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See this , although i don't know the pricing in Australia !
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127670
Those blue ports and the look of those MSI cards always made me stare at them for a while. I really like that card and if you can get it it would be great card. thumb.gif
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Honestly in Australia the Gigabyte is the best for the money, the Sapphire one is good too though and the powercolor would be okay I suppose. I would honestly suggest two 7950's for a bit more though tongue.gif

EDIT: Two of either thisor this would be good. I would suggest the Gigabyte Tri-Cool but that is a bad cooler for CFX..
 
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post #23 of 51
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Honestly in Australia the Gigabyte is the best for the money, the Sapphire one is good too though and the powercolor would be okay I suppose. I would honestly suggest two 7950's for a bit more though tongue.gif
Same here, even in India Gigabyte is the cheapest, and as i said there is nothing wrong with that but its not the best hd 7970 to opt for, overall considering ASS Component Quality etc Saphire and MSI are above Gigabyte, that was my point tongue.gif

And yeah CFX HD 7950 will be better but HD 7970 is suggested for more future proofing so that down the line he can add another one of that for cheap smile.gif
Edited by ghost_z - 1/22/13 at 12:13am
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Same here, even in India Gigabyte is the cheapest, and as i said there is nothing wrong with that but its not the best hd 7970 to opt for, overall considering ASS Component Quality etc Saphire and MSI are above Gigabyte, that was my point tongue.gif

And yeah CFX HD 7950 will be better but HD 7970 is suggested for more future proofing so that down the line he can add another one of that for che:)ap

But he could also add a third 7950 tongue.gif
 
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post #25 of 51
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But he could also add a third 7950 tongue.gif
We all know how awesome tri sli/cfx scaling is tongue.gif
post #26 of 51
I'd go for two 7950's over one 7970 considering the cost difference... otherwise go for a 7970 and I'd look into either the Gigabyte or the Sapphire cards if you choose either of the 79xx cards.

Nvidia doesn't want to drop their prices to a reasonable level, so I'd stick with AMD for now if you're impartial to either brand.

A single GPU is generally the best solution for avoiding driver issues, microstutter, etc - most of these issues are over exaggerated, however. Just something to consider if you go CrossFire or SLI. You can't beat the cost of the 7950's right now though thumb.gif (Not sure how the prices are at your local retailer, though.)
     
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See this , although i don't know the pricing in Australia !
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127670

They are around $100 more then reference 7970, are they worth the premium? I've heard they are worthy overclockers. biggrin.gif
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Honestly in Australia the Gigabyte is the best for the money, the Sapphire one is good too though and the powercolor would be okay I suppose. I would honestly suggest two 7950's for a bit more though tongue.gif

EDIT: Two of either thisor this would be good. I would suggest the Gigabyte Tri-Cool but that is a bad cooler for CFX..

Two 7950 kind of seem pointless, in such a small case I would prefer a single gpu.
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Same here, even in India Gigabyte is the cheapest, and as i said there is nothing wrong with that but its not the best hd 7970 to opt for, overall considering ASS Component Quality etc Saphire and MSI are above Gigabyte, that was my point tongue.gif

And yeah CFX HD 7950 will be better but HD 7970 is suggested for more future proofing so that down the line he can add another one of that for cheap smile.gif

Exactly, another 7970 seems more logical in the future in another case or i'll just squish it in there. thumb.gif
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But he could also add a third 7950 tongue.gif

Think of the heat and power draw! tongue.gif
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We all know how awesome tri sli/cfx scaling is tongue.gif

Point, but he could always just get one 7950 for now and grab a second later... tongue.gif
There will be ~10% performance loss in general for ~$100 more, or grabbing two 7950's now will last just as long as two 7970's, because it's down to the fact that you either run it or you don't. That 10% doesn't magically make a game playable..
 
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post #29 of 51
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Point, but he could always just get one 7950 for now and grab a second later... tongue.gif
There will be ~10% performance loss in general for ~$100 more, or grabbing two 7950's now will last just as long as two 7970's, because it's down to the fact that you either run it or you don't. That 10% doesn't magically make a game playable..

Is it worth saving money on a 7950 and replace it in the future?
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Point, but he could always just get one 7950 for now and grab a second later... tongue.gif
There will be ~10% performance loss in general for ~$100 more, or grabbing two 7950's now will last just as long as two 7970's, because it's down to the fact that you either run it or you don't. That 10% doesn't magically make a game playable..
Point noted, but lets say with hd 7950 games are running at 45-50 fps @ 1440p(just an assumption) and if hd 7970 has 10-15% performance boost on avg. then at least it will keep the fps constantly over 55 fps that is as smooth as it gets to enjoy any game while the 45-50 fps might seem a bit sluggish !

But still i get your point ,now its upto the OP to decide which way he wanna go thumb.gif
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