Its been awhile since I've built a gaming PC and I just want to make sure I'm getting the performance I should be.
I'm a professional multimedia artist so I spend my working hours on a Mac. I have built and owned many PC's in the past (for work and fun), I just try to use the best tools for the job.
Heres my hardware list (I wanted to stay as AMDish as possible)
Crosshair Formula V Thunderbolt
Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 16GB kit
MSI Radeon HD 7970 (Reference) in Crossfire
CoolerMaster 1k PSU (from previous build came bundled with a CMSacker)
Corsair Carbide Case
2x 128 WD NX1 SSD SLC in Raid0
2x 1tb Seagate Cudas in Raid0
27" Apple Cinema Display (this is why I went AMD per Mini Display)
I was hoping to be blown away, sadly this is not the case.
1. OC'ing is has not been as fruitful as I hoped it would have been (for the video cards and the CPU).
2. Gaming is all over the place, I have to go into catalyst and change the crossfire settings for each game
I'm kinda hoping that a component is the problem but nothing is identifying itself as one (to me at least) or maybe I just need to tweak some settings. Any help would be greatly appreciated.