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When OCed the 7950 will problably outferom the 7970
     
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When OCed the 7950 will problably outferom the 7970

You can OC the 7970 and the gap will widen. If hes getting card at that price range to begin with then why not 7970?
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When OCed the 7950 will problably outferom the 7970

When OCed the 7970 will destroy the 7950 OCed.

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The 7950 has significantly better value than 7950, and that's because the 7970 is the flagship. It's just like GTX 470 vs. GTX 480 when I bought my card.

Go with a 7950. Sapphire or Gigabyte. Avoid XFX they make noisy cards and seem to have often factory defaults on their cards.

Far better value, memory bandwidth and more memory than Nvidia cards.

Regarding the SSD, see if you can get the Plextor M5S for the same price or slightly more, it's MLC and has bit higher IOPS count (which really matters vs. seq. performance).
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You can OC the 7970 and the gap will widen. If hes getting card at that price range to begin with then why not 7970?

 

This.

 

That's why I'm showing the 7970s in the same price range as the GTX 670.  It's like, if you can afford the GTX 670, then get the 7970 and overclock it.  I've been hearing that the 7970 beats a GTX 680, so that seems like a no-brainer to me.

 

 

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When OCed the 7970 will destroy the 7950 OCed.

 

That sounds awesome to me.

 

Get the 7970.  :)

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You can OC the 7970 and the gap will widen. If hes getting card at that price range to begin with then why not 7970?

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When OCed the 7970 will destroy the 7950 OCed.

The better card will always be better than the lesser card. The lesser may have the potential to reach or even surpass on an OC. But the better card will easily pass it under the same circumstances. As long as you potentially are comparing a cherry picked 7950 and a 7970 that's a big 'ol turkey.
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Looks like the 7970 is the best deal. I'm thinking about the gigabyte with the three fans for a decent air over clock. At least until I can order a water block.
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Gigabyte's version has voltage locks unfortunately. Many 7970's have restrictions now a days, so make sure you get one with unlocked voltages. I would point out some but i don't know for 100% which ones are unlocked or not.

If you're putting it under water for sure, then consider getting reference HIS 7970 for example, which i think is unlocked.
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MSI lightning supportz waterblocks and overvoltage so you should be fine

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post #60 of 61
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MSI lightning supportz waterblocks and overvoltage so you should be fine

That would be overkill for 1080p, not to mention the price is pretty steep for 7970.

Like i mentioned, if you will be water cooling, then there's no point in paying extra for custom cooler / pcb. If you regardless want to have air cooling first, then just check if it uses reference PCB.
Edited by Fulvin - 1/30/13 at 8:50am
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