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Worth trying to squeeze HD 7970 into $1000ish gaming build?

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I'm itching to get an HD 7970 for my next build now but I don't know if it's worth spending that much on the video card alone. This will be for gaming primarily. Any thoughts?
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Its lil bro comes out in a week, wait for that.
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i don't think you could do that unless you went with a subpar CPU.
post #4 of 5
Next whole complete build? From the ground up?

I can say good luck.

If you're selling current hardware or using current hardware, then totally go for it.
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Full build excluding case. Budget is flexible though, I was originally planning on spending $1200+
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