Originally Posted by VanillaCena
Here's what I've come up with for my rig after some research and input from the community.
I ended up not choosing the Gigabyte cards, as I've heard some recent batches cannot have their BIOS flashed. I chose the MSI one over the Sapphire, because I assume the cooler is better than the stock cooler that comes on the Sapphire in an open-air environment. Plus I won't be using risers right away, so I assume the better cooler will help for now. I also like that MSI has an additional year on their warranty. It's an extra $60 overall, but I think it's worth it.
I chose this motherboard because I plan on eventually working my way to 4 and then eventually 5 GPUs as funds permit. With that in mind, would this PSU hold me over until I add a 5th card? Or should I go ahead and grab a cheaper 850 watt PSU for the 3 cards and add a second later?
I went with this CPU over the Sempron only because the Sempron wasn't available with Amazon Prime shipping, otherwise I would've gone with it for sure.
Sorry for all the questions, but this is a pretty big purchase for me and I just want to make sure I'm getting the most efficient bang for my buck. Let me know if you guys think I should change anything. Thanks!
You can save 70$ buying a used 7950 for 240$ there is a bunch of them for sale on Hard forum right now
You can get an Ax 1200 used for 200$ to.
Or if you want to Run 5 cards you can Get a Lepa 1600 Watt psu for about the same price and it will push 5 7950s.Edited by Hokies83 - 6/19/13 at 12:02am