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November 7, 2012 12:28:22 AM

So I'm planning on buying a new graphics card but I want to keep it below $350. Some choices I have come across:
MSI Radeon 7950 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=1pg8cqjbzyrln
EVGA SuperClocked+ - GTX 660 Ti 3GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168141308129
EVGA GTX 660 Ti 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130811
Sapphire Radeon 7950 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

It will be running with an AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz six core CPU, 8GB RAM, a GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 Motherboard, a Corsair 750W PSU, and my case also has six to eight 120mm fans (can't remember exact number)

Also, noise isn't a concern for me but I don't want a card that will get really hot and damage itself. Suggestions are welcomed and appreciated but I just want it to stay $350 or below, NOTHING over.

Thanks
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 1:27:37 AM

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. Pricing of the Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X is 330 USD
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 1:38:42 AM

I don't use Gigabyte cards anymore had such bad luck in past i would never even consider one of their cards of course this was over two years ago and from what i hear those are pretty good here is a review of the HD 7950 Windforce 3X / Twin Frozr III if your interested http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 1:42:19 AM

Oh and pay no attention to the benchmarks in that review AMD has new drivers which make the card preform much better then those show
a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 1:42:55 AM

what games will you be playing?
November 7, 2012 2:03:20 AM

I've heard many good things about the EVGA GTX 660 ti,just throwing that out there.
November 7, 2012 2:10:58 AM

Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, GTA 4, GTA 5 (When it releases), Far Cry 3 (When it releases). Games like that. Right now I'm split between the Gigabyte version (http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-795WF3G&c=FR&pid=5e712da889ea87142855d46e529bab98fc82fdf2c9952f0f25766ce81f6ca338) and the Sapphire Vapor-X version (http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=AT-7950VPX&c=fr&pid=5e712da889ea87142855d46e529bab98fc82fdf2c9952f0f25766ce81f6ca338&gclid=CObI6a_3u7MCFXGRPAodYgcASQ)
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