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Yes two 7950s will beat a 7970 but nothing out there NEEDS two 7950s and that introduces microstutter as with any multi gpu setup, I reccemend a single 7970 for simplicity tbh

Crysis 3 beta says otherwise tongue.gif
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People think most builds on OCN are the norm and they just aren't. The OPs build is fine, not high end but certainly not sub-par with the 660Ti. People can play the resolution pissing contest all they want, the only thing that matters is what the OP currently is playing on.

Just go SLI at the end of 2013 and you will be fine if you keep your same monitor. Look forward to 8xx nvidia cards as everything else in your build will last for a long, long time.
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The way I view it is that if you have a current generation high end GPU (right now 7900 series or 680/670) coupled with a current gen i7, your system is high end. Anything lower than that and I wouldn't call it truly high end.

Now anything with: multiple GPUs, lower than ambient cooling, multiple CPUs, server grade HW in a custom build, etc. I would call exotic systems instead of just high end.
 
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post #44 of 61
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People think most builds on OCN are the norm and they just aren't. The OPs build is fine, not high end but certainly not sub-par with the 660Ti. People can play the resolution pissing contest all they want, the only thing that matters is what the OP currently is playing on.

Just go SLI at the end of 2013 and you will be fine if you keep your same monitor. Look forward to 8xx nvidia cards as everything else in your build will last for a long, long time.
What card are you running, and if I got another 660ti what would that compare up with and can I use 3 screens on 1 660ti or go with another then 3 monitors, and will my CPU at 4 Ghz not bottleneck if I purchased another?.
post #45 of 61
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What card are you running, and if I got another 660ti what would that compare up with and can I use 3 screens on 1 660ti or go with another then 3 monitors, and will my CPU at 4 Ghz not bottleneck if I purchased another?.

No your CPU is fine @ 4ghz, though shouldn't be hard to get it a little higher thumb.gif

Two 660ti's would be nice, but that limited bus will be your biggest bottleneck especially when cranking up the AA. Still you could run 1440p or 3 monitors perfectly fine with two 660ti's and SLI despite what other may say works fairly well.
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post #46 of 61
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No your CPU is fine @ 4ghz, though shouldn't be hard to get it a little higher thumb.gif

Two 660ti's would be nice, but that limited bus will be your biggest bottleneck especially when cranking up the AA. Still you could run 1440p or 3 monitors perfectly fine with two 660ti's and SLI despite what other may say works fairly well.

I think he propably would need slightly more than 4GHz to be sure it doesn't bottleneck, I got a small (but it still is) bottleneck with my CPU at 5GHz, I'm not sure if it exists with 5.1GHz anymore, haven't had the second card installed for a while now so can't try it.
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I think he propably would need slightly more than 4GHz to be sure it doesn't bottleneck, I got a small (but it still is) bottleneck with my CPU at 5GHz, I'm not sure if it exists with 5.1GHz anymore, haven't had the second card installed for a while now so can't try it.

Yeah but 7950 are a good deal faster, can give a gtx680 a run for their money with overclocking involved.

SLI is also less CPU resourceful He still shouldn't have any problems with it at 4ghz. At least no problems he would be pulling his hair out with. What CPU wouldn't bottleneck two high end cards in certain scenarios? A Stock 660ti should be pretty close to my 470's OCed and I still don't have a problem, his CPU at 4ghz still has a lead over my 920, but I wouldn't say a huge lead.
Just be glad you didn't buy a FX8350 and try to SLI.
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Just be glad you didn't buy a FX8350 and try to SLI.

why is this?
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why is this?

Cause AMD sucks? tongue.gif
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Cause AMD sucks? tongue.gif

haha

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