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Radeon 7970 CF VS GTX 670 FTW SLI

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November 7, 2012 8:06:04 PM

This is going to be a gaming / minor editing build, and my first. I was pretty set on getting SLI 670's but was doing some research and saw the 7970's might be better can any one enlighten me on what's better for my build? Also since my build isn't set in stone if anyone thinks that there is a change i can make to make the build better feel free to make a note on that too.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card SLI: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card OR

Video Card CF: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Since my HDD is a bare drive, where do i buy the cords for it? I heard from a friend if it's bare there are no cords with it, is that even true?
November 7, 2012 8:06:29 PM

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Support Video Card OR
that OR is for like that or crossfire not part of the item name sorry.
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November 7, 2012 10:03:24 PM

Couple of things.
You need a cooler for CPU, if you want to overclock. Suggest Coolermaster Hyper 212Evo. In order to fit that, you should get low profile RAM, like Corsair CML.
Cooleermaster PSUs aren't the best. Seasonic, PC Power&Cooling, Corsair, Antec, XFX all good. You don't need 1000w+. If using nVidia GPU, 750w is plenty. If using the Radeon HD7970, it may be worth getting 850w, no more. Check your editing software doesn't prefer one, over the other. If that's not an issue, the Radeon is more powerful, and that is decent one. If going with nVidia, the Gigabyte Windforce, or MSI Power Edition, better than the EVGA.
You should have adequate SATA cables, supplied with mobo.
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November 8, 2012 2:57:39 AM

7970 GHz CF would beat even a 690 or a 680 SLI.
Also, Vapor-X - you can't go wrong with that.

800-850w would be suggested for the CF though, as malbluff said.

I would change your motherboard with an ASRock z77 Extreme4, since ASUS overprices things.
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