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November 5, 2012 12:15:19 AM

So im gonna get a new GPU but im trying figure if i should get AMD or Nvidia for my gaming rig? :( 

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November 5, 2012 12:17:49 AM

What your budget?
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November 5, 2012 12:18:37 AM

bigcyco1 said:
What your budget?

500 MAX
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November 5, 2012 12:23:55 AM

nikita787 said:
500 MAX
MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking $389.99 $369.99 after rebate for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.You need to tell me the rest of your system specs first though ? Here are professional reliable reviews of the card with benchmarks:



http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...
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November 5, 2012 12:24:34 AM

Okay knowing that what is your current setup so we can get a feel for what would best serve you.

I see this is your current configuration but there are some things missing to help out

Nvidia GTX 560 SLI AMD FX-6300 Corsair hydro H-60 AZZA Solaris

whats your power supply? and possibly motherboard if you know it off hand.




Also, a couple of questions.

1. What kind of games do you play?
2. Are you more for performance or eye candy?
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November 5, 2012 12:28:16 AM

My specs are 2xNvidia gtx 660 ti,AMD FX 6300, azza titanium 1000w PSU,AZZA armor gaming case,asus M5A97 R2.0 :D 
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November 5, 2012 12:31:26 AM

Wait so you already have two 660 ti's ? What is wrong with them not good enough lol or why are you upgrading ?
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November 5, 2012 12:31:56 AM

Oh wow and you want to upgrade from 2 gtx 660ti's ? Any 500 dollar card will probably amount to simliar performance as those 2 cards in Sli.

Do you mean 2 560ti's as your profile suggests?
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November 5, 2012 12:32:47 AM

Im considering the AMD radeon 7970 in crossfire Config is that a good idea will I bottleneck? :o 
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November 5, 2012 12:35:38 AM

Well hold on first should figure out if you meant 2 560ti's versus 2 660ti's. And what your current needs are in terms of gaming. Typically its not a great idea to go with 2 cards unless there is reasoning behind it multi monitor configurations for example.
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November 5, 2012 12:36:10 AM

You can not buy two 7970 for 500 lol and yes it will bottle neck your cpu is weak no offense
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November 5, 2012 12:36:49 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You can not buy two 7970 for 500 lol and yes it will bottle neck your cpu is weak no offense

Im thinking about putting in a few more hundreds.
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November 5, 2012 12:36:51 AM

I mean 660 SLI sorry the profile 560 is a typo
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November 5, 2012 12:39:36 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You can not buy two 7970 for 500 lol and yes it will bottle neck your cpu is weak no offense

Well my CPU is overclocked and stable at 4.5 GHZ with corsair H-60 hydro series cooling.
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November 5, 2012 12:40:53 AM

Yea I wouldn't move from your 2 660ti's if you already have them. Now if you had just purchased them and wanted to get a new card then yea I would suggest something in the ballpark of a 7950/70.

I mean his cpu is brand new the fx 6300. Its not a awful cpu its just not what people would normally suggest with people grabbing expensive video card configurations.

If I may ask what has you wanting a new set of card/s.
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November 5, 2012 12:43:02 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea I wouldn't move from your 2 660ti's if you already have them. Now if you had just purchased them and wanted to get a new card then yea I would suggest something in the ballpark of a 7950/70.

I mean his cpu is brand new the fx 6300. Its not a awful cpu its just not what people would normally suggest with people grabbing expensive video card configurations.

If I may ask what has you wanting a new set of card/s.

Im having issues with my current set of cards and I kinda want to future proof my system to I figured id up my system to 6GB of vram
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November 5, 2012 12:44:47 AM

Well something to keep in mind that even if you were to say for example get 2 7970's which the base models are set to I believe 3 gigabytes you won't effectively have 6 gigabytes of ram going at the same time. You will have 2 cards working in tandem at the same amount of ram.

What kind of issues are you currently experiencing maybe we can help you solve that.
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November 5, 2012 12:45:25 AM

Also my cpu isnt weak it is an AMD FX 6 core 4.5GHZ OC :D 
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November 5, 2012 12:45:43 AM

Sometimes when I play games my computer crashes and sometimes randomly the Nvidia drivers will crash. :o 
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November 5, 2012 12:46:16 AM

Well clock speed doesn't always translate well in everything. 6 core processors aren't really optimized for most applications in terms of gaming. Typically the sweet spot is somewhere between tri cores and quad cores at the moment.
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November 5, 2012 12:48:05 AM

Have you tried running with 1 card to see if the problem persists? Also your motherboard isn't SLi certified.
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November 5, 2012 12:49:23 AM

Yea ive tryed 1 card still the same thing happens also sometimes artifacts will show up :fou: 
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November 5, 2012 12:51:09 AM

Nvidia drivers don't crash with my 670's so don't know why yours are something sounds fishy here to me i don't know what it could be but to make long story short you want amd here you go that is there best card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 5, 2012 12:51:54 AM

Uh oh! well that may be something else entirely! You can run a program furmark to see if the problem persists . http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

I would also get in contact with the manufacture of the video card and tell them you have a bad card by the sound of it.
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November 5, 2012 12:53:57 AM

Ok this is bad now green lines are on my screen??????????????????????? :fou:  :fou:  :fou:  :fou:  :fou:  :fou: 
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November 5, 2012 12:54:38 AM

Sounds like the cards are going....
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November 5, 2012 12:58:00 AM

Yea my card is gone thanks guys for the help :) 
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November 5, 2012 12:59:24 AM

just keep your sli setup. in multi gpu setup sli is better than cf
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