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Aren't the current gen GPUs only a slight bump in performance from my 7950? I kind of have a rule to not spend more than around $400 for a GPU anyway. I'm sure the 780ti will smoke my 7950 but I'm not dropping $700 on a GPU lol. Aren't the 800 series nvidias going to be out soon?

You can picked up used R9 290 and 290x for really cheap right now off ebay with lowest being sold at $280 I believe. Then you can sell off your old card for 150 - 180$.
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Aren't the current gen GPUs only a slight bump in performance from my 7950? I kind of have a rule to not spend more than around $400 for a GPU anyway. I'm sure the 780ti will smoke my 7950 but I'm not dropping $700 on a GPU lol. Aren't the 800 series nvidias going to be out soon?
Yea they wont give you a HUGE difference in performance but it'll be there. Not worth the price to upgrade for the little upgrade it'll be. If I was you I would personally wait for the 900 series at this point or maybe after. Depending on what you do with it anyways. The 800 series ( GTX 880) apparently is a refresh for the 780 cards. SO my obvious first thought is that its not a true Maxwell card. But prove me if I'm wrong. makes me not want to say get a 880 at that point
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Yea they wont give you a HUGE difference in performance but it'll be there. Not worth the price to upgrade for the little upgrade it'll be. If I was you I would personally wait for the 900 series at this point or maybe after. Depending on what you do with it anyways. The 800 series ( GTX 880) apparently is a refresh for the 780 cards. SO my obvious first thought is that its not a true Maxwell card. But prove me if I'm wrong. makes me not want to say get a 880 at that point

Who the hell told you that?
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buy an x5660! they are around $120 on ebay, 6 core cpus would be a nice little upgrade if you really just want something new.
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I went from an i7 920 to an i7 4770 and am very happy with the ugprade. Everything responds fluidly and my productivity has increased 23%! (Not really, I just play games and surf the web tongue.gif)
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