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I'd probably still go with 3x 7950's now, you'll get killer performance, at a reduced price. The only way I would go with the 7970's is if you're really weary of overclocking the 7950's. Obviously 7970's would give you better performance at stock settings (if you end up getting 3).
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Ok, what you are asking about now is multiboxing, running three instances of whatver MMO. And in that context using it how you're suggesting is the right way for multiboxing.

Alright I feel a little less crazy now.

So in the instance I am multiboxing (which I usually am) the 3x 7950s still the better choice over 2x 7970s?

And when I go to play crysis or something of the like I can always just crossfire them.

EDIT: Maybe better question is 3x 7950s or 2x 7970s with a 3rd 7970 added on later, or is it even worth it $$ wise to run 3x 7970 vs the 7950. Would probably allow for future 1440p gaming? (I am really bad with keeping on budget haha)


Considering the heart of what you're doing is multiboxing, I would go for the 7950s since it gets you 90% of the performance and outright performance isn't the goal for you anyways, and making monies is. Thus the 7950s will leave you with more monies!
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Aye I think of 7950s is my best option.

Think basic sapphires are the best way to go if I plan on overclocking later?
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Aye I think of 7950s is my best option.

Think basic sapphires are the best way to go if I plan on overclocking later?
Just make sure you can get full cover waterblocks for them. thumb.gif
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yup, they'll fit these Sapphires in particular.

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

if you go with a different card, make sure it's compatible with full cover blocks if you intend to WC them.
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Don't get nickel plated blocks. And pro tip, pick out the right card first before the block. Blocks are specific, so you want a reference 7950 or 7950 that has known/proven compatibility with whatever X block.
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and use this website to confirm if a card is compatible with a full cover block

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
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Ehh, try to avoid nickel blocks, this way you aren't mixing metals. Try to do a copper only loop
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and use this website to confirm if a card is compatible with a full cover block

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

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