Need new 7970 for crossfire

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by liverunnin, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. liverunnin

    liverunnin Junior Member

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    I bought a Diamond 7970 reference card last year on sale. I have NZXT 750W HALE82 80 plus bronze psu, and my cpu is a i5 3570k running at 4.2ghz. Will my PSU be enough to run 2 7970 cards at stock speeds? Should I go for another reference model? I was planning on getting crysis 3 and bioshock infinite later on, but now they are being offer for free with amd cards. I do game on 5760x1080 and feel the need to max everything on this setup. Dont like having to play BF3 online on low settings to maintain 60 frames in eyeinfinity. :( Will my PSU be enough to power them? PLZ help.
     
  2. chimaxi83

    chimaxi83 Diamond Member

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    That PSU is enough. Overclocking will push it, but at stock, more than enough.
     
  3. liverunnin

    liverunnin Junior Member

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    What is the best cheapest 7970 to get from newegg? I want to stay at stock speeds, dont want to go over 750watts. Will two 7970 be enough for next gen if I ever decide to go back to one monitor? I would like to keep them for 3 years if its possible.
     
  4. RussianSensation

    RussianSensation Elite Member

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    That PSU is fine. You could get an HD7970 1Ghz from Gigabyte for $380. It's superior to a reference cooler and 1Ghz means a bit more speed since you don't intend to overclock.