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Nope, dont need anything else.
Why does everyone keep saying to gets another SSD, Don't want to go too nuts with them, already got 1 HDD for Games and Media, 1 SSD for OS and Critical/Standard Programs.

Don't get me wrong, the 7950s are great for the price, but a 7950 wont have as much of a jump over a 670 (which is what I have at the moment.)
Then you'll say to crossfire the 7950's, but when if i sell my 670 it means I could also get another 7970.

I just wanted to know what peoples opinions are of the cards that I am able to get from PCCG, what works well concerning heat, noise, that sort of thing. Not to be told to look at something else when yes, it may cost less, but I'm not going to be able to tell the difference between what I have and what I'll get.

Or is it just worth waiting for next years cards, considering that 2013 is knocking on the door.
I would create my own thread about this question, but A: I have already made one asking between 7970's and 670's available at PCCG, and B: that thread would not get the same level of exposure to people with experience in certain types of cards that a thread dedicated to that card would.

Also to add to information regarding this, will be going tri screen in the next few months, am yet to decide on resolution (1440 or 1080)
Edited by Tweetbix - 11/28/12 at 11:50pm
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My first run of 3dMark11 in X mode.



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http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5070771
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Nope, dont need anything else.
Why does everyone keep saying to gets another SSD, Don't want to go too nuts with them, already got 1 HDD for Games and Media, 1 SSD for OS and Critical/Standard Programs.
Don't get me wrong, the 7950s are great for the price, but a 7950 wont have as much of a jump over a 670 (which is what I have at the moment.)
Then you'll say to crossfire the 7950's, but when if i sell my 670 it means I could also get another 7970.
I just wanted to know what peoples opinions are of the cards that I am able to get from PCCG, what works well concerning heat, noise, that sort of thing. Not to be told to look at something else when yes, it may cost less, but I'm not going to be able to tell the difference between what I have and what I'll get.
Or is it just worth waiting for next years cards, considering that 2013 is knocking on the door.
I would create my own thread about this question, but A: I have already made one asking between 7970's and 670's available at PCCG, and B: that thread would not get the same level of exposure to people with experience in certain types of cards that a thread dedicated to that card would.
Also to add to information regarding this, will be going tri screen in the next few months, am yet to decide on resolution (1440 or 1080)

Then I would suggest the Gigabyte 7970 then. My TF3 7950 is fairly loud, and I have read a lot that the Windforces are much quiter than the Twin Forzers. However, the Lightning does look sexy..
Plus, with the option to dbl up on the 7970s if you sell your 670's? Go for it.
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post #18244 of 38704
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My first run of 3dMark11 in X mode.



X3901
Sapphire HD7950 950mhz Edition 1325/1800

impressive overclock. I assume your under full water?
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Hey guys! If I pair a 7950 with a Core2Duo 2.93GHZ, how bad is the bottleneck?

Dear god.... that's a massive bottle neck, I had a gtx 560 ti with a core2duo and it was horrid, I can image what it would be like with two 7950's. In BF 3 I'd get like 15 FPS with that set up.
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impressive overclock. I assume your under full water?

Heatkiller block on the HD7950 and DT SNIPER on the 3770k. Alphacool UT60 420 radiator. Swiftech MCP655 pump.
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post #18247 of 38704
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Don't get me wrong, the 7950s are great for the price, but a 7950 wont have as much of a jump over a 670 (which is what I have at the moment.)
I just wanted to know what peoples opinions are of the cards that I am able to get from PCCG, what works well concerning heat, noise, that sort of thing. Not to be told to look at something else when yes, it may cost less, but I'm not going to be able to tell the difference between what I have and what I'll get.

the HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970 at the same clocks.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34761-amd-hd-7950-vs-hd-7970-clocks/

amazing value for your money. go for a HD 7950 boost which runs at 925 mhz boost clocks. these cards come with 1.25v stock voltage. max out power option to +20%. you can hit 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz at stock voltage.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=21564

if you want to spend the entire store credit of 530 bucks i recommend the MSI HD 7970 Lightning boost edition running at 1150 Mhz. custom design PCB. very high quality components. the only thing is the 2 DVI ports are single link and can only support 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200 . they cannot support 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1600. for that you have to use the miniDP port. thumb.gif

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=21977
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the HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970 at the same clocks.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34761-amd-hd-7950-vs-hd-7970-clocks/
amazing value for your money. go for a HD 7950 boost which runs at 925 mhz boost clocks. these cards come with 1.25v stock voltage. max out power option to +20%. you can hit 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz at stock voltage.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=21564
if you want to spend the entire store credit of 530 bucks i recommend the MSI HD 7970 Lightning boost edition running at 1150 Mhz. custom design PCB. very high quality components. the only thing is the 2 DVI ports are single link and can only support 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200 . they cannot support 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1600. for that you have to use the miniDP port. thumb.gif
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=21977

Really? on the Lightning that seems like a really dumb thing for them to do.
post #18249 of 38704
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the HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970 at the same clocks.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34761-amd-hd-7950-vs-hd-7970-clocks/
amazing value for your money. go for a HD 7950 boost which runs at 925 mhz boost clocks. these cards come with 1.25v stock voltage. max out power option to +20%. you can hit 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz at stock voltage.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=21564
if you want to spend the entire store credit of 530 bucks i recommend the MSI HD 7970 Lightning boost edition running at 1150 Mhz. custom design PCB. very high quality components. the only thing is the 2 DVI ports are single link and can only support 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200 . they cannot support 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1600. for that you have to use the miniDP port. thumb.gif
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=21977

I have always been a fan of Sapphire cards. I bought mine when they first came out and haven't had a problem. Overclocked really well. Stock fan on mine is extremely loud though. I just purchased the accelero for it so, judging from the reviews, that should take care of my fan noise problem and give me some better temps. With that being said, I would have to second raghu's suggestion. Get the Lightning. Just my 2cents.gif
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Guys ,
How do you deal with microstutter ?
I have a SAPPHIRE Toxic 7970 ghz edition 6GB wih two SAPPHIRE Vapor-x 7970 ghz edition 6GB.
running at default clocks of 1050 / 1500
And i do have a very annoying microstutter frown.gif
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