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not sure if ur country has ebay, but 7970's are selling for like $250 they have hit rock bottom on resale value. just buy from a 100% feedback rating seller and u should be fine.
    
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It should be able to run just about anything with all settings maxed out, excluding AA, and that you can crank up to about 4x before you see any fps below 60, also I highly recommend giving it a bit of an overclock, the 7950 takes to high mem clocks like a fish to water thumb.gif

I'm currently using a universal block therefore there isn't any cooling on the RAMs. I suspect thats what killed my over-volted 6950. Since 7950 seems to be chewing down anything I throw at him at this moment, I won't be oc'ing too much just in case.
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Mine are both running at 1100Mhz core clock and 1550Mhz mem clock on the stock reference blowers and stock voltage. They are a breeze to OC, but then again stock performance is pretty solid too, so either way should be great
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Being so close to release i say wait the 7xxx might drop more in price but if you really cant wait the 7950 is still a great choice might even find a 7970 on sell in your budget or used.
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post #25 of 27
I dunno. Remember the original retail price of a 7950 and 7970? Almost twice the price for what they are selling for today. I wouldn't be surprised to see the 9xxxx cards launch at similar prices and taking another 6 months to drop to more 'reasonable' levels. I paid $320 for my 7950 and I love it but I would have never paid $450 for it.
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I dunno. Remember the original retail price of a 7950 and 7970? Almost twice the price for what they are selling for today. I wouldn't be surprised to see the 9xxxx cards launch at similar prices and taking another 6 months to drop to more 'reasonable' levels. I paid $320 for my 7950 and I love it but I would have never paid $450 for it.

Exactly! The 7950 may not perform as good as what's around the corner. But what's around the corner surely won't have the FPS/$ ratio like the 7950 currently has.
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I'm gonna be genuinely surprised if the 7950 drops in price anymore than it has once the 9XXX cards come out, maybe a little drop for the 7970, but not the 7950
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