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post #21 of 24
That is the biggest misconception right now. A Radeon 7970 is NOT automatically better than a GTX 680 at 5760x1080/1200.
Here is a review of the GTX 680 at 5760x1200.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/10
As you can see, the average fps is always higher than the 7970 at 5760x1200.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/11
As you can see, the average fps in this case is also always higher than the 7970.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

That is the biggest misconception right now. A Radeon 7970 is NOT automatically better than a GTX 680 at 5760x1080/1200.
Here is a review of the GTX 680 at 5760x1200.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/10
As you can see, the average fps is always higher than the 7970 at 5760x1200.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/11
As you can see, the average fps in this case is also always higher than the 7970.

People used to always complan about running out of VRAM and that for 5760x1200 needed 3GB. I.E 3GB GTX580's, while I do realise that the reference GTX580 has 1.5GB of vRam and they can't really make a 2GB model. I thought that having the extra vRam would be better for that scenario.

I do realise that the GTX680 has more processing power.
 
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post #23 of 24
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I know this is the internet an everyone likes to short hand, however, the word would does not need to be spelled wud.
Another note, have you had to RMA anything with Asus? I mean maybe they dropped the ball on that RMA? I have had bad a experiance with Newegg shipping parts, do I tell everyone to stay away? No.
The Rampage IV series boards are great, do not listen to someone that does not even own one.

i wasnt saying Rampage 4 series are bad. Im just saying the Formula has practically all the same features as the Extreme version except 4 less DIMM slots. On your note that me saying asus has bad RMA service, ive seen asus screw up that Rampage 3 extreme from mrsparky. Another 6950 reference from asus had its holding brackets (i think thats wat its called) bent and screws missing in a good undamaged box. And plus ive read lots of people on the Rampage 4 owners club (or watever it is called) saying that their asus boards sometimes needed to be RMA multiple times before they get a good one.
    
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post #24 of 24
I would recommend a bit more thought into your storage. Once you start really getting into media, your requirements explode, and the speed of your storage also becomes more important. Here is my setup for a dedicated Photoshop/Lightroom/Premiere desktop:

1. Intel 80gb SSD - OS and programs. Bought a couple of years ago, I would get a 120gb today.
2. Samsung 512gb SSD - files I work on a lot
3. 2x 1 TB WD Black (Raid 0) - Files I work on less frequently. Scratch disk
4. 2 TB WD Green - Originally for backup, now for overflow
5. USB 3.0 container for bare HDD drives for backup. Stored off site, but YMMV.

Obviously when you buy, make sure everything is SATA 3, some of the older HDDs on Amazon etc are still SATA 2.

And if you are buying at the end of the summer, you will be in luck. Apparently an SSD price war is coming, and hopefully all the HDD plants will be back onstream in Thailand. No pun intended.

Also, dont skimp on a good quality mouse and keyboard.


Now if I could just figure out whether to get a 3930 or a 3770.
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