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The original plan for me was to complete my build by January 5th.
I was going to buy two 7950s, wc, etc.
But, apparently amd's 8k line is going to be coming out around the new year?
I have to buy something, as I'm selling my current rig, but should I go ahead and buy two 7950s as planned?
I know there is/was a projected 30ish% performance increase between the 7-8k.
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I wouldn't wait. The prices of the 7950s have dropped because of nvidia's Kepler gpus. When they release the 8950 it will be again the price of the 7950 on release.

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OP get the HD 7950. as said above the pricing on HD 8950 is not known and could be a poor value. the HD 7950's current pricing is awesome. Also for a 1080p monitor a single HD 7950 overclocked to 1.15 - 1.2 Ghz will max any game at 60 fps. There is no need for crossfire. HD 7950(1.15 Ghz) is twice the performance of the HD 6950 (currently in your sig rig) . thumb.gif

this is a HD 7950 OC comparison with older drivers. with 12.11 beta drivers performance has improved even more. BF3 has improved significantly

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/3

the sapphire and gigabyte cards are the best options.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
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