Ya, $370 is a little pushing it. I also am not sure because i think that nVidia is a more reliable company then AMD. So do you think that even with the smaller clocks and less intense cooling that the msi 670 is better?
Yes if you could afford that 7970, I think it's the best option. Although my cards in my prior post could be your choice if you couldn't afford the 7970. No, nvidia is not a more reliable company, yes their support and drivers are a bit better, but not in a way that you can tell 'nvidia is better'. You can't judge on clocks, you only can judge from performance. 7970's performance is better than 670's so yes, it should be better than the 670 MSI.
"7970 too big, 7950 not sure if it's worth it." They are both a better bang for your buck right now. It seems your just making excuses to go Nvidia.
No, actually, the 7970 model people have been giving me is actually too big for my case. Maybe the 7950 comment was a little biased, but if you read the comment below, this seems like an awesome deal: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?...
Hopefully it will come back in stock soon.
If not, I will take a look at some 7950's. Was my msi 7950 oc a good card?
Regarding that 670 on sale. Yes it's a steal but, Tom's hardware said that a 7950 BE could match a 670 these days. Microcenter is also known to sell hardware cheaper than MRSP, so who knows that you might be able to get a 7950 for lower prices? The 670 also comes with a reference cooler, which means that it may not have good temps and good increase in clocks when overclocking. And the 670 comes from a not-that-known brand of nvidia cards, which is galaxy. They should be fine, but sometimes getting from a well known brand is a better option. We also won't know that it could be a discontinued model, which means that it will probably not be stocked back again. So, the 7950 should be a fine choice.