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Beau L.

Q. visitor asked, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231659. Excellent. Now to find the right GTX 970, and my little machine should be good until I have the time and patience to put together a new machine.. I've heard. From a purely objective standpoint, would you go with the EVGA GTX 970 SC or SuperSC?

Spencer J.
Hello, welcome to Newegg!
Thank you
Spencer J.
can I help you with RAM?
Yes, I'm trying to find something compatible with a GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Looks like the highest supported is DDR3/2133
Spencer J.
Yes, that would be it.
This G.Skill Ares Series, is that a quality product? It seems to get good reviews.
Spencer J.
yes, G.SKILL is a good brand,
Excellent. Now to find the right GTX 970, and my little machine should be good until I have the time and patience to put together a new machine.
Spencer J.
Nice :-) EVGA is good, great quality and customer support.
I've heard
Spencer J.
:-)
From a purely objective standpoint, would you go with the EVGA GTX 970 SC or SuperSC?
What's our basic difference? If the later simply further overclocked?
Spencer J.
Yeah, pretty much just a higher factory clock
Now for some food for thought, since my monitor, while very nice, is only a 1080p monitor, would I see any difference in performance between a GTX 970 and 980?
Spencer J.
not a whole lot, 980 is around 10-15% faster overall
an extra $160 for 10% faster, meh
Spencer J.
Thats what I say :-p
anyway, thanks for your help
you've been a great help
Spencer J.
you're welcome. :-)
thank you and have a nice evening!
Thanks
Spencer J.
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