Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
Budget Range: 1000-3000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: everything including keyboard and mouse
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon and newegg
Parts Preferences: just quality parts it seems
SLI or Crossfire: been having mixed feelings. i want to but i do not want to deal with microstuttering and such, i only have 1 monitor so i thought it wasn't necessary to upgrade into 2x GPU or 3x
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or anything higher
Additional Comments: this build is going on the concept of silent but still being flashy with the case(maybe side panel also)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: the biggest reason i am upgrading is because i felt like i spent to much on my old system so i will be getting a new system with some better parts and want to either SLI/CFX right off the start or just stick with a single system with just 1 card for a while. Also is that i will not be upgrading this system maybe never will so i want something that can handle the next 3-5 years no problem(ex:CFX/SLI right off the start) after a period of time i will be giving this build to my brother to build a new one of course i will be keeping the build at a max of $1500 for the computer and will be using the rest for extras such as mouse/keyboard/monitor/fans
as i said, budget goes up to 3k including everything.
i seen that case before and heard that the cable management is not so great. and if you read the whole post i am deciding on if i should stick to a mid budget build with 1 card or 2 cards or go highend and get 3 cards
1 7970 is going to be enough for a while. If you really feel that that isn't enough then you can upgrade in a year or two. This build will even play metro 2033 at 60+ fps, which is basically the hardest game to run courrently. You really don't need more than this. This is a very high end system, it even beats most 680's. Making the only stronger cards the 7970 toxic, some 680's and the 690. If you aren't doing editing there is no reason to spend more than $1500 on a pc.
Lol... you have heard fanboy talk no doubt i have sli 670's no microstutters a 680 and 7970GHZ trade blows no clear winner a 7970GHZ does overclock better though and beats a 670 cost $50 -$100 more though if i recall correctly.
I would go for an 800w psu unless you are going to do 3 way cfx at some point.
Even 800w might be a little overkill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also if you don't plan on getting a third one I would get this motherboard instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also if you are gonna be playing on a 1920x1080 monitor I think you should only get one 7970 right now. Then in a year or two get another one, then they will be sub $200 so you will save some money. This card will play almost every game on highest setting in 1080p at 60fps, which is all that matters. The only thing you would be getting out of that extra $432.86 spent is seeing 130fps isntead of 70.
Well, if you really want this system to last for a long time a third card wouldn't be a bad option, that looks like pretty good mobo for 3way cfx and I don't think you are going to do better for that price. But even if you have a 120hz monitor that human eye can not perceive a difference past 60fpsm or the difference will be very small. I think you should go with one 7970 now and then if you feel you need another one in a year you could get one and it will probably be at least $100 cheaper. If you choose to get three at any point, it will be a very strong computer for a loong time.