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Building the same system almost a year later. Curious about if Gpu price.

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April 4, 2013 8:18:51 PM

I built this rig about a year ago.


MSI Radeon HD 7950 R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814127667
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$319.99


1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


1

KASPERSKY lab Anti-Virus 2013 - 1 PC - OEM
Item #:N82E16832355050
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$39.99


1

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817151095
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$124.99
$89.99


1

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145345
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$64.99


1

NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811146084
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$44.99


1

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822148767
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$79.99
$59.99


1

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Item #:N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$37.99
$36.99


1

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$134.99


1

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$219.99


Grand Total: $1,071.91

I love it. It works like a charm. Ran every single game ive thrown at it on max and ive run a lot of games. Im curious if the gpu is still worth paying $320 worth or if their is a better price/frame/quality build GPU out on the market now.
April 4, 2013 8:36:36 PM

jscoyne2 said:
I built this rig about a year ago.


MSI Radeon HD 7950 R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814127667
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$319.99


1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


1

KASPERSKY lab Anti-Virus 2013 - 1 PC - OEM
Item #:N82E16832355050
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$39.99


1

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817151095
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$124.99
$89.99


1

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145345
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$64.99


1

NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811146084
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$44.99


1

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822148767
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$79.99
$59.99


1

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Item #:N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$37.99
$36.99


1

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$134.99


1

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$219.99


Grand Total: $1,071.91

I love it. It works like a charm. Ran every single game ive thrown at it on max and ive run a lot of games. Im curious if the gpu is still worth paying $320 worth or if their is a better price/frame/quality build GPU out on the market now.


-Get an i5-3570k instead
-Yes the 7950 is great but there are cheaper 7950's below $300 that will do great.
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April 5, 2013 1:01:20 AM

But why the big price difference for the same card?
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April 5, 2013 3:49:51 AM

prices have gone down substantially in order for amd and nvidia to compete. not to mention 7950s now come with crysis 3
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April 5, 2013 5:05:59 AM

Why would he spend the money to buy a 3750k when he already has a 2500k? Don't.
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April 5, 2013 5:49:58 AM

Not to be rude but this still doesnt help me. Im building pretty much a twin computer for my brother and im trying to be a little more price savey about it. Why blow 300+ on a card when I can still get the same performance for lesa. I just dont know which cards and why the big price diff between a msi twin frozr 7950 and another brands 7950. Shouldnt it be the same hardware in the card
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April 5, 2013 10:15:02 AM

TheBigTroll said:
different cards have different coolers and pcbs therefore they cost different. the GPU inside is the same though

this is a 7950 for 289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This is the card you should get. My brother has it and it never gets above 70c no matter how high he overclocks it!

Also Sapphire cards are legendary overclockers.

Also if he has a 2500k, then yeah keep it. Otherwise an i5-3570k is clearly superior in every way.
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