right now im using a CM Storm Scout Mid Tower, with A Phenom II X4 965 BE, a GTX 560 SE, and OCZ ModXStream 700w psu. im looking to upgrade this gpu in this, keeping in mind that A: this is not my primary gaming pc (the current undergoing massive internal overhaul), so i want to play games well but im not looking to make my main rig obsolete (not possible seeing as the main rig is sli'd gtx 670s lol) B: the case only fits cards 10.6 inches and smaller. im upgrading this computer cause i lan frequently and i want decent specs and the 560 se is a little to underpowered to do what i want it to now.
things im looking at:
GTX 650 Ti Boost in SLI
Radeon HD 7790s in crossfire
which of these would be the better option? or if you have better suggestions, im all ears. i have people previously suggest the 7970, and i would be all for it if the card fit inside my case and it was in my price range ($300). the games i play: Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3, StarCraft 2, etc.
in short though the 760 is just under the 670 performance-wise, about the same as a 660ti but a bit cheaper.
i actually heard that the gtx 650 ti boosts performed as well if not better then a single 670 for less then its price. i dont have the link to the article, but im going to look it up. also, most of the 7950s wont fit in my case either. they are just a tad too big. but im seriously considering the 760 now
^^ Never gave you issues with a full size case with great ventilation and a massive PSU etc. With very powerful cards the whole screen tearing thing is diminished sure. And driver problems / unsupported games really depends on what you play for sure.
No noise complaints either huh?
I think in a small enclosure the fans would spin higher with increased heat and make a good amount of noise too.