The Exiled Airman
- Jul 2, 2007
- 30,443 (6.45/day)
- Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
|Processor||AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz|
|Motherboard||Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios|
|Cooling||Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED|
|Memory||16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)|
|Video Card(s)||AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB|
|Display(s)||NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)|
|Case||AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)|
|Mouse||Roccat Kone XTD|
|Keyboard||Roccat Ryos MK Pro|
|Software||Windows 7 Pro 64|
A single 7970/7950 can handle the 3D Production workloads and games singularly just fine. Drivers have been working fine since Cat 12.8s. Looking at performance numbers with the 12.11 betas youd be in really good shape.So my new current build is on the first page. Total cost is $2873.
My biggest question now, in trying to keep costs down, is that crossfiring 2 7970s really give a performance boost? (As opposed to buying a single 7970) Or maybe I should consider a completely different graphics card?
Again I want to be able to game on highest resolution all the newest games, ect, while also be able to handle somewhat moderate 3d work if necessary.
Graphics cards I'm considering:
I don't think I'm going to set up the SSDs in RAID, two expensive and doesn't really see much performance boost.
As of now, I'm good with all the parts except maybe the graphics card. Still undecided on that.
After the graphics card gets nailed down, I'm going to try worrying about the noise. I'm unsure how noisy the case/fan/PSU I choose will be. This is going to be in a small room with two people, so obv. I don't want it to be obnoxious. Does anyone have experience with these items?
Crossfire is Truly Optional at this point. If You have the cash get two 7970s or 7950s