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Need a new graphics card and SSD for under $500 ! Suggestions please !

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I am running 5670's on CrossfireX but performance is not upto the mark. But thats all you would get for $150. Some of my friends are buying my GPU's and putting in all my savings i have about $500. probably a little more. So could you guys suggest a graphics card and an SSD to go with it.

I was thinking of waiting for the HD 7870 and getting a Corsair Force GT 60GB SSD.
Suggestions please. Also how much of a difference in performance will i get if i use the 7950 and is this difference in performance worth the extra cash ? Thanks in advance.
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I do not think the extra $100 for the 7950 is worth it, not if you're planning on a SSD too assuming this is a strict $500 budget. if you can get both, then go for it. I don't know much about the world of SSDs though, so maybe wait for someone who knows more to come along and help.
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The new 7000 series are not worth the price IMO. You could get something like an OCZ Agility 3 120gb and 6950 or 6970. You could get a 6970 here in the for sale forums for around $260 and put the rest towards an SSD. Or you could go with a pair of 6870's and still have enough left over for a 120gb SSD.
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The new 7000 series are not worth the price IMO. You could get something like an OCZ Agility 3 120gb and 6950 or 6970. You could get a 6970 here in the for sale forums for around $260 and put the rest towards an SSD. Or you could go with a pair of 6870's and still have enough left over for a 120gb SSD.

The 7870 uses far less power, and the 6*** series has been discontinued meaning crossfire is extremely unlikely down the line. Not to mention ZeroCore, PCI-e 3.0, lower temps, quieter, and far better overclocking. There is no reason not to go for a 7870 over a 6970.

Anand states the 7870 as 9% faster then a 570 on average. Since the 570 is what the 6970 competes with, its either on par of better then said 6970. Keep in mind, this is before you even think of overclocking, which the 7k series does very well.
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I would not want to buy a 6 series card cause they have reached their EOL and the 7870 is almost at par with the 6970. And other features make it worth ! Ok then. Ill get the 7870 and any suggestions on an SSD. I could always buy another 60GB SSD and Raid 0 them later right ?
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i would suggest you a 7950 for 450$ SHipped and a 60GB OCZ SSD @ 75$ Shipped and after MIR 60$ so basically spending 10$ extra thumb.gif
or another option is go with GTX 480 for 210$($40 off w/ promo code EVGA48315, ends 3/15 ) if you have a solid PSU something around 900w or so you can even SLi them wink.gif and get a SSD thats even better then the 7950 lmaosmiley.gif
Hope that helped thumb.gif
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