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Sorry for my advice on the 7870 tongue.gif I guess I don't install that many mods to see a difference. I'll have to agree with everyone else go with a 7950
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I have a 7870 XT with a Tahiti chip, it runs skyrim perfectly with mods, But saying that. My CPU kills whatever good frames I would get (dropping to 25-30 in high CPU usage areas and 60+ everywhere else)

But you also have a epic CPU compared to mine so that shouldn't be an Issue. biggrin.gif

Also ask yourself how much do you want to "future proof" it might be worth getting a better card so you have the extra power for games that haven't come out yet.

a 7950 or 7970 may be your best bang for buck if they have the deals still, I got bioshock infinite and tomb raider with my card.
     
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So it seems the consensus is a 3GB 7950/7970. And yes, I was planning on doing some custom settings with the ENB tweaks and HD texture packs.
Edited by r3skyline - 3/26/13 at 1:10pm
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