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post #11 of 29
Either one is a great choice.

At 1080p both cards do great and those 7870's seem to overclock well.

I went with a MSI 7950 myself should be here Wednesday. I just chose the 7950 seemed like a better buy to me.

Just get you a good quality PSU and you'll be set.
post #12 of 29
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I'm still looking for more answers on if the corsair cx500 semi-modular psu will work well with it, and so far it seems good. I'm also considering the 7950 over the 7870 xt because of resale value. 1 or 2 years from now it seems like it will be easier to sell a 7950 compared to a 7870 xt.
post #13 of 29
Yes there is resell to consider.

What kinda budget for the power supply?

I would think with the i5 and the 7950 you wouldn't need a 700+ watt power supply. Maybe something like 550 to 600.
Also look for a single 12v rail.

I used a corsair gs 600 on crossfire 6870's and a 1090t and P2 X2 unlocked and both overclocked same with the gpu's and had no problems.
post #14 of 29
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I'm still looking for more answers on if the corsair cx500 semi-modular psu will work well with it, and so far it seems good. I'm also considering the 7950 over the 7870 xt because of resale value. 1 or 2 years from now it seems like it will be easier to sell a 7950 compared to a 7870 xt.

The CX500M is more than enough. I'm running an overclocked i5 750 and 7950 boost on mine just fine without any issues.
post #15 of 29
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Thanks for the help so far everyone, one more question though.

Would you all recommend the HIS IceQ 7950?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420 ? It looks really smexy, and according to tomshardware, it has the best cooling out of all the 7950s.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-10.html
post #16 of 29
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Thanks for the help so far everyone, one more question though.

Would you all recommend the HIS IceQ 7950?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420 ? It looks really smexy, and according to tomshardware, it has the best cooling out of all the 7950s.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-10.html

Yea that cooler is epic. It cools extremely well and it's actually pretty quiet. Plus it's a blower-style cooler.

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post #17 of 29
I'd go with the hd7950
post #18 of 29
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Thanks for the help so far everyone, one more question though.

Would you all recommend the HIS IceQ 7950?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420 ? It looks really smexy, and according to tomshardware, it has the best cooling out of all the 7950s.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-10.html

what case do you have. the his hd 7950 iceq x2 boost is the best HD 7950 card if you can fit it in your case . its 311mm long.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429
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what case do you have. the his hd 7950 iceq x2 boost is the best HD 7950 card if you can fit it in your case . its 311mm long.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

A bitfenix prodigy. But $50 is too much over my budget.
post #20 of 29
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A bitfenix prodigy. But $50 is too much over my budget.

fine. go with the sapphire hd 7950 boost which you initially picked . reference AMD PCB design. unlocked voltage. good cooler. positive user reviews. best price. 29 cm long. so check if you can fit it in your case.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1713&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

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