Hello I was planning on getting a pair of Crossfired amd radeon HD 7970's and had a few before hand questions...
my first question is, i had orrigionaly hen i built this rig 2 weeks ago bought the R9-290, but when running Crysis 3 it caused my motherboard to scream at me for the heat to go down... sirens and lights flashing and all.... i checked my gpu temperature program and it had reached 110 celcius and was still rising... so i had to shut down crysis 3 and unplug my 2nd monitor.... I sent the card back to newegg and they kindly offered to refund me for store credit... I am probably going to replace that card with dual 7970's and was wanting to ask b4 i went ahead and did this... has anyone experienced heating issues with crossfired 7970's... my motherboard has room for 3 of them not that i'm going to use 3 EVER!!! but I want to get a general idea of how hot crossfired 7970's get and if theres anything anyone can reccomend i do to lower the temp on them without voiding the warranty.
my motherboard is the Asus crosshair V formula Z. i have a 1200 watt modular powersupply from corsair. and my case is the coolermaster CM storm trooper.
my other question is... can i still aquire 2 New 7970's seeing as the R9 and R7 series are out ( which btw are worse than last years models in my opinion ie: run hotter and less powerfull) my friend told me that they had been discontinued but another friend told me that graphics card companies usualy dont discontinue their cards untill 3rd generation.
and my final question is with my 1200 watt powersupply do i have enough power to run 2 of these cards? I'm running and amd FX-9370 vishera 4.4 ghz 8 core processor with the board i mentioned above and 4 hard drives ( 2 ssd's and 2 mechanical)
I know this is alot of questions... I'm new to AMD i've been with intell for years but finaly got sick of their over pricing for same quality as AMD if not worse.