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So a friend of mine wants to sell me his powercolor radeon hd 7970.
I currently have the sapphire radeon hd 7950, i was thinking I would crossfire them, how well would it work? Ive been reading around and some people say that the 7970 will downclock to the 7950's level but i just want to be sure. Also my setup will be this, 3930k, extreme6 mobo, corsair 750w psu, dual 24" monitors, h60 water cooler, 12gb of ram. Would my psu be enough to support all of this?
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I wouldn't buy a completely different, more powerful card just to downclock it and to experience crossfire troubles. IMHO don't buy it.
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Agreed, at that point sell your's and buy his with a plan to crossfire those later. Different brands doesn't matter so much.
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Is he going to sell it to you for less than you can get a 7950 for? Technically it would work, but it may be more of a headache than its worth. I found my single 7970 is more smooth than crossfired ones, at least until a driver is released to help.
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I bought mine when it came out so i originally paid $369 for it. He's selling me his 7970 for $300.
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http://puu.sh/33QVN.png
well i got my other video card, seems to be good so far, ran a little test on them both, just waiting for my cpu to get here now!
post #7 of 7
I would go ahead and buy his 7970 and then sell your 7950 on ebay or w/e else.

Save the money from selling the 7950 and then buy a second 7970 when the time comes OR sell the 7970 and use the money from selling both to get a 8970 when they hit the shelves.

If you end up with dual 7970s like I suggested, then I'd also suggest upgrading to a PSU with 100 or 150 more wattage.
Edited by PsYcHo29388 - 5/29/13 at 11:38am
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