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Trading a 7950 for a GTX 770 worth it?

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Hello everybody,


Somebody proposed changing my 7950, which is currently watercooled but he only wants the reference cooler so I get to keep the waterblock and backplate (which I can sell). The 770 is this model: http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/NE5X770H1042J

Trading for this could get me a higher value card (Litecoin or other cryptos haven't raised 7950 prices too much here), which I could sell along with the other stuff to get a 290 and keep on mining etc OR I could keep the 770. Basically going with the 770 would open up some nice options and it is slightly more powerful than my 7950 too thumb.gif Ideas?
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Trade....thumb.gif
    
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post #3 of 16
Agreed'
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Pretty damn tempted currently. I still have time until the trade so I want to really think this through biggrin.gif
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Anybody have a different view or anything to add? I'm willing to listen to all suggestions smile.gif
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post #6 of 16
Trade! You've already listed some excellent reasons to do so and there aren't any downsides I can see, other than not having an AMD card for a short while. Plus, that 770 got pretty good reviews and is very quiet smile.gif
    
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post #7 of 16
I agree with OP. Now it's either keep the 770 or sell it off for a R9 290.

For me, I'd probably sell off the 770 and get the reference 290 with an EK block.
    
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post #8 of 16
Trade, trade!
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post #9 of 16
Make sure that when you trade the cards that the 770 is fully functional. Don't get shafted with a broken card.
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post #10 of 16
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Yeah I asked him to send it in for me first and he agreed so it seems good. He seems like a decent guy too. Although that never guarantees anything haha biggrin.gif
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