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youre also voiding the warranty by doing this im pretty sure. so u pretty much lose customer support there. But like i said ure adding more monitors later on and the 7970 performs better at higher resolutions
dam that must suck frown.gif cuz AMD was like the king for OCing
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Seems pretty balanced although I'd suggest the 7970 if you intend to move into higher res or multi monitor gaming in the future.
Well, I'd recommend it even for 1080p! After the last driver set, the 7970's are the sweet spot of price/performance and in many cases the best performer of all, even above the almighty 680!
P.S: when searching for benchmarks, make sure you see benchmarks where they use 12.11 drivers ( I think these are the most recent, not sure though.. But the drivers impact performance a lot..

Doesn't any OC'ing at all void the warranty?
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Doesn't any OC'ing at all void the warranty?

Nope. You can OC it and overvolt (when the voltage is unlocked mad.gif) as you please. 

The only thing that void your warranty is flashing a modded bios. Some brand doesnt allow you to remove the heatsink, btw. I suggest that you buy from a brand that doesnt mind, because you will eventually need to replace the TIM.

XFX (unless you live in south america), EVGA and gigabyte allow you to do so.

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Doesn't any OC'ing at all void the warranty?

no it doesnt. U only void warranty if u slap on an aftermarket cooler (with some manufacturers) or u overvolt or stuff like that. its all in the contract and what not
    
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Doesn't any OC'ing at all void the warranty?

OCing doesn't void any warranty. But if you change the BIOS to unlock the voltage to get better clocks... then its voided.

ps correct me if im wrong there
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no it doesnt. U only void warranty if u slap on an aftermarket cooler (with some manufacturers) or u overvolt or stuff like that. its all in the contract and what not

Depending on the manufacturers warranty, you can put an aftermarket cooler or waterblock. Usually their condition is that if youre RMAing, you should slap the stock cooler back on
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OCing doesn't void any warranty. But if you change the BIOS to unlock the voltage to get better clocks... then its voided.
ps correct me if im wrong there

If the bios is provided by the company it wont, but that's unlikely to happen.

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If the bios is provided by the company it wont, but that's unlikely to happen.

Especially with everyone locking the voltage now mad.gif
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Any other ways I can cut down on the cost?
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Any other ways I can cut down on the cost?

Get a 7950 instead of 7970? tongue.gif and 3570k instead of 3770k if only gaming? hehe
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Especially with everyone locking the voltage now mad.gif

The 670 FTW allow you to increase the power target to 145%, which act like some kind of overvoltage. thumb.gif

 

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Any other ways I can cut down on the cost?

I'd keep the I7 that you currently have. There's no real reason to upgrade, the 920 is a solid chip.

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