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Yeah. Do I need more power for the 7xx cards?

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Externally the OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro is a fairly subdued semi-modular design that looks good. The unit has a nice finish, well sleeved cables, good quality modular cables, and a large overhead fan. However, once we open the unit we find that OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro looks very much like a cheap group regulated unit. This is further compounded by the fact that the unit has some questionable component selections in the mystery "Rec" capacitors. Good capacitors only add slightly to the total cost of a unit so why even something along the lines of Samxon or at the very least Teapo was excluded from this build is bewildering. Further, the unit only features a 3 year warranty and with questionable capacitors this is hardly reassuring. Also related here is the unit’s "documentation." The documentation that came with the unit is simply a waste of time. This fact is punctuated by the power distribution table at the back of the manual was never actually finished by whomever was annotating it. The only upside to all of this is most of the information about the unit is printed on the packaging, but still sans a correct power distribution table as these are genuinely useful. They are especially useful when units do not follow the ATX12v specification or EPS specification for 12v power distribution such as this unit.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2008/11/12/ocz_700w_modxstream_pro_power_supply/#.Uf01W21roQg

I would replace it if you are going to be buying new video cards as well
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I'm thinking about getting either a 120hz or 240hz monitor soon. My GTX 660 does'nt seem to like to running with Vsync turned on.

Does that mean you want a card to run minimum @ 120fps?
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Does that mean you want a card to run minimum @ 120fps?
No, but 60+ would be nice.
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OK, heres my advise. If you want the performance now, get the 7950, its about $300. Best performance/cost ratio. You can wait till Oct for the new cards (speculation), but expect to pay a lot more than $300.
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If it were me I would just get another 660 used here off OCN. The 7950 is too close to a side step compared to a 660 at 1080p resolutions right now. You can find a used 660 for around $150. HERES a link to one. You can sell your 660 for $150 and buy a 7950 which will end up costing you $100-150 for a 7950 after your sale, or you can buy another 660 for $150 and have SLI 660s vs a 7950 for the same price in the end.
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How much is your budget? For 60 fps @ 1920x1080, a single GTX 770 would suffice, SLI 660's sound like a totally new problem getting SLI profiles to work flawlessly plus the GPU scaling isn't exactly perfect meaning you won't really get double the performance, more like 150%-180% the performance of a single GTX 660. If you can afford a GTX 770, that's what I'd do if I were in your situation, the 770 is just as powerful if not a little more powerful than a GTX 680 for quite a reasonable price.

With regard to 120 or 240Hz monitor, you would need a 2nd GTX 770 to be able to make use of the extra refresh rate since a single 770 is good for about 60fps at high/ultra settings, in order to make use of the 120Hz/240Hz it would be ideal to actually have FPS that equal your monitor's refresh rate otherwise it would be a waste of money since your not maximizing the monitor's capabilities. 240Hz doesn't seem realistic in this situation unless you plan on gaming on Low settings.

Also, try and set your overclock to a fixed voltage using turbo core, auto voltage never works out and you end up overheating your CPU without needing to. 4.5GHz isn't bad, looks like your more GPU bottlenecked than CPU bottlenecked at the moment. Hope this helps, cheers.
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OK, heres my advise. If you want the performance now, get the 7950, its about $300. Best performance/cost ratio. You can wait till Oct for the new cards (speculation), but expect to pay a lot more than $300.

yeah well said. in fact there are some very good deals on HD 7950. USD 261 for Sapphire HD 7950. 241 after mail in rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

With a HD 7950 at average overclocks of 1100 - 1150 mhz you will get a 35 - 40% upgrade over a GTX 660(1200 mhz).

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/04/01/asus_geforce_gtx_660_directcu_ii_oc_video_card_review/4

Farcry 3 1920 x 1080 Ultra 4x MSAA HDAO

GTX 660 (1228 mhz) - 32.4
HD 7950(1150 mhz) - 45.9

Farcry is a game Nvidia does well. in a game like tombraider, hitman absolution you will see >50% improvement with a HD 7950. also AMD is launching a new game bundle in August.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/nimble-like-a-starfish-amds-roy-taylor-sits-down-with-vr-zone/49320.html

VRZ: Moving on to gaming, what’s next for the Never Settle bundle?

It’s coming in August, and it will be called Never Settle Forever. I can’t yet tell you what the games are.
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