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Windows 7: Suggestions on a GPU

20 May 2011   #11
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

If your running a multi monitor set up apparently ATI scale much better in Xfire than SLI does..read a review somewhere recently about it and ATI was hands down better.
Then NV have better tessalation support.physx and CUDA if you can use it.Considering the Motherboard/CPU combo your planning on I'd be looking at the 6970/570 as a minium...and those 2 model cards can be run in a triple card config..it would be stretching your PSU tho with 3 cards.
And I'd be watercooling the whole shebang.


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20 May 2011   #12
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simmo View Post
If your running a multi monitor set up apparently ATI scale much better in Xfire than SLI does..read a review somewhere recently about it and ATI was hands down better.
Then NV have better tessalation support.physx and CUDA if you can use it.Considering the Motherboard/CPU combo your planning on I'd be looking at the 6970/570 as a minium...and those 2 model cards can be run in a triple card config..it would be stretching your PSU tho with 3 cards.
And I'd be watercooling the whole shebang.
I'm going with water cooling, much more efficient, but doesn't water cooling work only with CPU's?

Also, the "tower" I'm getting has quite a nice cooling system... link.

Not sure about GTX... Right now I'm stuck with this;
x2 6870
or
x1 570
or
x1 6970
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20 May 2011   #13
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

No..you can buy waterblocks for GPU's also. The only catch is they are manufactured to fit reference cards only before manufactureres add on there cooling solutions and change the layout on the card.

you can watercool ram/HDDs...also

the Rampage 3 has full cover waterblock available

Check The Kool Room e.g...or Aquacool...Radiical Computers etc
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20 May 2011   #14
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simmo View Post
No..you can buy waterblocks for GPU's also. The only catch is they are manufactured to fit reference cards only before manufactureres add on there cooling solutions and change the layout on the card.

Seems like too much trouble, I'll liquid cool the CPU only, the fans should suffice for the GPU cooling.

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20 May 2011   #15
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

ok..well if your planning on xfire sli w/e and air cooling then try to get cards that Externally vent the heat..gigabyte e.g use aftermarket cooling and the heat exhausts inside the case...theres sfa room betwwen the top and bottom cards and the top card willl run hotter than the bottom due to restrictions on its air intake
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20 May 2011   #16
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

SilverStone Raven RV02-E with window [RV02-EW] - $185.00 : PC Case Gear nice case imo

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16069 hassle free W/C loop for your CPU and a good quality unit too boot
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20 May 2011   #17
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Alright, I'm looking at 6870, has THREE fans. Gigabyte, just like you suggested, it'll probably stay cool.

I think I'll use this card, fit two of them and I think it'll work, when I'll start hitting the limit, I might add another one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simmo View Post
I prefer the other one I mentioned in a link, I like all of those fans, side, front, back, and top...


Last question about Crossfire and/or SLI, if you have two or more of those cards, do they suffer a penalty? Or is the performance the same as the main cards? Meaning if you have two cards, the performance is doubled.
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20 May 2011   #18
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Performane increases yes..doubles? I'm not sure about that tho

Only penalty I'm aware of is if you fit different cards.i.e...fitting a 6850 with a 6950...the faster cards slows down to match the slower card. And if the Ram on the cards is differnt..it will again default to the lowest denominator.

Personally I buy both cards at the same time..if I was to add a third I'd be hunting the same card as the ones already fitted

The adv with the case I linked is that the mobo is rotated 90 degrees so the heat will rise away faster..the Gigabyte card exhausts heat inside your case.

Possible workaround for the heat is to run your monitor off the bottom of the 2 cards allowing the top card to run a little cooler.
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20 May 2011   #19
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, I think I've finally decided, x2 6870's. Gigabyte edition for the sake of cooling. Thanks for all of the help that was received by all in such a short notice. I'll provide reps for those who assisted.

If you have anything to add, please add it to this thread. I check my subscriptions daily to make sure I don't miss anything.

Thanks again.
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20 May 2011   #20
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Water cool only if you are overclocking to extreme levels.
No need for crossfire on 5850 or higher cards if you are only running 1680x1050 since that is a low resolution.
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