Here is where I am having a bit of trouble in my decision. I very rarely play games in max resolution.
So I guess my question is should I really spend the extra on the 7950 if I am not running my games at max resolution or doesn't it really matter since I will get more fps with the higher card anyway.
In general for gaming, go with the best GPU you can buy, and support it with a processor that won't hold it back. Your i7 3770K is a superb processor and will keep up to any graphics card option that's out now.
If you haven't got the motherboard yet and for up to 2 video cards, I'd go with the Maximus V GENE board and put the $200 savings towards a better graphics card - HD 7800 or up. Then you'll have a 3rd generation system from cpu through to PCIe 3.0 on the card.