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Posted by sbr2 on 7/19 at 8:53 pm to stout
I've pretty much never added in a second GPU right off the bat, would there be an advantages to doing so with such a powerful single GPU or would it be bottlenecked?


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Posted by stout on 7/19 at 8:58 pm to sbr2
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and throw in a 750w psu so he can xfire later


I don't know if he will do crossfire or not. He is still working off of like a 5 year old PC now which is why he is using a laptop to play.

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would there be an advantages to doing so with such a powerful single GPU or would it be bottlenecked?


Crossfire would be if you want to go 1440p and still play BF3 on ultra or something.

At 1080p that card will run everything you play. You could also just get one 7970 for a little more and it would last you for a very long time.



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Posted by bluebarracuda on 7/19 at 8:58 pm to sbr2
Basically for the future, you can always throw in a second card with no problems. Sometimes thats an easier/better upgrade path than getting a single card

Really only need 500w or 750w+



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Posted by Blitzed on 7/19 at 9:01 pm to stout
Arma 3 seems to have made some changes.


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Posted by stout on 7/19 at 9:02 pm to Blitzed
Nice. I am taking an IXISweat right now then I will be on.


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Posted by sbr2 on 7/19 at 9:04 pm to stout
Speaking of taking an IXISweat, he was asking about wireless network cards. I advised him to go that route over one of the USB ones, but I never spent much money on them so if someone has a better idea post it.


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Posted by sbr2 on 7/19 at 9:05 pm to stout
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At 1080p that card will run everything you play. You could also just get one 7970 for a little more and it would last you for a very long time.


Single card it is then.



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Posted by bluebarracuda on 7/19 at 9:33 pm to sbr2
I was talking going xfire in the future when that single 7950 starts "struggling" with games.


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Posted by sbr2 on 7/19 at 9:38 pm to bluebarracuda
I'm thinking I'll upgrade the PSU, get a single 7970, leave the rest as is and finish at around 1200


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Posted by BaddestAndvari on 7/19 at 9:46 pm to sbr2
When my processor finally finds time to grace my presence.. what benchmark should I run to get all up in this thread?


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Posted by bluebarracuda on 7/19 at 9:49 pm to sbr2
LINK Took stouts build and edited it a little with your new preferences

Do you OC? If you do we can throw in a better cooler for higher clocks


This post was edited on 7/19 at 9:51 pm

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Posted by bluebarracuda on 7/19 at 9:50 pm to BaddestAndvari
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what benchmark should I run to get all up in this thread?


3DMark is a good one for full systems, heaven is a good video card one, and I cant remember the good CPU one right now. It'll come to me soon



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Posted by sbr2 on 7/19 at 9:53 pm to bluebarracuda
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Do you OC?


I did with my aging build to string out the life a little, but only to where I could get by with air circulation and not need much more cooling.



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Posted by bluebarracuda on 7/19 at 10:01 pm to sbr2
I would grab one of these coolers then. Both are top of the line with about same performance:

Phanteks Air Cooler

Corsair H100 CLC




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Posted by brucevilanch on 7/20 at 9:05 am to sbr2
I'm excited for your return.


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Posted by brucevilanch on 7/20 at 10:58 am to bluebarracuda
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I cant remember the good CPU one right now.


cinebench



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Posted by sbr2 on 7/20 at 12:07 pm to brucevilanch
Everything ordered.


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Posted by brucevilanch on 7/20 at 12:52 pm to sbr2
wha???????????????????


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Posted by sbr2 on 7/20 at 12:52 pm to sbr2
God damn it where is the congratulations!?!?!


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Posted by jcole4lsu on 7/20 at 2:22 pm to stout
hey what drivers are the AMD cardboys running? im still experiencing some screen flicker in 2D applications so im thinking maybe its driver related.

just installed the beta 13.101



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