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Building a gaming PC need Help with which GPU to use

post #1 of 12
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I Currently have

Case: thermaltake level 10 gts mid sized

Power supply: Thermaltake (I forgot the number and don't have it on me i'll edit it and update later) broonze editioon modular 850 watt

MB: Asus Sabertooth 990 fx AM3+ AMD 990fx

CPU: AMD FX-8350 FX eight core

RAM: Corsair Vengence red 16gb (2x8) 1600mhz

HD: Corsair force gt 240gb ssd

Slave: (NOT OWNED YET) 3 TB segate 7200 rpms

OS: win 8 pro

3 led 120 fans and 1 led 220 fan plus the 2or 3 stock case fans and vid card and processor fans

now my question is the VID Card i picked out is

MSI AMD Radeon HD 7970 2pmd3gd5/oc grapichs card for 439.99

should I go with that or a Nvadia Geforce card for a around the same price be better? I'm only going to do 1 for now and in the future maybe move up to 2 so size does matter i notice that alot of the ghz editions of the Radeon seem to be overly big and tend t o have 2 - 3 fans while have a lot of complaints that the fans burn out or over all fail and then they're cards burn out in less than a half year.



Mike
Edited by SilverFoxhound - 1/20/13 at 1:58pm
post #2 of 12
I have an MSI 7970 (lightning edition) and I am very pleased with it and it runs way cooler than my gtx 570 did. however, I feel that it might be overkill, since I play at 1080p. a lower end card would probably do just as well. what resolution and games are y ou playing?
post #3 of 12
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Also 1080p 60ghz i have samsung tv 37 inch ill look up the model number in a but and quote u and post it that ill be playing on
Edited by SilverFoxhound - 1/26/13 at 6:22am
post #4 of 12
if you want to save some money a 7950 would probably be just as good at 1080p as the 7970.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by kaibrok View Post

if you want to save some money a 7950 would probably be just as good at 1080p as the 7970.
I was actually just looking into that would I really notice a difference between the brands on which one I get say memory 1250 compaired to 1750?
post #6 of 12
just grab a 7950 boost edition and you'll be good to go.
post #7 of 12
That's overkill. 7850 will do just fine.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by SilverFoxhound View Post

I Currently have

Case: thermaltake level 10 gts mid sized

Power supply: Thermaltake (I forgot the number and don't have it on me i'll edit it and update later) broonze editioon modular 850 watt

MB: Asus Sabertooth 990 fx AM3+ AMD 990fx

CPU: AMD FX-8350 FX eight core

RAM: Corsair Vengence red 16gb (2x8) 1600mhz

HD: Corsair force gt 240gb ssd

Slave: (NOT OWNED YET) 3 TB segate 7200 rpms

OS: win 8 pro

3 led 120 fans and 1 led 220 fan plus the 2or 3 stock case fans and vid card and processor fans

now my question is the VID Card i picked out is

MSI AMD Radeon HD 7970 2pmd3gd5/oc grapichs card for 439.99

should I go with that or a Nvadia Geforce card for a around the same price be better? I'm only going to do 1 for now and in the future maybe move up to 2 so size does matter i notice that alot of the ghz editions of the Radeon seem to be overly big and tend t o have 2 - 3 fans while have a lot of complaints that the fans burn out or over all fail and then they're cards burn out in less than a half year.



Mike
That is a good video card, though ATI still has some very, very minor issues with it when it comes to crossfire setups as you may do in the near future. Nvidia scales much better in dual or tri-sli configurations. I'm running two Nvidia GTX-580's in SLI and average between 170 to 200 FPS at 1650 x 1080 resolution without any video card overclocking.
post #9 of 12
They question needs to be asked in regards to what kind of moniter you will be using and what kind of resolutions are you trying to push.

I know that you mentioned that you may also go SLI or Crossfire in the future, but I would wonder if your CPU would become a bottleneck with that much GPU horsepower.


I would just caution you against eventually putting $800-$1000 in video cards in your computer and not having everything else up to snuff.

I'm personally running a hexacore I7 with an Nvidia GTX 295. I can play most games with the graphics tuned up at 1920X1200. My gpu is older, but it does the job.
post #10 of 12
I would go with NVIDIA over amd, if you have the cash.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
i ended up going amd, 7970 no super charge. oddly enough its been playing the games recommened for a nvida geforce better than some of the games it was recommended like borederlands 2 looks amazing with it not one slip or jitter full custom and everything, besides 3d. but games like starcraft 2 hots jitters in matches and when i first start up the game, but that might be my internet other than that it also looks amazing. 1080p movies look really nice to i do buy in to the whole 3d thing yet i think its ether going to devlope better to where u ether dont need glasses or go away, so i couldnt tell you about that yet and i know theres complains about motion sickness with it and the amout of time ive spent playing games kinds dont wanna feel sick after lol in my opinion
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by uuddlrlrbass View Post

I would go with NVIDIA over amd, if you have the cash.
see post above this one
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