. You're gonna love it! I will hopefully have everything connected tonight after work and be able to push some initial clocks. Any tips for me just starting out with the 7970 (powertune +20%/trixx/Afterburner) etc.

Yeah first time for me.
Tip 1: Don't assume that benchmarks will find the stable clock. I would say in the following order (1st being the hardest to get stable in) which stress the card the most. Also crashes are rare, have to watch out for small artifacts.

1:Crysis/Warhead-Stable in these you are sitting pretty.
2:Crysis 2-Toughest DX11-Artifacts like hell and crashes, so it will be clear if ok or not.
3:Unigine-You can be stable in this and crysis 2 will make you think again.
4:Vangate Xtreme-Simialr to Warhead as in you will see tiny flashes if oc is unstable.
5:BF3,3D06,3D11- I found even the wildest overclock would fly through playing these, waste of time imo.

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Enjoy the Rasa kit, I have the same one. It's fantastic. If you have any questions on it, let me know!

Thanks man, it's here on Friday. I am sure I will have questions, like,"what do I do if the loop has leaked all over my 2500k,ram,mobo and HD7970 and there was a large bang and there i now smoke coming out of the case.
Should I wipe it with a cloth?"

Hopefully not anyway.
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Thanks man, it's here on Friday. I am sure I will have questions, like,"what do I do if the loop has leaked all over my 2500k,ram,mobo and HD7970 and there was a large bang and there i now smoke coming out of the case.
Should I wipe it with a cloth?"
Hopefully not anyway.

If your computer is off, then you should let it dry for a few days, it should be fine. But if it is on, there is a 80% chance you will have to have it replaced.
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If your computer is off, then you should let it dry for a few days, it should be fine. But if it is on, there is a 80% chance you will have to have it replaced.

lol thanks, but it was not a serious question.

Nice of you to reply though.thumb.gif
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