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First build and it went great. LOVE it. Looking to get another 7950 and another 2tb drive.

Well since I got the i7 3770k for less than a hundred bucks there was no reason to get an i5. XFX has lifetime warranty on their graphics cards, the 7950 was better price per performance than paying the extra 100 for the 7970ghz edition. They way the card is overclocked it performs just like the 7970. It stays extremely cool under load. AMD's newest beta driver fixes most if not all of the micro-stuttering with x-firing cards. I went with 16gb of ram cause it was a great black friday deal for like 40 bucks. The PSU was only 25 brand new. The A-data drive was extremely fast and has a 4 year warranty i believe. The case because its massive and has 8 fans. Also the case is opposite of how normal cases are. It puts the GPU up top so it blows directly out of the top of the case.

I work at best buy and got a great price for most of the parts, intel has an employee program that gives GREAT prices on the processors. Thats how i got the i7 3770k for less than a hundred.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Might want to add the reason you went with an i7 to the description before people start telling you that you should have gone with an i5.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

i have an evga card, but i like xfx.. nothing wrong with them...

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

What's wrong with xfx sry I don't know

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

There's nothing wrong with XFX. They make premium products, almost every review says so anyways.

  • 78 months ago
  • -1 points

terrible cooler on the 7950 and 7970...things go up in smoke

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

Doesn't the Double D make for lower temps?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

nope cause it blocks the VRM..toasts the thing

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It does. And besides, even if somehow you DO get a faulty card, XFX has a lifetime warranty.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

oh really? what do you think of sapphire

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

sapphire is one of the best

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

okay good thats what i have

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

No it doesn't get ure facts right

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

get your spelling straight

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Awesome comeback, the fact still remains, you are wrong.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

quite the opposite

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Perhaps he got the i7 because he wanted it, nuff said. I would of went a different way but not going to come down on somebody because they wanted one. :\

As for crossfire, IF you can get it to work right and have a game that takes advantage of it - do it. Whatever makes you happy, but if you think its going to add a lot of frames - dont buy because it wont.

I do like that case though!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey people, maybe he got the i7 because he didn't want to have to upgrade one of the most expensive parts of the PC...hrmmmm? Doh, that is actually quite logical. That is the reason I purchased the i7 when an i5 would have been suitable for my current needs. Technology is constantly evolving, and SOME OF US will be using our first build until it dies on us...and even then, we will probably just replace the part unless the whole thing is fried. I will also be adding more to it as components go on sale. I think it is wise to buy (one of) the best CPU on the market when making a new build, so you don't have to upgrade it anytime soon. <3 Starlana :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Well since I got the i7 3770k for less than a hundred bucks there was no reason to get an i5. XFX has lifetime warranty on their graphics cards, the 7950 was better price per performance than paying the extra 100 for the 7970ghz edition. They way the card is overclocked it performs just like the 7970. It stays extremely cool under load. AMD's newest beta driver fixes most if not all of the micro-stuttering with x-firing cards. I went with 16gb of ram cause it was a great black friday deal for like 40 bucks. The PSU was only 25 brand new. The A-data drive was extremely fast and has a 4 year warranty i believe. The case because its massive and has 8 fans. Also the case is opposite of how normal cases are. It puts the GPU up top so it blows directly out of the top of the case.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Why did you go with the xfx 7950?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It was the best card for around 300 hands down. Plus with the 3 games i got for free was totally worth it. (bioshock infinate, crysis 3, and blood dragon)

Amazing card. I have it overclocked to 1015mhz and the memory is overclocked to 1500mhz plays EVERYTHING at max settings with no issues. Now that i can get another one for around 200 i am defiantly getting another one.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't mean the card itself I meant the brand.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

And just so the people who downvoted me know I'm not bashing the card I am literally just curious about special features it may offer for the higher price you pay.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally went with xfx because of te lifetime warranty.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

gracias for the information.

  • 78 months ago
  • -1 points

I wouldnt XFire. AMD has huge problems with microstuttering. This might be fixed later on, but generally, dont CF. Also, why did u get an i7?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

like i said i got the i7 377k for less than a hundred bucks....why wouldnt I. AMD's latest beta drivers fixes all microstuttering...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of curiosity how is the xfx card running? I was thinking about getting it for my build.