X2 7950 or x2 7970 on 750w psu?

Hello,

I was thinking about switching my gpu from a GTX 460 to something like a 7950 or 7970 and i was kinda worried about my psu. It is 750w 80 plus gold.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103080&Tpk=SPARKLE%20R-SPI750ACAG%20750W
I was wondering if that would be enough for x2 of either 7970s or 7950s.
I am also wondering if having 2 of either of these cards is overkill. I have a "21 inch monitor, and I normally play at 1920x1080, but I usually try to max out all of my games. I mostly play BF3 or Skyrim, and it seems like my 460 is bottlenecking my entire system
My specs are:
2500k OCd to 4.3Ghz
8gb RAM
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P motherboard

Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. One 7970 at that res would run anything for sometime. Just buy one 7970. Also, 2x 7970s would be fine on that powersupply. Would rather see you have a 850 but sparkle makes a solid ps.
  2. The 7970's a decent choice now that it costs what it should and that there are plenty of third-party builds that don't sound like jet engines. That PSU's plenty for two of either card.
  3. kajabla said:
    The 7970's a decent choice now that it costs what it should and that there are plenty of third-party builds that don't sound like jet engines. That PSU's plenty for two of either card.


    Ok. I was also thinking about getting a GTX680,since I heard it performs a little better, but is the performance difference worth the price/ the wait to get it since there is hardly any?
  4. As far as I can see, there are not currently any 680s available at $500, their correct price. Get one if you can find it, but otherwise the 7970's fine.
  5. kajabla said:
    As far as I can see, there are not currently any 680s available at $500, their correct price. Get one if you can find it, but otherwise the 7970's fine.

    Ok, thx, and I was planning on buying this card in a few weeks to a month. Do you think the 680 prices will come down by then?
    Also, which 7970 would you recommend?
  6. codydragon1 said:
    Ok, thx, and I was planning on buying this card in a few weeks to a month. Do you think the 680 prices will come down by then?
    Also, which 7970 would you recommend?


    If you could, I would pull the trigger on a AMD 7970 right now... They have the 3 game bundle for free with it right now. @ 479.99 and 3 games it is by far the best deal.
  7. Ok guys, thanks for your help, and I'll be getting the money for the card soon, but I'm gonna wait and see if the 680 comes down in price.
    Thanks again :)
  8. If you sign up for Newegg email alerts and check your email often, you should be able to get a 680 eventually. They sell out within a few minutes, but you could easily be lucky and catch a notification right when it's sent.
  9. Get the 7970.
  10. kajabla said:
    If you sign up for Newegg email alerts and check your email often, you should be able to get a 680 eventually. They sell out within a few minutes, but you could easily be lucky and catch a notification right when it's sent.


    Ok, thanks for the info, I will defiantly look into that. Thanks again. :)
  11. I hope you have seen the light that the new GTX 670 for $400 is the ONLY way to go right now.
  12. 17seconds said:
    I hope you have seen the light that the new GTX 670 for $400 is the ONLY way to go right now.


    Yea, I just saw that, and I was considering that to, but if the 7970 still has the 3 free games, I might still get that.
  13. Ok, I just looked at the 670 benchmarks, probably gonna get a 670 now.
  14. The 670 is a beast at that price. Good choice.
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