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Originally Posted by kuruptx View Post

that's the same monitor I got. My 1.2 GB 570
Wont even let me use no msaa at all on far ftycry 3. I just want to play all games on ultra witwithd fps. What are the best 7970s for cooling. I dont over clock just CPU and I've never had two GPUs so that's just a scary thought lol. MSI or sapphire. Problem is
MsMSI dont have the GHz editions of the 7970.

You'd be best not to get the GHz editions, They are overpriced for just an OC'ed 7970, You probably don't need that much power, If you do it would be much cheaper to get a normal OC version or overclock it yourself, If you don't want to over clock yourself get a friend who knows to do it for you.

For the best cooling I would say the ASUS DCII but it takes up 3 slots which is a pain unless you can use the first and third slot on your motherboard for crossfire, your manual should be able to tell you. If your mobo can do that that is what I would go for.

If you are going with MSI or Sapphire keep in mind that reference boards can sometimes have coil whine and MSI use reference boards while Sapphire don't.
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post #12 of 27
You definitely want the 7970s. Crossfire scales better than SLI. 7970s are stronger than 680s and there is more very locking potential as well as a higher VRAM amount.
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post #13 of 27
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OK here is what I've got picked out.
GPU's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008 X2

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102


Now one last question I have i7 3770k and this motherboard. Asrock z77 extreme4-m
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157294

So it should use PCI Express 3.0 no problem i'm assuming?
post #14 of 27
Don't buy GHz editions. Just get normal ones and overclock them.
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Don't buy GHz editions. Just get normal ones and overclock them.
thumb.gif If you can, good non-GHz cards are becoming harder and harder to come by unless you buy reference.
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What are the best non ghz to get links please?
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I don't know if any one mentioned it already but Far Cry 3 is terrible for crossfire. Unbearable micro-shuttering.

Unless there is a fix I don't know about biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 27
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What are the best non ghz to get links please?
Reference, good if water cooling, noisy if you aren't:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103201

PowerColor PCS+, good cooler and very good customer support:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131471

Sapphire OC Boost, good all rounder:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

HIS IceQ X2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161412

Gigabyte, not sure but this might be voltage locked:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
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Personally I'd wait for the outcomes and general consensus of these new frame rating tests before coming to a decision.
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About Far Cry 3 in cross fire anyone else having terrible fps stutter?
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