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X2 7950 or x2 7970 on 750w psu?

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May 9, 2012 12:51:02 AM

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=N82E168...
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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May 9, 2012 12:59:29 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 1:21:17 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 1:55:42 AM

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?
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May 9, 2012 2:01:46 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 2:05:51 AM

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?
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May 9, 2012 2:25:35 AM

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.
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May 9, 2012 7:30:50 PM

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 :) 
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May 9, 2012 9:05:28 PM

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.
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May 10, 2012 7:29:52 PM

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. :) 
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May 10, 2012 9:39:33 PM

I hope you have seen the light that the new GTX 670 for $400 is the ONLY way to go right now.
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May 10, 2012 9:55:04 PM

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.
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May 10, 2012 11:18:38 PM

Ok, I just looked at the 670 benchmarks, probably gonna get a 670 now.
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May 10, 2012 11:20:14 PM

The 670 is a beast at that price. Good choice.
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