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For some reason, I really want to get a new GPU. I'm quickly losing interest in my single GTX 560, and my recent SLI experience with it wasn't as good as I thought.

I'm thinking about going for http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3242918&CatId=7387. My question is whether or not I should wait for the next series of cards to come out to perhaps decrease current-gen prices, or just go for it now.
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post #2 of 40
If you have a need now buy now otherwise you could wait around forever and never get anything done
Edited by shilka - 4/15/13 at 6:58am
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When you want to upgrade do it now or you will wait forever. We know nothing about the next gen except rumors for the titan junior for 700-800
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wait because it might get cheeper and if it does not it will be the same price it will not go up. so you may as well wait
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Either you buy the hd 7970 now or when the hd 8970 comes, you will ask yourself again, should I wait for 9970 to comes? At the end of the day, you get nothing.
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I think I'll just go for it. That seems like a great deal, especially considering the two free games that come with it. Selling my MSI GTX 560 (Twin Frozr II) would help cover some of the costs, plus it'll be a little early birthday present for myself smile.gif. And the XFX 7970 has always been the sexiest card around IMO.
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post #7 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moustache View Post

Either you buy the hd 7970 now or when the hd 8970 comes, you will ask yourself again, should I wait for 9970 to comes? At the end of the day, you get nothing.

^ I agree.
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Originally Posted by besweeet View Post

I think I'll just go for it. That seems like a great deal, especially considering the two free games that come with it. Selling my MSI GTX 560 (Twin Frozr II) would help cover some of the costs, plus it'll be a little early birthday present for myself smile.gif. And the XFX 7970 has always been the sexiest card around IMO.

Do NOT buy the XFX DD cards
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post #9 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Do NOT buy the XFX DD cards

Why's that? Locked voltage? I doubt I'll ever do any overclocking.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by besweeet View Post

Why's that? Locked voltage? I doubt I'll ever do any overclocking.

The cooler is not very good and its super loud in fact the XFX DD cards dont do anything well other then rape your ears and you could cook yourself a nice meal on the card when its under load

XFX DD cards =
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