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Go the 7950 route for sure! thumb.gif
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I would definitely say go for the 7950 if you are planning on keeping it for a decent amount of time. Newegg had a 7970 and a 7850 on sale already so hopefully a 7950 is on its way thumb.gif
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I've maxed out NFSMW2, pretty much stable 60 fps, playing skyrim maxed out with mods at stable 60 (sometimes I get lag spikes, probably the game's fault), Metro went pretty fine and Batman was just flawless.
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Doesn't look like newegg had any great VGA deal for their Black Friday sale that started today. Anybody know of any deals out there? Is $299 about as low as it gets?
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Originally Posted by thr33niL View Post

Doesn't look like newegg had any great VGA deal for their Black Friday sale that started today. Anybody know of any deals out there? Is $299 about as low as it gets?

i tried slickdeal but the best was that newegg price for the GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD..
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i tried slickdeal but the best was that newegg price for the GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD..

This.. Not to mention you get that 3-game pack so it's definitely a nice deal.
 
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post #17 of 27
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Doesn't look like newegg had any great VGA deal for their Black Friday sale that started today. Anybody know of any deals out there? Is $299 about as low as it gets?

The HD 7950 for 300 bucks is a steal. You can run 1 Ghz at stock voltage and easily be faster than the stock GTX 680. thats incredible value for money. and not to forget 3 awesome games for free . thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
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7950 at present is the best card for its price/performance ratio.
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Just placed my order. Can't beat $299 + a $20 MIR AND that bundle of games.

Almost spent the extra $25 for the MSI Twin Frozr III but couldn't justify it. Especially since I'm already going above and beyond what I was originally planning on. Thanks again. I was literally 50/50 before posting this thread on getting the 7950 or a 7870. I think I'm going to be happy with the future proofing of the 7950 in the end. Worth the extra $$$.
Edited by thr33niL - 11/22/12 at 8:46am
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Just placed my order. Can't beat $299 + a $20 MIR AND that bundle of games.
Almost spent the extra $25 for the MSI Twin Frozr III but couldn't justify it in the end. Especially since I'm already going above and beyond what I was originally planning on. Thanks again. I was literally 50/50 before posting this thread on getting the 7950 or a 7870. I think I'm going to be happy with the future proofing of the 7950 in the end. Worth the extra $$$.

thats a very good decision to get the HD 7950. Just overclock it to 1.1 Ghz and enjoy the HD 7970 Ghz performance. good luck thumb.gif
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