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So i was wondering what do you guys think i should upgrade. If you had money to spend where would you start. 

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Keyboard, custom loop, 2nd 7950, and If you really wanted to change something, then the PSU.
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You have a very solid system as it is, the only room for improvement I could see is a better display and either a second 7970 or moving to Nvidia if you upgrade to a G-Sync display.

How much money do you have set aside? What dollar amount are we looking at here?

I believe Asus has a 120Hz G-Sync 1080P display coming for $400, basically the little brother to the $800 1440P ROG Swift we expect around June. If you went this route you would want to move over to Nvidia to take advantage of G-Sync. Maybe move to a couple of 780s with the $400 display.

Or move to the new display and just one 780 Ti.....just depends on what you want to spend.
    
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I was looking at the 780 but not sure how much better is it then the 7970. Also the screen that I have is pretty amazing ips screen if there better out there then damn which are they.
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Originally Posted by Emu105 View Post

I was looking at the 780 but not sure how much better is it then the 7970. Also the screen that I have is pretty amazing ips screen if there better out there then damn which are they.

The move from 7970 to 780 isn't so much an upgrade as it is a side grade, the advantage comes in you would be able to make use of G-Sync should you buy a compatible display.

As for what display is better than yours, better is subjective. A good TN panel display will have better motion clarity and response time than any IPS, you just lose a little bit of color reproduction (Although the ROG Swift is looking to minimize that).

Right now the two monitors looking to make a change to the display field is the Asus ROG Swift, it is a 27" 1440P G-sync 8-bit TN 144Hz display, for about $800. The TN panel in it is the first mainstream 8-bit, compared to standard 6-bit, and was designed from the ground up by Asus for this display. It should be nothing short of amazing.

Next in line is what I am referring to as the little brother of the above display. It is a 24" 1080P TN G-Sync display, I am just not sure if it is 6-bit or 8-bit. It should come in around $400.
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I read you can hook up a 280x with a 7970 what if I do that. Reason is I want to max out bf4 with resolution scaling at 200% and play total rome 2 max but now would my 850 psu handle it.
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Yes 850w is way more than you need. You can even add a 3rd card.
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