Setup for crossfire 7970

My current system:

Intel i5 2500k 3.3Ghz
16 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600Mhz
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gen 3 Z68
XFX Radeon R7970 3GB Black Edition
Corsair 850W HX Modular PSU

Plating at 6048x1080. Eyefinity setup.

So, what do I need to upgrade? I believe I will have to change my motherboard, but I really hope I can keep my current CPU. I will upgrade before Christmas, cuz I need few months to save up.
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  1. Hi

    So you want to upgrade your gpu?
  2. Gate9er said:
    Hi

    So you want to upgrade your gpu?


    I want to crossfire 7970. Title kinda says that.
  3. Hi

    Well as far as I can see your motherboard and cpu do support crossfire X. There is no need of changing them. They are also valuable parts and very reliable. Moreover your RAM is top class as well as your PSU. Have you taken into consideration of buying a single gpu? Say the GTX680?

    Thanks
  4. Gled said:
    I want to crossfire 7970. Title kinda says that.

    yes why not.you have -
    a very good cpu that will not cause any bottlenecks.
    a crossfire capable motherboard.
    850w is more than enough for 7970 CF and overclocks.

    so,go ahead,grab another 7970 and enjoy!
  5. Gate9er said:
    Hi

    Well as far as I can see your motherboard and cpu do support crossfire X. There is no need of changing them. They are also valuable parts and very reliable. Moreover your RAM is top class as well as your PSU. Have you taken into consideration of buying a single gpu? Say the GTX680?

    Thanks


    why doesnt that recomendation surprise me!

    he HAS single gpu,he wants to add the same....its called another 7970.

    OP,go for it and enjoy!
  6. Have you guys actually looked at my mobo? I know it supports CF, but do you know how much spece there is between cards? Well, there is no space. :D

    And I`m asking about my CPU, because I have seen that on other threads people are saying it may be a bottleneck and cause performance issues.

    Question about mobos - If I buy 1155 socket mobo. Let`s say this one http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-fatal1ty-z68-professional-gen3-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d Can I put any 1155 CPU on it? Ivy Bridge or Sandy bridge does it matter?
  7. as i said,2500k is a great cpu for gaming and will not cause any bottlenecks.
    xfx BB 7970 is not a 3 slotter so don't worry about space ;)
    EDIT: overclock your cpu for better performance.
  8. hellfire24 said:
    as i said,2500k is a great cpu for gaming and will not cause any bottlenecks.
    xfx BB 7970 is not a 3 slotter so don't worry about space ;)
    EDIT: overclock your cpu for better performance.



    You really don`t believe me, do you? :D Look at the picture, You see how much space there is between card and slot? Few mm. I don`t want one of my cards to overheat every time I switch on my system.

    http://i052.radikal.ru/1208/64/e473f9685324t.jpg
  9. oh crap!i missed the fact that you have a m-atx not the e-atx version lol.
    yes you need a better motherboard,how much you want to spend on motherboard?
  10. £150 can go up to £200. Is Z68 best for gaming? Currently looking at the one mentioned above. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-fatal1ty-z68-professional-gen3-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d

    But I have my doubts about it, because I`ve heard some bad things about ASRock.
  11. z77 is newer,not a big fan of asrock,i would suggest this one-
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z77-v-pro-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-d-sub-(vga)-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi-atx
    has all the required features and solid build quality.
  12. Cheers mate. But then I would better go with this one - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud5h-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-displayport-dvi-d-hdmi-atx since it has slightly more SATA ports + I never had Gigabyte and I know it is good brand.
  13. but it costs £5 more :P
  14. then save 50 and buy just 8gb ram not 16gb :) i am going to ruin myself by buying 3 120hz Benq XL2420T lcds, each for 386 eur, so i am gonna calm myself by saving those 50 euro :)
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