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Thanks for the prompt responses everyone. You've definitely given me food for thought. I was holding out until such a time as the 4Gb Classys came out thinking they would be the best bet.

I've already got all components for a custom loop. It's one of the first things I researched into so I should be good to go on that front.

Seeing as how the 7907's have come down in price a lot, it might make more sense to opt for them given that they overclock well, and as the posts above have suggested, the EVbot is no longer a viable option.
post #12 of 42
Mhill and Fallen are correct about the Classy card not having the Evbot connector. BTW, Mhill is incorrect about folding performance. There is not 1 AMD gpu that will do even half the workload that a Nvidia card can do at folding. That said, I would buy a 7970 gpu unless you want to fold.
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ah I didn't know that and no i've not been following the news.... Suck then to be honest.
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Ok chaps,

What would do you think of these? Ideally I want cards with waterblocks pre-installed because I've read loads of posts about temperatures going nuts because of incorrect contacts, screw lengths etc that I'd rather they come pre-installed so I can just be done with it. That being said, I'm not COMPLETELY opposed to fitting my own waterblock - it's just what I've read has put me off somewhat.

What would you recommend out of the following in terms of an ideal CF setup given my gaming res?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-059-OE&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938 x 2

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-152-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938 x 2 (I'd need to buy my own blocks for this)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-150-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938 x 2

I'd prefer to go with whatever is the absolute best performance setup.

Thanks all.
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Ok chaps,
What would do you think of these? Ideally I want cards with waterblocks pre-installed because I've read loads of posts about temperatures going nuts because of incorrect contacts, screw lengths etc that I'd rather they come pre-installed so I can just be done with it. That being said, I'm not COMPLETELY opposed to fitting my own waterblock - it's just what I've read has put me off somewhat.
What would you recommend out of the following in terms of an ideal CF setup given my gaming res?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-059-OE&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938 x 2
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-152-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938 x 2 (I'd need to buy my own blocks for this)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-150-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938 x 2
I'd prefer to go with whatever is the absolute best performance setup.
Thanks all.

I would get the MSI Lightning and grab the EK block for it.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/ati-radeon-full-cover-blocks/radeon-hd-7xx0-series/ek-fc7970-lightning-acetal-nickel.html
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post #16 of 42
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Mhill and Fallen are correct about the Classy card not having the Evbot connector. BTW, Mhill is incorrect about folding performance. There is not 1 AMD gpu that will do even half the workload that a Nvidia card can do at folding. That said, I would buy a 7970 gpu unless you want to fold.

Huh? Forgive me but the 600Series has a much weaker GPGPU than the 7970. So how does that work? Not that i know much about folding to be honest, but i'd think the opposite would be true.
 
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Huh? Forgive me but the 600Series has a much weaker GPGPU than the 7970. So how does that work? Not that i know much about folding to be honest, but i'd think the opposite would be true.

F@H has just worked better on Nvidia cards since the 8000 series. AMD hasn't had a good GPU for F@H since the X1K series, and back then Nvidia GPUs couldn't fold anyway.
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F@H has just worked better on Nvidia cards since the 8000 series. AMD hasn't had a good GPU for F@H since the X1K series, and back then Nvidia GPUs couldn't fold anyway.

Interesting....thanks for info +Rep
 
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The 7970's, fill rate and memory bandwidth are so important at ultra high resolutions, 2 area's where the 7900 series completely beat out the GTX 670/680.
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With the 7970s you could run an extension cord to your neighbors house and bitmine and over 1-1.5 years you'll potentially break even.
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