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August 14, 2012 4:15:32 PM

going to build a gaming rig just need to get a Graphics Card

So what one should i get i will be playing them games and what GPU Will give me the better FPS on ULTRA

Worldo of warcraft
Minecraft
Starcraft 2
Maybe Call of Duty
Maybe GTA 4-5
Maybe Diablo 3



So what one
2 Of them
MSI AMD Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2GB
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeon...

Or

1 of them
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP 2GB
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...



Price not a problem
Oh and forgot to say what one will run better on 3 monitors

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August 14, 2012 4:29:21 PM

the 6950 is a beast card and with 2 of them would be even better
August 14, 2012 4:34:24 PM

corymartin66 said:
the 6950 is a beast card and with 2 of them would be even better

what about the 6970 its ment to be better by like 15 to 20 fps more then 6950

so what you think for them games the 6970 2 of them or one of gtx 680 and mike get one more gtx 680 if thats better then 2 6970s
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August 14, 2012 4:37:41 PM

If price isn't an issue, I recommend this...

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW

Or if you can wait it out, the gtx 660ti is going to be released on the 16th of this month...that's in two days! :D 
August 14, 2012 4:39:24 PM

both cards will max out your games with ease
a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 4:41:16 PM

2x6970 will be better than a single 680 however you might experience sli/crossfire related problems such as heat or micro stuttering. It will also require a good PSU.
2x680 will be a beast if you can afford it but as mentioned before you might have some problems related to multi GPU setups
August 14, 2012 4:45:27 PM

akxpckwb said:
2x6970 will be better than a single 680 however you might experience sli/crossfire related problems such as heat or micro stuttering. It will also require a good PSU.
2x680 will be a beast if you can afford it but as mentioned before you might have some problems related to multi GPU setups

getting a 850w PSU AND what you think i should do to keep it cool then this is my system im building just need GPU
Processor:£240:Intel® Core™ i7 2700K 3.50GHz
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor...
MotherBoard:£165:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Intel Z77
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...
Ram/Memory:£85:Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600Mhz
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc...
HardDrive:£93:Western Digital 1TB 64MB CHDD 7200 rpm
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive...
PowerSupply:£158:Corsair Professional Series AX850 80PLUS Gold® Power Supply
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...
Optical Drive:£15:LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldr...
SSDrive:£150:Samsung 830 Series 256GB Sold State Hard Drive 2.5"
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive...
CPU Cooler:£79:Corsair H80
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/c...
PC Case:£122:Cooler Master Storm Series Trooper Case
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cas...
OS:£85:Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsy...
PC Monitor:£180:ASUS VE248H 24"
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/24inchmonit...
PC Mouse:£52:Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/miceandt...
PC Keyboard:£70:Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/keyboard...
Fans:£22:x4 120mm
x4: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/r... this is my computer im getting
a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 4:54:20 PM

Since you are going pretty high end, I'd recommend getting a 3570K so you'll have PCI 3.0. Probably not an issue now, but might be as you upgrade the GPU or add another down the road.

Triple 1080p on BF3 (think the new driver release made some improvements). It's definitely playable but not going to be a smooth 60fps:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benc...
August 14, 2012 4:54:59 PM

DeusAres said:
Oops, since you mentioned 3 monitors...

This would be better...

GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970

With the
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5
What FPS YOU THINK I can get on all them gaming on Ultra Triple monitor
August 14, 2012 4:59:50 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Since you are going pretty high end, I'd recommend getting a 3570K so you'll have PCI 3.0. Probably not an issue now, but might be as you upgrade the GPU or add another down the road.

what about the i7 3770k
a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 5:01:03 PM

Would be fine but adds nothing for gaming over the 3570K. If you are transcoding videos or something then yes.
August 14, 2012 5:05:19 PM

Judging by the following benchmark, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping those games above 40 fps on max settings. I think you'd even achieve 50-60 fps on most of those titles seeing as how they're not all that gpu intensive.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-...

Look towards the bottom at the 2560x1600 res benchmark. That would more closely simulate a triple monitor setup...give or take a little fps. Keep in mind, this is battlefield 3 that is being benchmarked...the games you have mentioned is no where near as GPU intensive.
August 14, 2012 5:09:30 PM

Last I checked Eyefinity is still the preferred solution vs nvidia's solution for multi-monitors, and furthermore I think 7970 would suit you better since it has more vram.
August 14, 2012 5:09:52 PM

DeusAres said:
Judging by the following benchmark, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping those games above 40 fps on max settings. I think you'd even achieve 50-60 fps on most of those titles seeing as how they're not all that gpu intensive.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-...

Look towards the bottom at the 2560x1600 res benchmark. That would more closely simulate a triple monitor setup...give or take a little fps. Keep in mind, this is battlefield 3 that is being benchmarked...the games you have mentioned is no where near as GPU intensive.

What should i get then 2 6970 OR 1 GTX 680
August 14, 2012 5:13:14 PM

i just get the GTX 680
August 14, 2012 5:43:17 PM

I advocate the single card for two reasons:

1) You can buy a second card in half a year as an upgrade to help keep your system viable for new intensive games

2) Some games don't play well with crossfire/SLI

Just look for a quality card(s) with good heat dissipation solutions, keep an adequate supply of power, and have fun gaming.
August 14, 2012 6:38:32 PM

iDaveeFTW said:
What should i get then 2 6970 OR 1 GTX 680

I'd recommend you get the hd 7970. I believe it would perform better with a multi monitor setup rather than the gtx 680. It's also a bit cheaper than the gtx 680 and comes with an extra GB of VRAM. This will come in handy with a 3 monitor setup.
August 14, 2012 7:15:15 PM

UPDATE: Sapphire discontinued their Radeon HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition graphics card, so it's no longer available :( 

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