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What will you be using your computer for?

You can get a 7970 now and upgrade later on.

I use it mainly for gaming. Looks like the general consensus is the 7970. This is my first build and I appreciate all the help this forum has provided.
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I would go with single 7970, or 7970CF. Always go for newer technology!
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Having just gone from crossfire 6970s to crossfire 7950s, I think I can be of some use here. Personally, I'd go for the 7970. It will produce FAR less heat and use FAR less power than the 6970s, while having better performance in actual games when overclocked. If you don't plan on overclocking or you don't give a hoot about power consumption, noise and heat, go for the 6970s. It's as simple as that, to be honest.

I also went from cf 6970's to cf 7950's and I love these new cards alot more than the older ones. Granted they still heat my room all winter and make enough noise you can hear them.

I would suggest cf 7950's, they are more bang for your buck. By the time they don't work well enough for you you can sell them and get better cards.
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