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I'm looking for a new GPU for my sig rig, I haven't really been paying attention to what has been going on since I've built it so I'm a bit lost out there. What's the best I can do before I bottleneck? I've been looking at a GTX 660 superclocked and 7870s, 7950 looks nice with 3GB but I doubt I'd use it. I run 1680 x 1050 but may upgrade to 1080p
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I would buy a 7950 if you upgrade or not since that card when overclocked should last you for a good bit then down the road you can Crossfire with another 7950 and new cpu + mobo. I would overclock that cpu to about 3.5ghz+ so you can get a more stable gameplay.
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for that resolution just grab a 7850 2gb or 7870.
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I would say go with a 7870, especially if you are going to upgrade to 1080p. You can usually OC them so that they are close to the 7950 spec wise. Cheers.
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I would buy a 7950 if you upgrade or not since that card when overclocked should last you for a good bit then down the road you can Crossfire with another 7950 and new cpu + mobo. I would overclock that cpu to about 3.5ghz+ so you can get a more stable gameplay.

Yeah I'm at about 3.5GHz now, I almost pulled the trigger on that one for the same reasons but I'd be really upset if it came and it was just severely hindered
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Sounds like I was about spot on then, thanks everyone. I do plan to upgrade, but not yet. So maybe the 7950 would be a good choice for now while I have a few extra dollars burning a hole in my pocket. I could always crossfire and OC them later?
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Sounds like I was about spot on then, thanks everyone. I do plan to upgrade, but not yet. So maybe the 7950 would be a good choice for now while I have a few extra dollars burning a hole in my pocket. I could always crossfire and OC them later?

good choice. the HD 7950 is the best price perf card in the market. your phenom ii x4 at 3.5 ghz might be a slight bottleneck. but most games at max settings are GPU limited. here is the sapphire HD 7950 boost for USD 289 (269 after rebate ) + shipping. get it now as $10 OFF w/code:CHERY3110 ends 2/11 , today .

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-7950BST
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