APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:In 3 weeks or 4BUDGET RANGE:$440 USD at most
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming, Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, 3DS Max, and Bitcoin mining
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:Nvidia GTS 450, Corsair TX750 V2
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:i5 2500k OC'd @ 4.5GHz, ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3, Kingston HyperX 8GB, and CM690 II Case.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg, but I will consider other sites.COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States, Arkansas
OVERCLOCKING:MaybeSLI OR CROSSFIRE:No
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like the card to remain cool and have a good warranty. I would like to run Battlefield 3 at Ultra (if possible), Bad Company 2 at the highest, Modded Skyrim, and Modded GTA IV (The ENB Graphics Mod).
I hear that the 7900 series cards are great overclockers, which is why the 7950 intrigues me. Also the 3GB may be useful for when I play modded Skyrim. But I also hear that Nvidia has better drivers than AMD does. Also the GTX 670 fares better in the games I play the most.
And also for my photoshop, AAE, and 3DS Max, which would fare better for these uses? Nvidia or AMD?