why x-fire 7870's instead of a 7970 GHz? are they better than i think?
X-fire 7870's would blow a single 7970GHz out of the water, if the program scales decently with multiple cards.
Not with AMD's frame stuttering issues.
Sort of not really an issue anymore with beta drivers that were released about a month ago and Radeon Pro. Have you been living under a rock?
It is still an issue it is just reduced. They don't have a hardware solution yet like Nvidia does so it isn't truly "solved" yet.
I'm not saying that it isn't an issue, but it has been reduced to such a degree that most people won't notice it and is now a viable option that even I would suggest and I HATE stuttering.
The only people that say it hasn't more or less been fixed for the average user (i.e. dual cards at 1080p) are haters.
Of course, this only applies to dual card configuration.
Triple cards and over is still in issue, but really, how many people use more than 2 cards? Most people don't even run 2.
Also, saying that dual 7870's won't spank a 7970 is just plain wrong.
In the end, the frame timing and dropping thing is something that people cling to just to bash AMD, much like how they criticize things like AMD drivers (which admittedly, at times, are terrible).
At the price they were at plus the big discount at the time. It was a no brainer.
Reason for the 8350 over the 4670k/3570k? Streaming or light editing or something similar?
My next build will be an intel. I have always been an AMD Fan. I wanted to try out the new 8350 and so far I like it :)
8350 is better than the i5 3570k and idk about the 4670k, it's a still a god cpu
The 8350 is better than the i5 in very specific tasks that make use of parallel processing like video or music editing/encoding. In everything else the i5 3570k is better.
Where are you getting that from?
Those cables can do with a lot of work.
I'm curious as to when you got this, because the XFX, Gigabyte, MSI and Powercolor 7950's are cheaper than those 7870's. And the MSI and Powercolor models aren't voltage locked so you can get some pretty good overclocks on them.
Not saying that the 7870's aren't bad, just wondering if they were cheaper than the 7950's when you bought the parts.
Old Pic. Cables are looking good right now.
At the price the 7870 were at plus the big discount at the time. It was a no brainer.
Yeah, that makes sense. The 7950's only recently dropped in price.
plus this is the first amd vid card i owned. I always had geforce plus I always owned XFX and those guys don't carry those cards anymore :(
Thank God your cables were a huge mess and no way would I have posted a picture like that. Like the crossfired 7870's, are they the ghz ed? Overall nice build.
yeah they are man. My cables are looking better now lol thanks for the comment
Unless this is an older build I don't agree with it... especially with the most expensive component being windows 7 ultimate.
IMO misuse of money
That being said the core components are great and this should serve you well
TIP: description will save you a lot of grief..
I didn't pay for Windows. Just showing what OS I am running that's all..
Description would have helped that.
Are the 7870's being air cooled? I've been thinking about xfire with this exact card but I'm worried about temp on them. What Temps do you see under load?
yes they are air cooled with no heading problem! sorry for the long 5 month reply. lol
Could have put out a much better build for that price.. :C
The actual cost of the components in the power is only about 1300 dollars. And you can't really do much better than what he's bought(you can get 7950's for the same price as those 7870's, but that's about it).
Oh dear lord i actually commented on the wrong build. lol sorry :V
It's okay lol I thought I did pretty good on my prices :)
why did you get 7870's over a gtx 760's?
7870's (when overclocked) perform largely the same as 760s, and they're cheaper on average. For the average price of a 760, he could have gone with dual 7950's, which have a similar average price range (though the Gigabyte, Powercolor and XFX 7950's are around 200 dollars right now).
It is a Blu-Ray burner.
lol yes i didnt pay for Windows and The drive was only $30 when I got it.