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He means microstutter due to SLI. In any situation, if you're starting from nothing, getting 1x card is better than 2x SLI/Xfire if the performance is very similar.

Only time I'd recommend getting 2x sli is if he already had 1. Otherwise, it's a nobrainer to get a 7970.
    
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Updated the information, and decided to get a 7970!
Which one would be good for dual monitors?
Thanks, Guw94 x
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A 3960X is a total waste of money (over other CPUs). Go for a 3930k, if not just a 2600k/2700k.

Also, don't go straight into an SLI setup with mid-high-end cards. SLI should never be your first option unless the cards in question are already top of line. You have plenty of room in your budget for at least one 7970. You'll want 2 to take full advantage of a multi-monitor setup.
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Updated the information, and decided to get a 7970!
Which one would be good for dual monitors?
Thanks, Guw94 x
Most of the 7970s out now are reference models. Gigabyte Windforce and Asus Dc2 are non-ref. Both are pretty decent, but DC2 needs 3 slots, so it may limit your ability to Crossfire later, depending on which mobo you get.

Otherwise, all of them will work. Just make sure your monitors have the ports (for ex, if they only have DVI connectors, youll need a card with 2 DVI connectors or to get a separate cable. Windforce only comes with 1 DVI connector)
    
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Most of the 7970s out now are reference models. Gigabyte Windforce and Asus Dc2 are non-ref. Both are pretty decent, but DC2 needs 3 slots, so it may limit your ability to Crossfire later, depending on which mobo you get.
Otherwise, all of them will work. Just make sure your monitors have the ports (for ex, if they only have DVI connectors, youll need a card with 2 DVI connectors or to get a separate cable. Windforce only comes with 1 DVI connector)

Reference or not, some come in at very good prices. I remember seeing somewhere an AMD-branded 7970 for less than a 7950. Checking 7950 pricing on eBuyer, the cheapest is £339.98. I am certain that I saw an AMD-branded 7970 for £333.38, so it may be worth searching around.
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I think I'm in love with the 7970 DC2 and it looks like I might buy 2 of them!;D
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Make sure your mobo can support them. DC2 takes 3 slots.
    
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Guys what do you think to the following choices?

1st Harddrive (SSD)
- 120GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III - 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
- £110.54

CPU
- Intel CPU Core i7 3930K (C2) Enthusiast Unlocked Six Core Socket 2011 Processor
- £449

Graphics Card
- Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 AMD/ATI Graphics Card - 3GB
- £431.25
Should I get two of these Graphics Card as I want to hae dual monitors?[/B]

I still need help picking out a Processor Cooler and a Keyboard! Any ideas on these would be grateful x
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Go with a Force GT for the synchronous memory (much faster with incompressible data).
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The Corsair Force GT has a Read speed of 555MB/s and a Write speed of 505MB/s. Were as the Corsair Force 3 has a Read speed of 550MB/s and a Write Speed of 510MB/s. Which one is better? Would the Read speed be better then the Write speed?
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