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October 2, 2012 3:16:14 AM

do you think the prices if the 7950 will drop in the next week?

i saw a 7970 for $340 on amazon but say it a day to late :( 


7950 prices are still at $330 will they drop to 300 or 280 soon?

Ideas/ coments?

should i got for a cheaper card?

i want to card in my rig soon

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October 2, 2012 3:29:53 AM

What resolution is your monitor? You can get a 7870 for only $200 and a 7950 for $300 right not (are you in the US or not? because off of newegg these are their current prices).
7870- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7950- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or you can get this card if you want to save some money but I personally would get the Sapphire as I believe it's the better card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 2, 2012 1:40:49 PM

Then just stick with the 7950 it's a great card and more than enough for that resolution.
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October 2, 2012 2:39:17 PM

Also i suggest you get the Vapor X allot have horrible coil whine though i am not sure which all do or don't but the Vapor X does not suffer from this plague.The coil whine is just awful imo on some models a NO GO BUY for me.However it does not hinder any card performance. Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
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October 2, 2012 3:44:34 PM

The Vapor X cards does have a really nice cooler, But I believe that model is voltage locked. Most people go for the 950MHz version of that card (not Vapor X) which OC very nicely. That is of course if you are interested in overclocking your card...
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October 2, 2012 4:07:12 PM

Ooh, nice deal after rebate that one!

Thought I would also throw this link in:

Tom's 7950 Sound Comparison

If you live outside North America - avoid Power Color like the plague - their RMA service is non-existant for the 2nd years warrenty!!!!

I bought the Asus Direct CUII TOP - just waiting on delivery :) 
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October 2, 2012 7:58:04 PM

Hoo Yeah! :D 

I know the 7970 Direct CUII TOP cards are binned for better chips which is why they are hard to get as there are not so many of them around

Don't think the 7950 version is binned but it's still an excellent card ^^
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October 2, 2012 8:58:52 PM

when you oc do they check anything i you return them.

like if they had a chip that detects if you have oc the card before?

does asus makes bad card beause on newegg it has 3 eggs!!
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October 2, 2012 9:53:00 PM

There are stories that the early 7950 Direct CUII TOP (HD7950-DC2T-3GD5) card's cooler needed stronger tension from the 4 retaining screws...

In about about July / August they released a newer model version of the card - HD7950-DC2T-3GD5-V2
This newer card also now has 6 heatpipes instead of 5, so things should be fine :) 
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October 3, 2012 12:01:39 AM

I was going to buy the xfx 7950 but some of the reviews said that there was blown capasitos, bad fan, black screen, ect. im going to wait for the saffire or msi cards to go back down a little and save a few bucks and maybe get a game!

thanks for the opions and help!
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October 3, 2012 12:08:58 AM

awesomedude911 said:
I was going to buy the xfx 7950 but some of the reviews said that there was blown capasitos, bad fan, black screen, ect. im going to wait for the saffire or msi cards to go back down a little and save a few bucks and maybe get a game!

thanks for the opions and help!
That's a good idea.Good luck and your very welcome anytime. :hello: 
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October 3, 2012 12:44:56 AM

The man has a plan, I like it!

Can't knock those free games, Have fun when you get there :D 
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October 10, 2012 1:13:01 AM

Best answer selected by awesomedude911.
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