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Wont be a waste when he builds a new system down the road for the price the 7950 is right now thats a steal id def go with the one from newegg on sale even has a decent cooler on it.

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Yeah I will still be using Core 2 duo E8400, my current GPU died and I have no plans to do full upgrade for a while so considering system will bottleneck GPU I was not going to go past these 2 GPU.

By the time he gets around to upgrading his system there will likely be much more desirable GPU options out there.
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Wont be a waste when he builds a new system down the road for the price the 7950 is right now thats a steal id def go with the one from newegg on sale even has a decent cooler on it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
Brahh I just linked that.
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E8400s are still okay in a lot of games with a healthy 3.8+ overclock. I'd shoot for a 7870 or stretch to a 7950 (honestly they're almost giving those away right now) and shoot for 4ghz plus if your board will allow.

I have a core 2 rig at 2.66ghz and it performed great at 1080p with my 7970 in it. Granted yes it was bottlenecked pretty badly. But it performed better than the previous 7770 did by a good amount.
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post #14 of 18
The thing is, there's already a substantial performance difference between a 7770 and a 7850. You can't tell with the information you provided whether the additional performance gain with the 7970 would be much greater than the gain with a 7850.

My sig rig isn't updated; I am currently using a 650 Ti Boost. Even with 2 more cores, I still don't get maxed out GPU usage too often in GPU intensive games Metro: Last Light (and yes, it does take advantage of more cores). So even in a GPU intensive game I get CPU bottlenecking even though I have a faster CPU (for the purposes of that game). So what I'm saying is that the OP would be spending about $70 extra (which is a big jump for a $150 budget) for that 7950 for little to no performance gains.
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The thing is, there's already a substantial performance difference between a 7770 and a 7850. You can't tell with the information you provided whether the additional performance gain with the 7970 would be much greater than the gain with a 7850.

My sig rig isn't updated; I am currently using a 650 Ti Boost. Even with 2 more cores, I still don't get maxed out GPU usage too often in GPU intensive games Metro: Last Light (and yes, it does take advantage of more cores). So even in a GPU intensive game I get CPU bottlenecking even though I have a faster CPU (for the purposes of that game). So what I'm saying is that the OP would be spending about $70 extra (which is a big jump for a $150 budget) for that 7950 for little to no performance gains.

That's why I originally said a 7870. I only mentioned the 7950s because they're getting so cheap right now.
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Thread Starter 
thank you very much for the information guys I appreciate it a lot.

Yeah my GPU died on me after baking it over 9 times until it finally just had a heart attack lol ( rest in piece my old ass 4870 )

my problem is that I have no onboard GPU on my motherboard which completely screws me out of using my system for anything (using my old ass intel 3.0 Prescott single core tower from 10 years ago at the moment its so sad XD, and hello my old faithful ati x800 pro)

honestly for the recommended 7870 the price for the 7950 seems like a complete steal at the moment considering performance for the price ( i see it at 195 cheapest ) and the 7870 sells for close that also. It is extremely tempting indeed tho.

please keep in mind i also use old monitor which runs resolutions 1680x1050 single tube which doesn't require as much power anyways so a lot of it is overkill.

I was honestly looking into the 7790 which i can grab for 99 dollars, but so many jumps in GPU models for only 30-50 bucks more its getting insane for me to decide.

Many thanks and appreciation for all the information provided I am real grateful.

P.S- that MSI card price is nice but I had a lot of terrible experience with them before and comments on newegg and other sites sound bad( lots of heat problems detected/etc correct me if i am wrong)

also:


I wish i had money for new build but college tuition is a real buzz killington so I will most likely keep my DDR2 old faithful maybe till chrismas time or after new years.

And theres also that black friday coming up I can only imagine the madness of probably a 7950 for maybe 150 bucks XD.
Edited by KingAlkaiser - 8/23/13 at 10:03pm
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wow those 7950's are selling fast it had been sold out twice already.
post #18 of 18
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wow those 7950's are selling fast it had been sold out twice already.

OP get the Sapphire HD 7950. overclock your CPU to 4 Ghz. the E8400 is a very good overclocker. most games will play well. few will bottleneck. in future you can upgrade the CPU / MB / RAM when you have money. for its price the HD 7950 should perform well for a long time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
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