Hey guys. I've been doing some research mostly on this forum to build a gaming pc for around $1500. I got most of the components down, but I need some help with the PS and cooling fan(s). I should note that I plan on OCing. Help is much appreciated.
Well, what i was trying to figure out is why bob would recommend xfire 7970's for the average gamer One 7970 is going to be able to play everything off one monitor at max settings. So to me in my opinion that second 7970 is wasted money. The price to performance ratio for another 7970 just is not there.
However, the core components he chose are pretty good. I would just take out one of those 7970's and buy a Decent Solid state disc. For that kind of money you should definitely be putting one in your system. Then since you are running just one 7970, you would not need 750 watts. Get something like the XFX 550. you will be all set for quite some time.
According to a thread on here somewhere (can't find it), the performance between the 7970 and gtx 670 is relatively the same with the 670 being a little cheaper. Thoughts?
In addition, regarding the PS. I read that you're not supposed to skimp out on them, so could someone please tell me the difference between the one recommended
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They do perform relatively close. Either would be a good graphics card for a gaming computer. But my personal preference tends to lean towards the 7970. If you are just going with one graphics card. You do not need to spend that much on a power supply.