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February 7, 2012 4:38:21 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next couple months

Budget Range: none

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, modding, video editing

Parts Not Required: none

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: intel cpu and nvidia graphics card with 3 led 3d monitors

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 5760 x 1080

Additional Comments: cool looking case and as quiet as possible

hey everyone,

I want to get into pc gaming and what better way to start than to make a monster rig. I have already built a pc before, but i never overclocked or sli'ed before. I want to be able to max out all games. I know that the new nvidia graphics cards are coming out soon, but who knows how they will preform so i think im just gonna stick with the current generation gpus and when the new one come out i will upgrade.

thanks

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February 7, 2012 4:55:56 PM

MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/I [...] TOOTH_X79/
CPU: INTEL I-7 3960X http://ark.intel.com/products/6369 [...] -3_30-GHz)
COOL: CORSAIR H100 http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling [...] ooler.html
GPU: AMD R 7970 ( Any ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] =BESTMATCH
GPU: AMD R 7970 ( Any ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] =BESTMATCH
PSU: XFX PLATINUM 1000W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817207019
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE LP 16GB (4X4GB) http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-l [...] 600c8.html
SSD: CORSAIR FORCE 240GB http://www.corsair.com/ssd/force-s [...] drive.html
HDD: WD CAVIAR BLACK 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136533
CASE: COOLMASTER COMOS II http://www.coolermaster.com/produc [...] ct_id=6792
OD: ASUS BLU-RAY DRIVE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135247

You could get a third 7970, one gpu per monitor is often a good idea.

February 7, 2012 5:03:18 PM

Wait a little till the 7990 comes out and get two. Then overlook as much as you can and hope you don't bottleneck
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February 7, 2012 5:05:30 PM

cbrunnem said:
Wait a little till the 7990 comes out and get two. Then overlook as much as you can and hope you don't bottleneck


Actually three or four 7970 should perform better than two 7990s.
February 7, 2012 5:10:55 PM

games are best optimized for 1gpu...2gpus....statistically there will be more people using 1-2gpus than four so the developers dont give you the best support
February 7, 2012 5:15:53 PM

Hazbot said:
Actually three or four 7970 should perform better than two 7990s.

One 7990 is two 7970s.....
Anonymous
February 7, 2012 6:50:10 PM

cbrunnem said:
One 7990 is two 7970s.....

that is true, but a 7990 is splitting is g-ram into 2

for example- a 3gb 7990 means that each 7970 have 1.5gb. A single 3gb 7970 means that it has 3gb all to itself
February 7, 2012 7:15:47 PM

Quote:
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next couple months

Budget Range: none

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, modding, video editing

Parts Not Required: none

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: intel cpu and nvidia graphics card with 3 led 3d monitors

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 5760 x 1080

Additional Comments: cool looking case and as quiet as possible

hey everyone,

I want to get into pc gaming and what better way to start than to make a monster rig. I have already built a pc before, but i never overclocked or sli'ed before. I want to be able to max out all games. I know that the new nvidia graphics cards are coming out soon, but who knows how they will preform so i think im just gonna stick with the current generation gpus and when the new one come out i will upgrade.

thanks

It's too early to start a thread like this. Wait until a week or even less before your ready to purchase. The 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu's are due out sometime in April which is about the time you plan on purchasing by the looks of it. Those cpu's will support PCI-E 3.0 along with the new Nvidia Kepler cards due out anytime, and the 1155 Gen 3 boards. The 1155 Gen3 boards are already out, including the Asrock Extreme7 Gen3 which comes with the NF 200 Bridge giving you x16 & 16 with dual cards...makes for higher bandwidth and less stuttering in SLI.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- here's a brief overview of PCI-E 3.0, Ivy Bridge, and the Gen3 boards.
February 7, 2012 8:38:34 PM

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that is true, but a 7990 is splitting is g-ram into 2

for example- a 3gb 7990 means that each 7970 have 1.5gb. A single 3gb 7970 means that it has 3gb all to itself


thats not true. each card in a 7990 has 3gb but when you crossfire the cards share so the 3 each card has doesnt add up. when you have two 7970's all you have is 3gb of vram total between the two cards.
February 7, 2012 8:57:00 PM

Quote:
that is true, but a 7990 is splitting is g-ram into 2

for example- a 3gb 7990 means that each 7970 have 1.5gb. A single 3gb 7970 means that it has 3gb all to itself


Nope...

The memory in a Xfire or SLI setup is mirrored. So if you have 2 x 3gb 7970s then 3 Gb of memory is being used. Both 3 gb sets are being mirrored. For example if you have a 2 Gb 7970 (just imagine it) and a 3 Gb 7970 only 2 gb would be used and the 1 gb extra would just sit there.

A single 3 Gb 7990 uses 3 Gb of memory for the processing. Both processors are using the same memory. This is one of the reasons you get a power savings with a dual GPU on one card setup. You get the same performance with less power draw.
February 7, 2012 8:58:48 PM

Dual GPU scaling is decent for most games, at least those that matter.

The same cannot be said for triple or quad gpu setups. As a matter of fact, most games(including many AAA titles) don't even take advantage of them.

It's better to invest now on a dual GPU setup, and swap them for a newer pair of silicon when the time comes. Just make sure you bought a kick-ass CPU in the first place, to have the required headroom.

With that said, I notice you have a preference on Intel/nVidia. Being an fanboy of team green myself, I recommend you wait till April at least. Intel will be releasing their Ivy Bridge platform and GeForce 600 series will hopefully be out by then. If you can't wait you can always invest on a sandy bridge-e system right now. Perhaps get a temporary single card now, and swap it for those 28nm bad boys from nVidia when they finally hit the market.
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