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magnetmagmaa

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I just want to know what this Graphics card is capable of:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127608
will it be able of running call of duty or battlefield at high FPS??
Im a noobcake on graphics cards! :D thanks for any help! :D
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Hi again magnetmagmaa

It is a very capable card but there are better for the same or even less cash (in some cases) an example card for you http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= a less expensive variation of the same card http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

Any further questions give us a shout.
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Also, if you're not set on NVIDIA, this card is an outstanding value and will blow the 560ti out of the water.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121624
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To determine that your current computer is capable of supporting the GPU upgrade, it would be useful to know the specs, especially the make and model of the PSU.

Review, > 7850, > http://www.tomshardw...hmark,3148.html

Edit,

Just looked up your other posts, so just need to know if you went for the 700w PSU.

Edited by iammykyl, 22 August 2012 - 04:33 AM.

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sorry this might sound confusing but the other posts where on a different computer build that will be used by my dad and now im building one just for myself :D so its completly different thats for the replys guys and because all of the Gpu's you suggested are in my budget which one if the best? just on performance not value for money? Thanks!

Edited by magnetmagmaa, 22 August 2012 - 10:12 AM.

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It's hard to give a definite answer to that as some cards perform better in games than others. BF3, for instance, I believe tends to play better on NVIDIA cards. The HD 7870 and GTX 570 perform pretty close in general, with the 7870 having a little bit of an edge, IMO, due to the extra VRAM. What exactly is your budget? If you're looking for something in the $230 - $250 range then you'll do well with either of those cards. If you can stretch closer to $300 then you're looking at either a GTX 660ti or a HD 7950. Also, what are the other components of the computer you are building? Monitor resolution, PSU, and CPU will also impact what GPU will be best for your build.
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well i decided to go with a MSI lightning radeon HD 7970

( http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo)

as it seemed like the best to buy and because i went AMD with this build it wasnt as expensive so i could fit in my budget but will it be ok with a 700w power supply im also going to be using a AMD FX-8150
( http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103960 )
with a antec 1200 case(http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129100)
and i will be using the extra two fans it can fit into it i plan on overclocking
Thanks for all help! :D
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but will it be ok with a 700w power supply


We are unable to give the OK for the PSU without knowing the brand/model. It will depend on the type of PCI-E connectors and amps on the 12V rail/s.

What monitor will you be using?


Edit, spelling.

Edited by iammykyl, 22 August 2012 - 10:32 PM.

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Kidnova asked, "What monitor/resolution will you be using"

Info. Please read this article/review. Even though the linked information is long, it is worth reading. > http://techreport.com/articles.x/23419

Edited by iammykyl, 23 August 2012 - 07:50 AM.

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Kidnova asked, "What monitor/resolution will you be using"

Info. Please read this article/review. Even though the linked information is long, it is worth reading. > http://techreport.com/articles.x/23419



Bought one of those myself. It's, IMO, the perfect card for 1080P gaming. Once you go above that resolution, or if you're a fan of maxing out AA then the memory bandwidth becomes a problem and you're probably better off shelling out the extra money for a GTX 670 or HD 7970.
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most likely be using a 1080p monitor :D
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most likely be using a 1080p monitor

:D


Then any of the cards discussed will work with that resolution,

If you want us to give the all clear for the PSU you intend to use in your system? Please give the brand and model.
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Ok i will juts give you everythink then you can see if its all good! :D

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129100

I will be using the extra two fan slots with High RPM fans

MotherBoard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130649

Cpu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103960

I will be using an after-market Cpu fan to keep tempretures Lower!

Cpu Fan: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106186

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127670

I will most likely be using 2 of this graphics cards and just out of curiousity can i fit 3 of these Graphics cards onto the MotherBoard and if i did will everything still be ok?

Ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231507

I know 32Gb Ram is really not nesesary but I wont it to be more Future proof!

SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147164

Hard Drive: http://www.pixmania....html#pix-review

Optical Drive: http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B0075WEPJI

Software for Optical Drive: http://www.imgburn.com/

I would be overclocking the system pretty high aswell so keep that in mind thats why i have soo much Airflow through my case! thank you for taking the time to go through the different parts any comments suggestions or improvements? thanks for you help! :D
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Just out of curiosity, why pay the $80 premium for that card as opposed to the Gigabyte below?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125413

Yes, it has a slightly higher stock core clock, but given that you'll likely be overclocking it anways they should both be able to achieve similar performance.

Also, it doesn't look like you are worried about it, but Crossfiring 7970s on a 1080P monitor is going to give you little or no benefit. One 7970 is enough to handle max settings for practically any game on the market at 1080P. If you decide to go with a higher resolution or mult-monitor setup then you'll see benefits.

Edited by kidnova, 27 August 2012 - 12:44 PM.

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Good point and i did think about it!
well the MSI version claims:
Unlocked Digital Power
- Unlocked BIOS: One click to unlock all protections for extreme overclocking
- Digital PWM Controller: More stable and precise voltage by digital signal
- Enhanced Power Design: 2X Power output for maximum OC potential

Also: GPU Reactor
- An add-on device on the back of R7970 Lightning (Behind GPU) for the overclocking stability
- Provide 88% higher power capacity and eliminate power noise (ripple)

And the Twin Frozr 4 is meant to be a high quality fan it also spins backwards for the first 30 seconds after booting up to removed dust.

Not just that but when you go with MSI you can also you their free Predator recording software! :D

Edit: also i am thinking in the future of having dual or maybe even a 3 way monitor system again its just me thinking about the future because i hope to keep this build for a long time and maybe upgrade a few things along the way! i might not get 2 graphics cards yet wait till i get another monitor and use dual 7990's after they come out as i probably wont get another monito for a while! :D

Edited by magnetmagmaa, 27 August 2012 - 01:36 PM.

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