7970 ?

1.witch would be better for 5760x1080?.

2.witch will overclock better?.

3.witch is more silent ?.

4.witch will last me longer ?.

5. does like xfx or other overclock better? .


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit GDDR5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

Thanks.
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  1. a single 7970(any)will struggle hard to play games well at 5760x1080,at least aim for 670 SLi.
  2. I would definitely get the GIGABYTE for better cooling idea.
    2: both are good at overclocking.
    3: more fans more silence.
    4: depend on overclocking and USAGE.
    5: i don't like XFX brand cause of heating issue.
  3. hellfire24 said:
    a single 7970(any)will struggle hard to play games well at 5760x1080,at least aim for 670 SLi.


    Depends on the game, Im sure he can play Dirt 3 or MW3 on pretty high settings on that resolution
  4. ^how about minecraft?
  5. xtreme5 said:
    I would definitely get the GIGABYTE for better cooling idea.
    2: both are good at overclocking.
    3: more fans more silence.
    4: depend on overclocking and USAGE.
    5: i don't like XFX brand cause of heating issue.


    can you link me where you think gigabyte cooler>sapphire cooler?
    more fans more noise
    xfx has one of the finest 7970-
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=858&Itemid=72&limit=1&limitstart=17
  6. @hellfire24, use your common sense it's not essential to link you didn't you see GIGABYTE have more big coolers.
  7. ^so why not suggest this-

    use your common sense,more fans don't mean better cooling,just back up your statement.if you can't,then STFU.
  8. @hellfire24, look like you don't have much experience in graphics, who told you more fans doesn't mean better cooling then why does manufacturer making it with more fan just for showing off han?
  9. ok,i admit i am a noob but you might wanna see this-



  10. are you still in doubt.
  11. that's with the bios switch and it disturbs the functioning of the card for better performance,but if you look carefully,factory OC'd sapphire 7970 runs cooler and quieter than gigabyte 7970.
    EDIT: did you see the difference between noise level?
  12. I still suggesting gigabyte.
  13. any good reason for wrong suggestion?
    or just foolishness?
  14. huh! You'll never understand. Look at the poll gigabyte getting more votes.
  15. i don't trust in noobish voting and i didn't vote :P
  16. Gigabyte gets my choice.
  17. just pick out gigabyte i'm telling you it is better option out there.
  18. It's called HIS 7970 IceQ X².
  19. hellfire24 said:
    ^so why not suggest this-
    http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/news/GigabyteGTX680SOC-2.jpg
    use your common sense,more fans don't mean better cooling,just back up your statement.if you can't,then STFU.

    That card looks like a spaceship! :ouch:
  20. i wont go with ASUS because its a triple slot card, not a fan of HIS because i had one and in 2 month the fans just died
  21. If you want a card from Nvidia's side of the fence, this card will perform better than the 7970 in most games at 1080p. It uses the GTX 680 PCB and cooler, so it's a few degrees cooler than reference GTX 670's. It has 8 phase VRAM for better OC then even reference GTX 680's.

    This card is even a bit faster than a reference GTX 680 out the box and is $100 cheaper too. It's also cheaper than the 7970.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/?page=5
  22. yea i wanted to go with nvidia but for my resolution its better off 7970 with 3gb, for battlefield 3 skyrim etc etc
  23. Ahh, I just noticed that, then the HD 7970 would be the card to get. If you do decide to go Nvidia, I would choose the EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked 4GB. If you want to max out those games, you would need 2 of each GPU for the best results.
  24. yea ik i will see . not in a rush atm got to make sure how much i'm planing on spending . trying not to spend over 1k for 2 cards and a psu.
  25. This would be my suggestion.

    HD 7970 $429.99 regular price, $409.99 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103201


    Corsair TX850 850W 80+ Gold PSU $149.99 regular price, $139.99 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Total Cost: $1010 regular price, $960 after rebates.


    I chose that Corsair as it's a strong and solid PSU and has great ratings too. the PSU is the most important component of a PC as it powers everything, rather have quality than cheapo one that could blow out everything.
  26. the psu is good but the gpu i would rather spend a few more and get gig/sapphire
  27. also guys is it not better to go with 2 7950 just to save some money :0 also would a i5 2500k oc 4.5 bottleneck 2x 7970
  28. nopes,a single more powerful card is better and no a 2500k at 4.5GHz will handle 7970 CF very well ;)
  29. El Tigre said:
    This would be my suggestion.

    HD 7970 $429.99 regular price, $409.99 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103201


    Corsair TX850 850W 80+ Gold PSU $149.99 regular price, $139.99 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Total Cost: $1010 regular price, $960 after rebates.


    I chose that Corsair as it's a strong and solid PSU and has great ratings too. the PSU is the most important component of a PC as it powers everything, rather have quality than cheapo one that could blow out everything.


    a reference 7970 will sound like a jet under load.TX850 is NOT Gold certified and 850 is overkill for a 7970 CF setup.a quality 750w will handle 7970 CF and overclocks very well.
  30. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103080

    PARKLE R-SPI750ACAG 750W ATX12V 2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    always liked xfx and corsair psu so what do ya recommend from those and blah bbl going to work.
  31. third one would be my choice.
  32. El Tigre said:
    This would be my suggestion.

    HD 7970 $429.99 regular price, $409.99 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103201


    Corsair TX850 850W 80+ Gold PSU $149.99 regular price, $139.99 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Total Cost: $1010 regular price, $960 after rebates.


    I chose that Corsair as it's a strong and solid PSU and has great ratings too. the PSU is the most important component of a PC as it powers everything, rather have quality than cheapo one that could blow out everything.


    $1010 total cost? are you that bad at math?
    429+149=$578 lol
  33. blueexorcist said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103080

    PARKLE R-SPI750ACAG 750W ATX12V 2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    always liked xfx and corsair psu so what do ya recommend from those and blah bbl going to work.


    From expirience i would go with the antec 750w..i have that and you can crossfire a 2 480's (SUPER POWER HUNGRY CARDS) and still be fine :) this thing can deliver up to 900 watts i believe
  34. EchoOne said:
    $1010 total cost? are you that bad at math?
    429+149=$578 lol

    He wants 2 7970's, hence them being $860 before rebates. ;)

    Is your reading comprehension bad?
  35. @ EchoOne he did the math for dual gpu 430+430+150=1010 and yea i'm down to 3 choice the xfx antec and pc power cooling i'm liking the xfx more because its 850w and yea i will be doing some extreme oc on the gpu and cpu + 2 ssd 1 tb razer deathadder mouse and a usb headset is going to be connected
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