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GPU pref. for high performance home flight sim. and gaming

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February 23, 2013 8:12:32 PM

Hello everyone! I consider myself an enthusiast gamer and am also a pilot looking to build a pretty serious flight simulator with 2 or 3 displays (1 for instrument panel, 2 for windscreen view). I intend to buy the nicest displays I can (display port, 1440P, etc) in the future.

I plan on starting with:

CPU: i5 3570k

MoBo: P8z77-v Deluxe

Memory: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600

PSU: Corsair HX850.

I was thinking of going with two Gigabyte 670 gtx's (T.H. highest rated 670)...

Do you think its worth it to upgrade to the 680? I would probably just buy one now and get one in a couple of months if that were the case.

Thank you for the advice.

-C.R.



February 23, 2013 8:19:04 PM

I also have nothing against Radeon 7970's too if yall think it will perform better for multi display gaming. I should add, i will overclock.
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February 23, 2013 8:36:51 PM

SLI 4GB 680's or 3/6GB 7970's is what you'll need to play at that resolution with three monitors. IF you want to max out the settings (in other games I should add, flight simulators like FSX are more CPU demanding, but you'll want the graphic horsepower), you will need an even stronger solution (at that point you're talking GTX Titans in Tri-Sli or something rediculous.
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February 23, 2013 10:07:00 PM

2 7970 GHz's seems the best for you.
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February 23, 2013 10:15:38 PM

Wouldnt recommend two screens for viewing - you'd have the bezels right in the middle - might try 3-wide with a much cheaper 4th monitor for instruments.

Or, game on a single widescreen 27"+ with instruments on another.

I'd go cf 7970 3gb
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April 4, 2013 5:52:44 PM

7970's work great in Xfire and are much easier, (IMHO), to set up for multiple screens than 680's in SLI.
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