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7970 bit the farm... what to do?!

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I had a thread a few weeks ago in the AMD/ATI board about my failing 7970... it seemed like it died, but then I remounted it and whatnot and changed some settings and it seemed to mostly work for a few more weeks... Now out of the blue, it has bellied up again, but for good this time.

This is the only shot I was able to snap of it... there were worse corruption, but the screen didn't stay up long enough. Sometimes it was a full screen of bars (in whatever random color it felt like choosing at the time)... sometimes it's the splotchy looking corruption... Either way... it won't even boot into windows now with the GPU running. I had to remove the power supply cables in order to even boot it up using the i7's onboard GPU. (I couldn't remove the card entirely from the system cause it's still hooked up to the water loop and I can't just have the block flopping around in there attached to the tubing. I could prop it up on something though when I RMA it.)



So, anyway... I'm left wondering what to do now.

Obviously, I'm going to RMA this card... but in the mean-time, I'm not sure what to do...

I know the new AMD cards are right around the corner and I'm intrigued to see what they bring.

On the flip-side... I know the GTX 780's are a pretty solid card, but I'm a little put-off by their price.

It seems like no matter what, waiting till after AMD reveals their offerings is probably a smart decision as it may cause a competition induced price-drop on even NV's products if I decide to go that route.

I'll RMA the 7970 with MSI and sell the replacement when I receive that.

So... Should I hop on something now and have my gaming PC back in action ASAP or wait till the October time-frame and see how the marketplace changes?

I mean, in the mean-time I s'pose I could use my laptop as my primary system, it can game with the SLI GT750M's... (The Y510P in my system tag below)

Hmm.......................................................
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I doubt I could wait a month.. even if it was the cost savings option. I would RMA that card, go buy New card, then like you said, sell the new 7970 when it comes in. Plus you got to add in the new water block if you decide to go green, ect. Hard decision, but I wouldn't want to be without mine for a month or more. YMMV.
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I doubt I could wait a month.. even if it was the cost savings option. I would RMA that card, go buy New card, then like you said, sell the new 7970 when it comes in. Plus you got to add in the new water block if you decide to go green, ect. Hard decision, but I wouldn't want to be without mine for a month or more. YMMV.

Yeah, that's the challenge of it all, heh. I'd have to get a new water-block and re-do at least part of the loop no matter what I do except for in the case of using the replacement 7970... However, considering the option to do so, I'd rather just get something else. The problem is the costs involved. Regardless if I go Nvidia or AMD's new cards coming, I'd need to get a new block... so... hmm. I want to wait, but god-damn it's going to feel like an eternity.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 NEC Multi DVD Combo XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC GTX Block & Backplate (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 & EX120 Radiator (x2) Monsoon Series 2 DDC Pump Res Switftech MCP35X Pump Monsoon Hardline Tubing and Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro x64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 96 Hz Tesoro Durandal Mechanical Back-lit (MX Brown) EVGA 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF-X Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Razer eXactMat Sound Blaster Z SB1500 
Other
Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-4700MQ SLI GT750M 16GB  1TB & 24GB SSD Cache 
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Lenovo Y510P
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i7-3770K @ 4.8GHz w/ HT ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Galaxy GTX 780 Ti @ 1250MHz Evga GTX 780 Ti @ 1250MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Patriot Viper 3 Venom PC-12800 CL9 - Red 2x250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD @ Raid-0 2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ Raid-0 750GB Samsung F1 HD753LJ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 NEC Multi DVD Combo XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC GTX Block & Backplate (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 & EX120 Radiator (x2) Monsoon Series 2 DDC Pump Res Switftech MCP35X Pump Monsoon Hardline Tubing and Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro x64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 96 Hz Tesoro Durandal Mechanical Back-lit (MX Brown) EVGA 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF-X Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Razer eXactMat Sound Blaster Z SB1500 
Other
Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-4700MQ SLI GT750M 16GB  1TB & 24GB SSD Cache 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMouse
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