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Kind of in the same boat as the O.P. Thanks for the responses. the 7950 definitely seems like a HUGE steal right now.
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Was just browsing through newegg.ca again and they have added another model of 7950 with a good price.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458 215$ CDN after rebate.

Is the PowerColor PCS+ 7950 a decent card for overclocking and have a good cooler? Also if I do get a 7950 what AM3+ CPU should I upgrade to in a few months to better handle the 7950?
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The only 7870 i would buy for cheap today would be the "Hawk" Or "XT"
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Was just browsing through newegg.ca again and they have added another model of 7950 with a good price.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458 215$ CDN after rebate.

Is the PowerColor PCS+ 7950 a decent card for overclocking and have a good cooler? Also if I do get a 7950 what AM3+ CPU should I upgrade to in a few months to better handle the 7950?
Get an 8320 or 8350 as a CPU upgrade. That 7950 is about average. it's better than the XFX and single fan cards except the HIS model.
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Get an 8320 or 8350 as a CPU upgrade. That 7950 is about average. it's better than the XFX and single fan cards except the HIS model.

I have the PoweColor PCS+ 7950's in crossfire and love them. The cooler is very efficient and quiet, top card stays around 78'c under load and VRM's even though not heat sinked stays below 80'c. Both my cards reach 1150MHz core and 1500MHz Memory @ 1.23mv. Also PowerColor has great RMA service, it's how I acquired 1 of my 7950's because it was going to take a while to repair my 7870 xt so they offered a free upgrade to speed up the process.

I say it's a good buy and OP should pick one up before their gone.

As for CPU I would go with the 8320. No sense spending the extra cash on a CPU that's just clocked a bit faster and could be offset through overclocking.
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Well I guess I will go with the 7950. It will be more future proof and hopefully run even better in a few months when I get some extra money to buy a new CPU. Is the stock cooler on the 8320 as bad as it is on the 4170? This thing gets to like 5500 rpm and 62C. Right on the edge of too hot.
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I have a Sapphire VaporX HD7950 and it folds 24/7 at 100% all day and night. at 60% fan profile it never breaks 62*c. Go with the Sapphire. You'll be happier in the long run.
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HD 7950 without a doubt. much faster than HD 7870. 10 - 15% faster than HD 7870 Tahiti LE at same clocks. massive 3GB VRAM. but the XFX DD cooler is not good. go with the sapphire HD 7950. much better cooler than XFX DD. quieter and can maintain temps below 70c at stock and around 75c when overclocked to 1150 mhz. unlocked voltage.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/5/

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

powercolor HD 7950 is also a good option.

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=84902&vpn=AX7950%203GBD5-2DHV5E&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1645

this.
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The only 7870 i would buy for cheap today would be the "Hawk" Or "XT"

that.
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what does the r9 270x match up with ?

it matches up with an overclocked 7870 (because that's what it is) and the 660ti (because that's what an overclocked 7870 does).
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with a saphire 7950 you get 3 games with this promo http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/never-settle/Pages/nsreloadedforever.aspx
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