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For single monitor solutions, a single card will be fine. Unless you are planning on 120Hz, then you will want a dual card setup.
As for the whole AMD dual card bottleneck thing, yes there will be a bottlleneck, but not your normal bottleneck sort of thing. Intel handles dual cards better, so you will get a performance increase out of it. The only "true bottleneck" you will see is from CPU intensive games like SCII and Civ5. In reality it's AMDs architecture that "bottlenecks" multi-card setups.

I'm worried of bottlenecks because I heard that if your cpu is bottlenecking your GPU the GPU wont even be used to its full potiental which sounds like a waste of money to me. As for the 120Hz monitor, just assume I plan to get EVERYTHING beacuse thats what I plan for. I want to have a perfect system so If I decide to get something It will still run good and If I don't it will run just as well because for the past year and a half I had to play on low settings and constantly worry, I don't want to worry anymore.
     
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Also, have you considered the 670? A little cheaper than the 7970 but beats the 7970 in quite a few games. Plus NVIDIA has always had better drivers. I believe the 670 has better power consumption and temps than 7970s too, but not sure.

This is bull... HD7970 walks circles around GTX 670. You're saying 670 is faster because you own one!?

Here is just one review of the GHz Edition, but they've got the standard edition there too.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-catching-up-to-gtx-680/
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Well I want the "ultimate performance", computers are my life, its all I have to spend money on.I don't know maybe I'll only get a single 7970 instead. I'll be using a 1080p monitor. (yeah I know that its overkill but I WANT IT)
All you guys are giving me second thoughts now about going intel.
Really in general I don't need half of what I'm getting but I love not having to worry, I love the thought of ULTRA high settings with 100FPS and not having to worry should I want a 1440p monitor or whatever in the future.

I used to be like that, too.

Then I realized that having an overkill computer wont make my gaming experience better... D:

I dont mean that you should skimp on everything and have **** performance, but I really think that it's a waste to buy the 2500k when you already have a really good CPU, same thing goes for the dual 7950.
Now, i'd rather have a less awesome computer but a phat bank account. I mean, I could order two 690 + the 1000$ i7 cpu + a custom loop, but what's the point?
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This is bull... HD7970 walks circles around GTX 670. You're saying 670 is faster because you own one!?
Here is just one review of the GHz Edition, but they've got the standard edition there too.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-catching-up-to-gtx-680/

Your benchmarks do not show the 7970 "walking circles" around the 670. They will have flipflop performance. 7970 GHz ed is a very expensive card, and should only be compared to the GTX 680 since it is closer to the 680 in price(it's !$470).

At 1080p, the GTX 670 is normally a better card. If you want to compare a 670 to an AMD card, you should compare it with the 7950, and you will notice the same thing. They will have flip flop performance but the GTX 670 will perform better at 1080p and below resolutions.
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This is bull... HD7970 walks circles around GTX 670. You're saying 670 is faster because you own one!?
Here is just one review of the GHz Edition, but they've got the standard edition there too.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-catching-up-to-gtx-680/


The HD 7970 is actually crushing the 670, clock for clock. It is the same than a 680, actually it even beat it in high resolutions.

Also, the GHZ edition is kind of bull. I reached 1100 on my friends' 7950 with some voltage tweak easily.
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I'm not saying that because I own one. I'm saying ipersonal experiences and benches out there. Its almost a street fact on ocn that the 670can beat the 7970 in some situations. What I find funny is AMD users like to link about one source. Generally I link two or three while they link and quote the same one over and over and then call mine Cherry picked. Please, I'm not going to argue with you. There are plenty of threads out there.
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Your benchmarks do not show the 7970 "walking circles" around the 670. They will have flipflop performance. 7970 GHz ed is a very expensive card, and should only be compared to the GTX 680 since it is closer to the 680 in price(it's !$470).
At 1080p, the GTX 670 is normally a better card. If you want to compare a 670 to an AMD card, you should compare it with the 7950, and you will notice the same thing. They will have flip flop performance but the GTX 670 will perform better at 1080p and below resolutions.


Are you aware that most 7970, non ''ghz edition'' hit 1200 easily?
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"Even beat it at high res" lol. You do know AMD gpus are almost always recommended for high res. But were talking about 1080p. 1100 :(isn't impressive. My card comes with 1163 factory oc. Without any volt mods yet or anything.
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"Even beat it at high res" lol. You do know AMD gpus are almost always recommended for high res. But were talking about 1080p. 1100 :(isn't impressive. My card comes with 1163 factory oc. Without any volt mods yet or anything.


I'm talking about a 7950, not a 7970.
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I'm talking about a 7950, not a 7970.
I know, I saw smile.gif
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