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November 22, 2012 11:11:44 PM

i'm now able to choose between these two cards:

1- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] r787oc-2gd

2-SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 100352VXSR

The price difference here is around 140$ so I wanna know if the 7950 is worthy of the extra 140$ ?

The rest of the build:

-Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

-Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

-HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM

-Case - Cooler Master HAF 912

-PSU - XFX Pro series xxx 750w 80 Bronze

-Two Xgamtik 120mm Fans and one megaflow 200mm fan

I will be upgrading to crossfire in the future when the card i'm picking gets a price drop

My screen res is 1080 and I play heavy games like BF3 and Other rich RPGS

so what do you think?

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November 22, 2012 11:52:09 PM

1) Your graphic card link is broken
2) $140 difference in which currency ? can't be USD
3) single HD7870 with your setup can play BF3 at ultra setting without any issue.
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November 22, 2012 11:52:26 PM

Get number 2. I have that same card in my build. That is a real nice card. I get huge FPS on games like wow and swtor.
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November 23, 2012 10:42:23 AM

ttcboy said:
1) Your graphic card link is broken
2) $140 difference in which currency ? can't be USD
3) single HD7870 with your setup can play BF3 at ultra setting without any issue.


sorry for the broken links, here you go:

1- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2-SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And no it's not in USD it's in JOD (Jordanian currency), in my currency it's about 90 Jod that's about 140 bucks .

Benches does not agree with you :\

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November 23, 2012 4:57:40 PM

Hello,
is the card going to be shipped to you by a company like Aramex?
i also happen to be living in Jordan and building a desktop right now
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November 23, 2012 10:25:02 PM

There are some HD7950 cards that you can get under US$300 and u can consider them as well.

From the real world gaming point of view, there is not so much of difference for most of the game between 7870 and 7950 if you are playing at 1920x1080 setting.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/call-of-duty-black-...

If you look at the graphic card hierarchy chart, they are only 1-tier away from each other and note that it must be at least 3 tiers apart to see the notable difference. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

One of the thing to note is that most of the monitor is 60Hz which means no matter how many FPS u have, it will be limited to 60FPS showing on monitor no matter what the game can produce. Another factor is that human eye can't distinguish much when it comes above like 40/50 FPS unless u are on constant adrenalin rush.

If you want single card that will perform decently for let's say like 2years, pay extra US$60 and get HD7950.

On the other hand, if you want to have solid performance for 1year from now and add-in another card (when the prices drops further) in cross-fire and extend the life of ur rig further like my current set-up, u r good to go with HD7870.
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November 23, 2012 11:21:20 PM

samer005 said:
Hello,
is the card going to be shipped to you by a company like Aramex?
i also happen to be living in Jordan and building a desktop right now

Hello there, I'm buying this card from a local store called city center..they are the cheapest in Jordan, you can look up there facebook page were they publish there stuff :) 
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November 23, 2012 11:27:00 PM

ttcboy said:
There are some HD7950 cards that you can get under US$300 and u can consider them as well.

From the real world gaming point of view, there is not so much of difference for most of the game between 7870 and 7950 if you are playing at 1920x1080 setting.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/call-of-duty-black-...

If you look at the graphic card hierarchy chart, they are only 1-tier away from each other and note that it must be at least 3 tiers apart to see the notable difference. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

One of the thing to note is that most of the monitor is 60Hz which means no matter how many FPS u have, it will be limited to 60FPS showing on monitor no matter what the game can produce. Another factor is that human eye can't distinguish much when it comes above like 40/50 FPS unless u are on constant adrenalin rush.

If you want single card that will perform decently for let's say like 2years, pay extra US$60 and get HD7950.

On the other hand, if you want to have solid performance for 1year from now and add-in another card (when the prices drops further) in cross-fire and extend the life of ur rig further like my current set-up, u r good to go with HD7870.

thank you this was very helpful but the fact that here in jordan we have a huge tax on everything sucks..so there's no way i could be getting it under 300 Jod and that's about 400$ :(  but whatever I wont be building another pc for like 3 years so I think i will pay the extra cash for some future proofing
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November 24, 2012 12:15:05 AM

klagera said:
thank you this was very helpful but the fact that here in jordan we have a huge tax on everything sucks..so there's no way i could be getting it under 300 Jod and that's about 400$ :(  but whatever I wont be building another pc for like 3 years so I think i will pay the extra cash for some future proofing


Glad to be of help, it's the same here in Singapore and that's why i asked my friend to buy for me the mobo,cpu,ram,graphic card & ssd when he visit to his relatives in USA. Have to do some advance planning and wait but it's worth it. In my case, i saved around US$250.

Newegg don't do international shipping but Amazon does. No harm checking out on Amazon site, it might even be cheaper including the shipping cost compare to ur local stores.
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