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I recently went from a 7970 (up to 1300 core and 1700 mem) to a 660 ti, and at 1080p there isn't really a difference. the 7950 might be a little more future proof but the nvidia was worth it to me to get rid of that annoying ripple that always shoots up the bottom left of the screen.
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Reference fans are rated to last 100,000 hours. That's 4166 days of CONSTANT running on 100%. A fan dieing should be the last of your worries. Also, If you plan on SLIing cards, reference 'blower' style fans are the way to go. Aftermarket fans tend to circulate hot air within the case instead of expunging it out the back. My reference cooler is quiet up to 70% RPM edited with MSI Afterburner. On stock you can't ever hear it.

the reference 7950 that i posted doesn't have the blower type fan. it has that cheap looking fan in the middle

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7950 for sure, they are one of the best performance/$$ cards on the market.
maybe look at a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X w/ boost
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
that card looks good. and i want it for my case that has blue leds to have a good mix. but unfortunately they are not available here frown.gif
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between those two it's pretty easy to vote 7950. the 660ti would have to be costing you $30-$40 less to get consideration IMO, certainly not more. are those specific cards your only option? you could do better no matter which gpu (7950/660ti) you choose to get.
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I actually JUST upgraded to that EXACT card biggrin.gif Loving it with the 12.11 beta 11 drivers thumb.gif Stays fairly cool but does get a little loud at faster fan speeds. Performs amazingly in every game I could throw at it; Sleeping Dogs, Metro 2033, Deus Ex: HR, Witcher 2, you name it. I'm planning to switch the cooler but that is just a personal preference.
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between those two it's pretty easy to vote 7950. the 660ti would have to be costing you $30-$40 less to get consideration IMO, certainly not more. are those specific cards your only option? you could do better no matter which gpu (7950/660ti) you choose to get.
yes these are the only option. the other 7950's or 660 ti's with aftermarket cooler like is more expensive and won't fit my budget.
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I actually JUST upgraded to that EXACT card biggrin.gif Loving it with the 12.11 beta 11 drivers thumb.gif Stays fairly cool but does get a little loud at faster fan speeds. Performs amazingly in every game I could throw at it; Sleeping Dogs, Metro 2033, Deus Ex: HR, Witcher 2, you name it. I'm planning to switch the cooler but that is just a personal preference.
what temps are you getting idle and load? does the fan get noisy on auto? how would you rate the quality of the fan?
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what temps are you getting idle and load? does the fan get noisy on auto? how would you rate the quality of the fan?
Idle it sits around 39-41c and 69-71 on heavy load after an hour or so. It is usually fairly quite up until it hits about 70% and then you can certainly tell it is cranking the fan. As for the quality of the fan, I would say it is probably better than a reference blower fan but I plan to switch it as soon as I can find a Gigabyte Windforce 3 cooler. It is a great card and has performed far better than I expected it to. I came from a 5850 and Crossfire 5850s before that so I have a fair gauge on how well it performs compared to those and I must say, I am greatly impressed biggrin.gif
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ok thanks guys. i'll get the 7950. appreciate all the help.
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HD7950 any day.
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No problem and I hope you enjoy your new card thumb.gif
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