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the cpu and mobo will be upgraded easily later so im not worried about bottlenecking the gpu.

as for the gpu price doesnt really matter i just need either 7970, 680 or a dual gpu setup that will do the job. i really dont wont to go under 100 frames in the most taxing environment on-screen. is there a dual setup that would be better than a 680?
    
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....2x 680's? If you are most concerned about BF3, 680's would be the way to go. SLI/driver issues have long since been done away with (as the game is nearing end-of-life, so to speak).

Performance with that paired with a 2700k/3770k will show vast improvement over your current cpu.

Either way, it sounds like you are going to be spending a bit to upgrade your system. If you must get a new card, I would go the route of:
-2x 680's, 690, or a Titan.

Wait until the 4770k drops (and prices for the 2700/3770k drop) and grab one of those. We are in the last cycle of 1155 boards, so grab it if you want it lol.
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I noticed a huge jump in FPS switching from my FX 8120 @4.5 to my FX 8350. A good but had to do with the better architecture but I am able to hit 4.9GHz at a much lower temp on my same setup. I also really love my 7970. It's a reference card (VisionTek HD 7970) but right now with the water block I just put on it it is easily sitting at 1200 core clock and 1600 mem clock. I get well over 100 FPS at all times in BF3. I have never seen it go below 100 even at stock speeds with my 8350. I also only payed 425 for my card which isn't bad considering VisionTek offers lifetime warranty on it.

I got mine on sale but this isn't a bad price. It's bundled with 3 games.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2618333&CatId=7387
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mike, i played using my Second Intel Build and this is what i got . . .



pretty similar to my AMD rig. note my gpus are stock. in this run my chip was oc'ed to 4.5GHz (7/24). at the moment, my 7950 oc's higher than my 7970 (paired with 550W).

a little oc on the 7950 will get you a solid 120 fps (prolly some dips) if the chip can support it. two of these will without a doubt. get the 7950s and watercool your system, then upgrade to the 8300 series.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/19/13 at 1:56am
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running 2 GTX580's 950mhz core clocks, running highest possible settings at 1920x1200 i still only get low 100's high 90's most of the time, dips into high 60's sometimes.
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that sucks smalls, thx for the input though. so i started looking at dual 7950s and i think thats the way im going to go. i got about 7xx$ in paypal so i might have enough left over for an 8350 or maybe just wait for the next series, they going to still remain am3 sockets? and my PSU is going to struggle with both cards so ill grab and old psu and run the cables through the water line inlets to one of the gpus.

anyone want to sell me a pair of 7950s biggrin.gif reference(unlocked voltage ones only)

also rdr, im already water cooled, i just have a seperate h60 for the gpu, which is why i was trying to accomplish this with one card. if it wasnt for this thread and everyones help i would have just bought a single 680 or a 7970
    
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op, try a single 7950 first and overclock it. i oc'ed my 7950 to 1100/1500 here . . .



but if you get bad clocker, then get another.
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Rdr

There's like 40 threads on 7970 and voltage locked and unlocked. They all go off topic and say wait don't buy it. Which ones exactly are voltage unlocked.

I'm ordering two tonight and need to know for sure tongue.gif
    
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mike, i highly suggest this . . .

http://www.microcenter.com/product/382945/7970PE53G_AMD_Radeon_HD_7970_3072MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

not 100% sure it's in stock. i recommend you call first. this is guaranteed a reference pcb, thus easy to find a waterblock for it.
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