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Wait because no single card is going to get you your goal, or get 2 cards

I kinda knew that from the start but like I said before, way too impatient for that. I suppose down the road I can easily justify upgrading for 7xx series. This just seems like a great start for the two free games and price. I'm kinda predicting that when they do come out, it will be more cost effective to crossfire than buy 7xx.
post #22 of 34
Then grab a 7950/7970 now and pick up another one down the line.
 
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My vote is for SLI 580's. They can be had 180-200$ a piece. Price vrs. Performance is ridiculous.
post #24 of 34
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Then grab a 7950/7970 now and pick up another one down the line.

That's been the plan.. my original request was asking for people who have 7970's impressions and recommendations for different manufacturers. Sorry for long response time, my daughter just projectile vomited everywhere.
post #25 of 34
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That's been the plan.. my original request was asking for people who have 7970's impressions and recommendations for different manufacturers. Sorry for long response time, my daughter just projectile vomited everywhere.

Not a problem, sorry about the mess, haha.

Single card performance is quite nice with the latest drivers and by the time the next gen comes out, all the issues should be resolved.
 
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post #26 of 34
you can't go wrong with MSI cards, get the 7970 lighting. honestly, at the rate amd and nvidia one up each other, nothing is going to be current in 2 years anyway
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post #27 of 34
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The lightning is currently out of stock everywhere I know of ( at least the GHz edition is) so I've been considering the sapphire but not sure how their warranty is. I'm gonna look that up meow.

EDIT: 2 years. Meh. Any info on gigabyte customer service?
Edited by xandervanhousen - 3/31/13 at 3:49pm
post #28 of 34
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If you aren't going to overclock the the Gigabyte 7970 Ghz with the windforce x3 cooler is really nice as the x3 can be adjusted to run very quietly.

If you do want to do some serious OC'ing then the MSI 7970 Lightning or the Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X GHz Edition are more you speed.

There's no reason to not OC a GPU. Even if you don't do it now it's very easy and you will probably end up doing it in the future.
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post #29 of 34
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I can guarantee that I will OC. Probably not immediately, like you said.
post #30 of 34
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So my wife needs to jump on, but as soon as she's done I'll be monitoring this thread again. In the meantime (totally off topic) what an awesome day for television! History channels Vikings, season finale of Walking Dead, and season premiere of Game of Thrones. Really not cool that I have to work in the morning.

EDIT: Back, seems interest is gone so I'll continue to browse. Thanks to those who contributed.
Edited by xandervanhousen - 3/31/13 at 4:38pm
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