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post #81 of 110
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btw a regular 7970 isn't any different from the ghz version. just a tweak bios. if you want to save money then get the regular 7970 and overclock it. both will have the same max overclocks so basically the same card just made prettier with the bios
OK then the gigabyte 7970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
post #82 of 110
At what resolution do you plan on playing at? I'm hoping at least 1440p or 1600p. Only way you will really utilize those cards extra VRAM and power.
post #83 of 110
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At what resolution do you plan on playing at? I'm hoping at least 1440p or 1600p. Only way you will really utilize those cards extra VRAM and power.

was going to run 1080p what monitors should i look at that offer 1440p or 1600p?
post #84 of 110
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was going to run 1080p what monitors should i look at that offer 1440p or 1600p?

Well depends on how much you want to spend. Personally, after switching to 27" Monitor myself, I cant see how anyone can game on anything smaller. However at 1440p and 1600p, monitors of that size become costly (if you go with a brand name). For instance, a 27" Dell UltraSharp 1440p will cost you about $1000. A 30" Dell UltraSharp 1600p will cost you about $1200. You can grab a used 1440p Dell for about $600 off of Amazon, and a used Dell 1600p for about $800.

Then of course there are those Korean monitors that are quite popular on this website, and other brands that are cheaper. Like the AURIA EQ276W 27" has got decent reviews, it's 27" and 1440p at about $400 dollars (It's a Microcenter brand) or the YAMAKASI 1600P that you can get off of eBay for about $700.

I got my monitor through Amazon, used for only $230. It came in perfect condition, absolutely nothing wrong. If I wanted to get a 1440p or 1600p monitor I would just get a used name brand one. On a personal note, I wouldn't trust any of those Korean brand monitors that everyone here likes. That's just my opinion, many of them state that they can be shipped with up to 5 dead pixels and that's considered normal. I wouldn't really want to deal with that if I was to receive my brand new monitor that I payed $800 and it ended up having even one dead pixel. Getting them used through Amazon, listed as Like New or Very New, means youre basically getting an open box new one for much less.

I'm sure you could find other reliable companies besides Dell for cheaper too. Like you can grab an ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440p for $550 new (Newegg) or a HP LP3065 30" 1600p for $600 (refurbished) from Amazon.
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 11/16/12 at 10:15pm
post #85 of 110
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Whats wrong with running 1080p?
post #86 of 110
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Whats wrong with running 1080p?

Nothing, just two 7970's is overkill. Get two 7950's or two 670's. You can flash the 7950's to 7970 bios and overclock them or simply overclock the 670's. It will be more than enough to max out every game currently out and coming out in the next year or two. Except more than 60+ fps in every game maxed out @ 1080p with those choices.

I just don't think two 7970 GHz editions is worth the money or necessary when you're only running @ 1080p.
post #87 of 110
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are the the swiftech 7900 series waterblocks and good?
post #88 of 110
Good build, but..

Dump the i7 and get an i5. You probably dont need hyperthreading.
Why the 1KW PSU?
Also, dump the sidewinder x4 and get yourself a Filco thumb.gif

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You can flash the 7950's to 7970 bios

You cant.
You were able to do this with some 6950s, though.

If you get a 79XX make sure that the voltage is not locked.
post #89 of 110
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Good build, but..
Dump the i7 and get an i5. You probably dont need hyperthreading.
Why the 1KW PSU?
Also, dump the sidewinder x4 and get yourself a Filco thumb.gif
I probably should have updated post. Ops. I am going with a i5 3570k, a 850w seasonic psu, and razer black widow keyboard. and I switched 680 to two 7970s
post #90 of 110
I wouldn't get gloss black Switch, matte yes if it has to be black. That gloss just look super cheap & it has to be cleaned daily...
 
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