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If you are going with two cards, I'd recommend reference cards

Wut?
post #12 of 19
Absolutely. Go for crossfire HD7950s if you can, they will smoke a single HD7970.
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The sapphires cool just fine and OC pretty well. I think it's a good choice. I don't know why you would use the ref cooler for CF. Maybe because they exhaust out the rear?
    
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why not get a 7970 now, then SLI it down in the future?
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What resolution do you play at? What kind of case do you have? What games do you play? For most situations a single 7950 will be fine. If it were me, I would get a 2560x1440 monitor and a 7970.
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7970 is not much faster than 7950.
clock-for-clock they are about 5-6% apart from each other.
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What resolution do you play at? What kind of case do you have? What games do you play? For most situations a single 7950 will be fine. If it were me, I would get a 2560x1440 monitor and a 7970.

Yes, I indeed plan on getting a 1440, but good 7970s cost a lot more than a 7950 without too much of a performance difference.

I will also be using 3-D. My case is a 600T.
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If you are going with two cards, I'd recommend reference cards

Wut?
Reference cards, so the heat exhausts out the back of your case instead of dumping it inside of it
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If your case supports fan(s) on the side panel you could just have them exhaust the air out the side. I do this with my phantom and it works extreamly well.
    
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