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I currently have an EVGA gtx 570, and I was wondering if it was a good idea to get a pair of http://www.ncix.ca/products/index.php?sku=74900&vpn=GV-R777OC-1GD%20Rev2%2E0&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1210 for $89.99 (after MIR) and then sell my gtx 570 for around $200 or so.

Motherboard: Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 ATX LGA1155
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Fermi
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXV2 600W ATX
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT
 

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Negative on those cards. Although crossfire is fun to do, ultimately a single card solution is more stable in all games. I'd suggest going to a 7850 or 7870 if you can afford it. They are beast cards and overclock like crazy! You can find 7850's for under 200 bux now.
 

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What's a good replacement for a gt x 570 right now?
Wait for next gen, the 7850 falls short at a bit over 6950 performance levels, and although they do overclock quite good(I think they can go past a 7870), they aren't worth the cash if you've got a 570. The minimum upgrade from a 570 you could get IMO would be a 7870, I think they run a bit faster than a 580.
 

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Wait for next gen, the 7850 falls short at a bit over 6950 performance levels, and although they do overclock quite good(I think they can go past a 7870), they aren't worth the cash if you've got a 570. The minimum upgrade from a 570 you could get IMO would be a 7870, I think they run a bit faster than a 580.
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i think id go with the 7870 or 7850. They OC like nuts. Like seriously crazy.
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Negative on those cards. Although crossfire is fun to do, ultimately a single card solution is more stable in all games. I'd suggest going to a 7850 or 7870 if you can afford it. They are beast cards and overclock like crazy! You can find 7850's for under 200 bux now.
On average how much better is this card http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=69557&vpn=AX7870%202GBD5-2DH&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1210 than my current gtx 570?
 

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What's a good replacement for a gt x 570 right now?
HD 7950 OC is the best card to replace your GTX 570. best price perf. you don't want to buy a new card to get the same performance. HD 7950 at 1.15 Ghz will beat a GTX 580 or GTX 570 OC by 40%. Get a card with a good cooler like the Gigabyte HD 7950 OC.
 

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7770's are not weak cards. They can be OCed to 6850-6870 levels which when put into CF would make it faster then a GTX670. Though The lack of memory and 128bit bus makes CF pointless on these cards.

My brother has a 7770GE @ 1300mhz and gets 17865 for the Graphics score for 3dmark vantage using the P setting. Card can take on a highly clocked GTX460 with ease. Card is a pretty decent low power card that can still pack a punch. Get a 7950 and call it a day.
 

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7770's are not weak cards. They can be OCed to 6850-6870 levels which when put into CF would make it faster then a GTX670. Though The lack of memory and 128bit bus makes CF pointless on these cards.
My brother has a 7770GE @ 1300mhz and gets 17865 for the Graphics score for 3dmark vantage using the P setting. Card can take on a highly clocked GTX460 with ease. Card is a pretty decent low power card that can still pack a punch. Get a 7950 and call it a day.
Or a 670.
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Or a 670.
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7770's are not weak cards. They can be OCed to 6850-6870 levels which when put into CF would make it faster then a GTX670. Though The lack of memory and 128bit bus makes CF pointless on these cards.
My brother has a 7770GE @ 1300mhz and gets 17865 for the Graphics score for 3dmark vantage using the P setting. Card can take on a highly clocked GTX460 with ease. Card is a pretty decent low power card that can still pack a punch. Get a 7950 and call it a day.
This card is going for $300 on NCIX.ca , http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1210 the cheapest GTX 670 is about $360 after MIR ($10).
So... ?

PS: How easily can I OC the 7950 (without having to change the volt and all of the other fun stuff) ?
 

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This card is going for $300 on NCIX.ca , http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1210 the cheapest GTX 670 is about $360 after MIR ($10).
So... ?
PS: How easily can I OC the 7950 (without having to change the volt and all of the other fun stuff) ?
Gigabyte HD 7950 comes with stock clocks of 900 Mhz . Overclocking in AMD CCC without voltage control is very easy. Enable AMD Overdrive in the Performance tab in AMD CCC. max out power control to +20% . AMD CCC allows overclocking upto 1.05 Ghz for the HD 7950. Test for stability using BF3, Heaven 3.0, 3DMARK 11, Crysis 2.

With voltage control and an app like Sapphire trixx or MSI afterburner you can get this bad ass chip to 1.15 - 1.2 Ghz. If you want to know how a HD 7950 at 1.2 Ghz performs.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/2
 

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Gigabyte HD 7950 comes with stock clocks of 900 Mhz . Overclocking in AMD CCC without voltage control is very easy. Enable AMD Overdrive in the Performance tab in AMD CCC. max out power control to +20% . AMD CCC allows overclocking upto 1.05 Ghz for the HD 7950. Test for stability using BF3, Heaven 3.0, 3DMARK 11, Crysis 2.
With voltage control and an app like Sapphire trixx or MSI afterburner you can get this bad ass chip to 1.15 - 1.2 Ghz. If you want to know how a HD 7950 at 1.2 Ghz performs.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/2
Ah man, I think you just bought me with that, is my PSU good enough for OCing? Also is there a guide (in more detail) that explains what you just said above?
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PS: I was reading the review and it said, that those speeds on the HD 7950, are very rare to get with your average 7950 card, is the one i showed about good enough to get at least 80% of that OCing? Also I have air cooling.
 

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I can pick up this card (store is close to my house) for $338 including taxes and what not.

http://forums.us.ncix.ca/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1210

and the one you recommended including taxes + S&H for $318

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

For a $20 difference I think I should go with the Gigabyte, right?

PS: This might sound stupid, but are there ANY advantages on purchasing a GPU that it's from the same brand as the MOBO? (In general)
 

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The thing i do like about ATI cards.. Is ALOT of the older aftermarket GPU coolers will work on them(Even though it doesnt say it) I put a OLD Zalman VF1000 cooler on the 7770! And it worked wonders for my temps
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Just remember, that MOST ati GPU's r pretty much the same, From the older cards to the newer cards(From what ive seen) and you could get a card that has stock cooling(If its cheaper and get a older aftermarket HSF and have great cooling(Better than most stock)
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Now im not 100% sure if all ATI GPU's are the same size, Its just from what ive seen with my own exp
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I can pick up this card (store is close to my house) for $338 including taxes and what not.
http://forums.us.ncix.ca/products/?sku=67546&vpn=GV-R795WF3-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1210
and the one you recommended including taxes + S&H for $318
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667
For a $20 difference I think I should go with the Gigabyte, right?
PS: This might sound stupid, but are there ANY advantages on purchasing a GPU that it's from the same brand as the MOBO? (In general)
Go with that 7950. OC it like crap. Enjoy
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Nope. No advantage. Tho its nice for people to see u support gigabyte lol.
 
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