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http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=81960&vpn=HD7950-DC2-3GD5-V2&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1317

210usd

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127734

220usd
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I agree that you should upgrade your GPU but I would also look at your CPU being a bottleneck with the new video card. I got myself a MSI 7950 a few weeks ago and found my AMD 955 is bottle necking it big time even after overclocking to 3.8 ghz the CPU usage would hang around the 70-90% mark while the GPU usage would only sit at the 25-35% mark.
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I agree that you should upgrade your GPU but I would also look at your CPU being a bottleneck with the new video card. I got myself a MSI 7950 a few weeks ago and found my AMD 955 is bottle necking it big time even after overclocking to 3.8 ghz the CPU usage would hang around the 70-90% mark while the GPU usage would only sit at the 25-35% mark.

There's something going wrong with your setup... Yest it MIGHT bottleneck an OCed 7950. but only 35% usage is just messed up... What where you doing?
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Thanks for all the great input so far! Digesting the current advice. Will hope to make some decisions and order some parts on Monday.
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There's something going wrong with your setup... Yest it MIGHT bottleneck an OCed 7950. but only 35% usage is just messed up... What where you doing?

Just playing battlefield 3
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Just playing battlefield 3

That's very odd man... Have you tried to fix it? According to THIS benchmark it does bottleneck a 7970 and its only like 5-10 frames away from an i5 2500k which doesn't bottlneck the 7970 and both CPUs are at stock speeds
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That's very odd man... Have you tried to fix it? According to THIS benchmark it does bottleneck a 7970 and its only like 5-10 frames away from an i5 2500k which doesn't bottlneck the 7970 and both CPUs are at stock speeds

After looking into the issue I found a clean install of windows helped the issue i'm now getting between 40%-80% usage of my graphics card in battlefield 3 so it no longer lags which is good. if anyone else runs into this try clean all your drivers and re install them or just re install windows.
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After looking into the issue I found a clean install of windows helped the issue i'm now getting between 40%-80% usage of my graphics card in battlefield 3 so it no longer lags which is good. if anyone else runs into this try clean all your drivers and re install them or just re install windows.

Ahh that's great... Good you fixed your issue biggrin.gif
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