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Poll Results: 7970 or iPad 2?

 
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    7970 3GB
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    iPad 2 16GB Wfi
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post #11 of 72
Ipad. I'd rather new toy then upgraded toy in your situation, a 9800 should do fine for what you're asking, for a while longer at least.
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post #12 of 72
Since your on a budget and you said Crysis 2, BF3 and older FPS at 1080p mainly...
A 6950 or 6970 for 250-300 will be sufficient. Will easily handle 1080p BF3 at high and Crysis 2 just fine with your i7. 7970 would be a bit overkill
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post #13 of 72
I'd personally go for a ~$200 graphics card like a 560 ti and then save the rest for a 16gb ipad 3. That would give you the best from both options

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post #14 of 72
Didn't you just sell off your 6950s to buy a 7970? You are really all over the place!
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Lmao @yanks yeah I did! Lol


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post #16 of 72
Out of those two? 7970 by FAR. I dont understand tablets. Its an oversized phone or an underspeced laptop (keep in mind I have an SG2-Herc and a Sager in sig). It doesnt do either well.

Out of all available options: WAIT. The 7970 might seem great now, but the GTX 780 MIGHT be better (or might not). Wait a bit. The prices might come down, or the 780 might be faster at a similar price. iPad 3 is comming soon (really though... why.), as well as Win 8 tablets (desktop OS on a tablet? Yes please).
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post #17 of 72
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Lmao @yanks yeah I did! Lol
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Buy your 7970, and seek professional help smile.gif
post #18 of 72
If you're playing old classics more of the time than modern day titles, I think you'd be better off buying neither, and saving the money until the iPad 3 comes out. biggrin.gif By then, I'm sure you'll have some extra money that you could save for a rainy day or spend it all laughingsmiley.gif Like you said in your first post, "money doesn't grow on trees for [you]" so maybe just wait? That's my suggestion. If you buy a 7970 to play mostly Counter-Strike... well... I don't know about you, but I'd feel sorry for that 7970. tongue.gif If you buy an iPad 2, you'll feel awful when the iPad 3 comes out a few months later. If I can recall correctly, the iPad 3 will have some pretty hefty hardware and minor form factor revisions including a new quad-core chip, an insanely high-res screen, and as far as size goes, be slightly thicker or thinner. Oh, and a few other things I probably don't recall. tongue.gif. But yeah... just my thoughts. thumb.gif
    
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post #19 of 72
My birthday is on the 31st also lol, ill be 22 but if i were u id go for the ipad 2 just because its more then just a card thatll be replaced in a few short years

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post #20 of 72
Don't get a oversized ipod id get the hottest tab out prime tegra 3 personally no hate on ipad its just old either prime that graphic card seems way overkill get like a 6950 or a 560 ti or wait for ipad. 3

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