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I was wondering which gpu is better http://www.microcenter.com/product/403013/R7950_TF_3GD5-OC_AMD_Radeon_HD_7950_Twin_Frozr_III_OC_3072MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card
Or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

this card went up http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429
So isn't it better to get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161412
Or go with this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586

I would go with 7950 but it is worth to get 7970 I mite go with that but don't want to go over 380$
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Thoughts on MSI TF3:
-Cooler underrated. May not be a good as others, but mine was quiet and temps were great
-No longer shipping on 7970 PCB. Only really matters IMO if you want to use watercooling. Others may say otherwise
-Coil Whine may be an issue. I normally don't hear complaints about the MSI cards, but I had to rma mine because it had excessive chatter while running anything 3D.

I would not get the Flex unless you really need the two DVI ports for a multi-monitor setup.

As far as the 7970, unless someone can show me what the benefit of the extra stream processors are, I would save my money and stick with 7950.
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Thoughts on MSI TF3:
-Cooler underrated. May not be a good as others, but mine was quiet and temps were great
-No longer shipping on 7970 PCB. Only really matters IMO if you want to use watercooling. Others may say otherwise
-Coil Whine may be an issue. I normally don't hear complaints about the MSI cards, but I had to rma mine because it had excessive chatter while running anything 3D.

I would not get the Flex unless you really need the two DVI ports for a multi-monitor setup.

As far as the 7970, unless someone can show me what the benefit of the extra stream processors are, I would save my money and stick with 7950.

yes i have 3 LCD`s
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msi has quality issues where few cards come with poor or improper TIM application and overheat. you can see newegg user reviews which talk about this.

I would recommend the sapphire HD 7950 boost. excellent dual x cooler. good user reviews( 74% - 5 egg, 12% - 4 egg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost is an excellent option. HD 7970 PCB with 8 + 6 pin. excellent cooler. card is huge at 31.1 cm long. so make sure it fits in your case. price went up from USD 320 to USD 350. so your choice.

edit: for 3 LCDs the Sapphire HD 7950 flex OC with boost is perfect. you don't need to spend on active displayport to dvi or minidisplayport to dvi adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

http://www.sapphiretech.com/Flex/FleX_Eng_apply.html
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msi has quality issues where few cards come with poor or improper TIM application and overheat. you can see newegg user reviews which talk about this.

I would recommend the sapphire HD 7950 boost. excellent dual x cooler. good user reviews( 74% - 5 egg, 12% - 4 egg)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost is an excellent option. HD 7970 PCB with 8 + 6 pin. excellent cooler. card is huge at 31.1 cm long. so make sure it fits in your case. price went up from USD 320 to USD 350. so your choice.

edit: for 3 LCDs the Sapphire HD 7950 flex OC with boost is perfect. you don't need to spend on active displayport to dvi or minidisplayport to dvi adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

http://www.sapphiretech.com/Flex/FleX_Eng_apply.html

hd sapphire has same boost clock like saphire flex? so what is actual difference between two of them? i think flex is better cuz u can hook up 3 lcd?
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