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Iv been wondering for a while which to get im at the stage were im about to buy my new card(s) but im not overly sure which is better i plan on water cooling regardless of which one is better also im sure on who to go with for a water block
post #2 of 19
2x 7970s would be a fair bit faster than a 690 and save you a bunch of money. In stock form the 690 is the equivalent of 670 sli performance. The 7970s will also overclock very well under water.
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awesome thank you very much would you perchance know what water block would be good with them also im getting a Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard that should be fine shouldn't it?
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Im sorry but not sure I understand the question? The crosshair v is an excellent board but for a dual 7970 setup I would stick with intel. Just my .02. Also check out ek or heatkiller blocks. A full coverage block for a reference design is the route I would go.
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post #5 of 19
Just make sure you have enough PSU for 2x7970's.
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i have a 1100w psu which has the cables i need so it should be ok
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What's the PSU's brand name? You need a quality PSU to run such a kind of system.
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Originally Posted by Mr Chemical View Post

awesome thank you very much would you perchance know what water block would be good with them also im getting a Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard that should be fine shouldn't it?

Crosshair v formula z is a brilliant board for multi GPU, what processor you going to run 8350?
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I can't find any reviews whatsoever on that PSU, so I would consider it suspect. If you are going to get 2 7970s and overclock them, I'd go for a well-reviewed power supply with all protection options included.
   
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