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I really like the 7950 (MSI, Asus, XFX,) performance per value offer but I can't afford it because I have to buy G9x mouse, WDC 1TB Passport, and an dvd external drive at the same time. I might not be able to upgrade to a 1900x1200 right away because I am considering of buying SSD first. And besides, I would do an anual video card upgrade. I might stick to mid-range cards though. Actually all of the people I asked is suggesting the EVGA 660 Ti between these cards. I would take more time to decide which to get.

@raghu78, you're right about the 660 Ti having a lower ROP, I do like higher MSAA setting as much as my card can.



My buyer just back out. That's OK, I am talking to 3 other possible buyers as of now.
Edited by momonz - 11/29/12 at 4:22am
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go for the sapphire 7950. it is one of the best brand in gpus.

I could afford either powercolor or sapphire (even Gigabyte) 7950. But I don't like the cooler design of either brands. I know sapphire is one of the best, if not the best, AMD board partner for 7xxx series. Performance wise.
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I could afford either powercolor or sapphire (even Gigabyte) 7950. But I don't like the cooler design of either brands. I know sapphire is one of the best, if not the best, AMD board partner for 7xxx series. Performance wise.

the sapphire dual x , powercolor pcs+ , gigabyte windforce3x are all excellent cooling solutions. the reference HD 7950 cooler is horrible. loud and does not cool well.
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op, you need to get your priorities straight. if you only have 4GB of RAM, that should be high on the list. That cpu is begging for a stronger gpu. besides you are planning a monitor upgrade. dvd drive? i thought those were extinct. i don't even have internal ones in my rigs. the 7950 is about equal the 560ti in sli.
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op, you need to get your priorities straight. if you only have 4GB of RAM, that should be high on the list. That cpu is begging for a stronger gpu. besides you are planning a monitor upgrade. dvd drive? i thought those were extinct. i don't even have internal ones in my rigs. the 7950 is about equal the 560ti in sli.

Seriously? tongue.gif
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op, you need to get your priorities straight. if you only have 4GB of RAM, that should be high on the list. That cpu is begging for a stronger gpu. besides you are planning a monitor upgrade. dvd drive? i thought those were extinct. i don't even have internal ones in my rigs. the 7950 is about equal the 560ti in sli.

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op, you need to get your priorities straight. if you only have 4GB of RAM, that should be high on the list. That cpu is begging for a stronger gpu. besides you are planning a monitor upgrade. dvd drive? i thought those were extinct. i don't even have internal ones in my rigs. the 7950 is about equal the 560ti in sli.

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What the.. multiple posts. How do I remove my other 8 similar posts?
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What the.. multiple posts. How do I remove my other 8 similar posts?

you don't need to. just set your priorities straight. serious.biggrin.gif
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GTX 660Ti gets my vote.
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