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sapphire vapor-x 7970 ghz edition vs msi geforce gtx 770 2gb

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June 30, 2013 12:12:31 AM

Guys I've figured out my build except for the graphics card

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor : ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor

should I go for the sapphire vapor-x 7970 ghz edition or the msi geforce gtx 770 2gb
June 30, 2013 1:15:39 AM

770 will edge out of 7970 GHz version(only by a little),
but because of 7970 Vapor-X price-wise, cheapest 7970 GHz in sale, $369 before rebate, my word is go for it.
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June 30, 2013 2:06:28 AM

PlanarX999 said:
770 will edge out of 7970 GHz version(only by a little),
but because of 7970 Vapor-X price-wise, cheapest 7970 GHz in sale, $369 before rebate, my word is go for it.


also will the three gigs of ram make a difference to games like skyrim (heavily modded) ? and is the the 7970 that you would recommend
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June 30, 2013 2:43:19 AM

Yes, Absolutely Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X will be best card for 7970GHz in term of pricing($349 after rebate) and i does recommend it.
I don't think heavily modded Skyrim with all maxed out would more demanding than Crysis 3, 7970 Vapor-X manage solid at 30fps+ in Crysis 3 maxed out, no AA.
If you could afford 770, then go with it, won't differ too much.
#Edited# Even non-GHz 7970 could handle your game smooth 40-50, sapphire 7970 dual X only $310
link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfg9czfZUVs
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June 30, 2013 2:59:55 AM

PlanarX999 said:
Yes, Absolutely Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X will be best card for 7970GHz in term of pricing($349 after rebate) and i does recommend it.
I don't think heavily modded Skyrim with all maxed out would more demanding than Crysis 3, 7970 Vapor-X manage solid at 30fps+ in Crysis 3 maxed out, no AA.
If you could afford 770, then go with it, won't differ too much.
#Edited# Even non-GHz 7970 could handle your game smooth 40-50, sapphire 7970 dual X only $310
link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfg9czfZUVs


I know crysis 3 is more demanding then modded skyrim.
But I heard that skyrim uses a lot of vram, is this true? if it is, then will the extra gig make a difference
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June 30, 2013 3:14:48 AM

2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.
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June 30, 2013 7:06:43 AM

PlanarX999 said:
2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x
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June 30, 2013 8:07:49 AM

maddog-3001 said:
PlanarX999 said:
2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.


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June 30, 2013 8:22:57 AM

Chemosh013 said:
maddog-3001 said:
PlanarX999 said:
2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.



how quiet and cool is it though? will I have any problems with the noise and temp, (no overlocking) ?
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June 30, 2013 8:27:55 AM

maddog-3001 said:
Chemosh013 said:
maddog-3001 said:
PlanarX999 said:
2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.



how quiet and cool is it though? will I have any problems with the noise and temp, (no overlocking) ?


I ordered it yesterday so I'll tell you when it comes.

The reviews I read showed that it was pretty hot and loud, but much better than the reference designs.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/09/24/sapphire_vapo...
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June 30, 2013 8:31:54 AM

Chemosh013 said:
maddog-3001 said:
Chemosh013 said:
maddog-3001 said:
PlanarX999 said:
2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.



how quiet and cool is it though? will I have any problems with the noise and temp, (no overlocking) ?


I ordered it yesterday so I'll tell you when it comes.

The reviews I read showed that it was pretty hot and loud, but much better than the reference designs.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/09/24/sapphire_vapo...

thanks for the help
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