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i hope so! not too picky about fps as long as its smooth and looks really nice. My goal is to make skyrim look and play as beautiful as possible. picked up an ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor so 120hz or 3d doesn't concern me. do you think the xfx core edition will overclock well? most reviews mention the black version

I've heard any 7950 is a beast of an overclocker. Enjoy! thumb.gif
     
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Final update! Had a complete change of heart and decided not to settle. I am going with a xfx 7970 core and a corsair hx1050 psu instead. Since I'm starting from scratch I decided to go with the best card available now and a psu that can handle multiple cards. What do youthink?
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Final update! Had a complete change of heart and decided not to settle. I am going with a xfx 7970 core and a corsair hx1050 psu instead. Since I'm starting from scratch I decided to go with the best card available now and a psu that can handle multiple cards. What do youthink?

go with a nice 850w. unless you plan on running tri-fire.
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