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In July I'll be selling my current computer and will be making a new computer, hopefully with Haswell. I'll be probably buying this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260115 and hooking it up to the new computer along with another 21.5' 1080p monitor I have right now. With that, is the 7970 the way to go? Right now I have 6970s but I'm selling the computer and I don't want to get 6970s again. Also I'll be overclocking the 7970 if I do get it, I haven't been into the graphics card scene in a while so how well can I overclock it? Also what would be a good PSU? I have a brand new 850W Gold Seasonic that I was going to use but I will probably end up getting a second 7970 in the future, the 850W should be good for at least one overclocked 7970 right? Even if it's not good for two I would just get a new one when the new 7970 comes in.

Thanks in advance

Edit: Also forgot to mention that I will be getting one of those ultra widescreen monitors and have a second 1080p monitor, but in the future I will replace the 21.5' 1080p monitor with another ultra widescreen monitor for a total of 5120x1080
Edited by burntphoenix - 4/17/13 at 2:30am
 
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i5 2500k ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 6970 CF 8gb 1600 
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The 850W PSU you have is quite overkill even for two 7970s.

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post #3 of 5
2560 x 1080 is a very uncommon resolution. the common ratio for monitors is 16:10 (2560 x 1600) or 16:9 (2560 x 1440) . go for 2560 x 1440

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260125

also a single HD 7970 is good for playing the latest games at max settings at 2560 x 1440. few games like crysis 3 you have to run with MSAA off. here are a couple of good cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732

the 850w seasonic gold is more than enough for two HD 7970 cards thumb.gif
Edited by raghu78 - 4/17/13 at 3:52am
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Yeah the 21:9 ratio is uncommon and pretty new, there's only about 3 monitors out. I like this though because it's like two smaller computer monitors together, but I haven't actually seen them in person so I'll go and take a look at them if I can along with the 2560 x 1440 monitors. I wanted something like this so I could be playing league of legends on half of the monitor and have a guide open on the other. I have trouble with my dual 7970s when I have three monitors on but not because they can't handle the games, but because of their temperatures. I'm also going to be watercooling my CPU now so they'll get less air, but I'll be getting a case with good air flow this time so it should be fine. Oh another question, around how much will I be able to overclock it? Would you guys happen to know a good graphics card processor guide or tutorial? I know the basics of it but only from passively seeing my friend do it and I want to know as much as I can before doing anything. Thanks guys

Edit: Another edit, how's this 7970? I kind of wanted the 6GHz 7970 but it's out of stock and honestly I don't think I'll need that much vram even with all my skyrim mods

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150632
Edited by burntphoenix - 4/17/13 at 7:19pm
 
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i5 2500k ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 6970 CF 8gb 1600 
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stay away from XFX DD. the cooler is not good. the sapphire dual x , his iceq x2 and msi twin frozr are much better coolers.
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