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So, sold my Lightning 7970, as it was a little big for the case I was using, and it just.... didnt act right.

I have $525 to play with, and will be getting a card and a block.

Looking at either a 7950, or a 7970. I dont OC much, just like having the ability to. I also run a 2560x1440 monitor. Cost is the main concern. I wouldnt mind putting a little back in my pocket book, but would spend it all if i ahd to.


I was going to go back to Nvidia, but, thinking of the future (although i never hold on to hardware more than a few months), it looks like it might be better to buy an AMD card.

Alright, tell me what card to get, just keep in mind, it will be getting a water block
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So, sold my Lightning 7970, as it was a little big for the case I was using, and it just.... didnt act right.
I have $525 to play with, and will be getting a card and a block.
Looking at either a 7950, or a 7970. I dont OC much, just like having the ability to. I also run a 2560x1440 monitor. Cost is the main concern. I wouldnt mind putting a little back in my pocket book, but would spend it all if i ahd to.
I was going to go back to Nvidia, but, thinking of the future (although i never hold on to hardware more than a few months), it looks like it might be better to buy an AMD card.
Alright, tell me what card to get, just keep in mind, it will be getting a water block
Why did you sell the 7970??!
Maybe you should be looking into a new case first?
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Get the 7970 Lightning Boost Edition Like me ;P 1250 Mhz on the core, and max of 61c in BF3 with 50% fan speed!
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Howdy, friend rolleyes.gif
I'd go with a 7950, plus it gives you quite a bit of money to use on other upgrades that you might need.
Otherwise, it can just fatten up your pocket.
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Why did you sell the 7970??!
Maybe you should be looking into a new case first?

I like the small size.

Like, even considering a 4gb 670 since they are so small.
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Get the 7970 Lightning Boost Edition Like me ;P 1250 Mhz on the core, and max of 61c in BF3 with 50% fan speed!

Seriously? If you read, you will see why I just sold my 7970 lightning lol
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Howdy, friend rolleyes.gif
I'd go with a 7950, plus it gives you quite a bit of money to use on other upgrades that you might need.
Otherwise, it can just fatten up your pocket.

And the lucky guy with the Lightning i just sold! Yeah, i am thinking that, or possibly even a 670 4gb card.... i really like the small petite size. Would be perfect for the cases I like to do
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what about a MSI reference 7970 obviously due to the reference PCB for waterblocks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
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Well if you go for a 7970 again, just buy the reference card, since they are the easiest to watercool and easy to overclocks since you have voltage control.
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Gigabyte HD 7950 OC . model GV-R795WF3-3GD. uses a reference HD 7950 PCB. compatible with waterblocks from manufacturers.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
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