Yes, but i'd get the 7870 tahiti le, you can wait for it in newegg or get it in superbiiz, it's a legit website.
Yea I think that is what I'm going to do, because the 7950 would be a little over budget for me and I'm already pushing it at a 1k budget anyway haha, do you know much about their customer service and returns just in case of doa? (the UPS around here is awful...which I saw they unfortunately ship with ;c)
Also the superbiz website doesn't accept prepaid visa's (gift card) which I am stuck using for this.. any other suggestions besides waiting? I'd rather order it all asap so that I don't lose out on the 30 day RMA policy of newegg :\ (in case of doa's)
I'd hate to have to make a compromise on the gpu but I think I might have too, hopefully I can have the option of crossfireing in the nearish future
I'm actually considering the 7950, my full budget right now is 1150 on the dot, after tax shipping and everything, with this little extra I think I can fit the 7950 in and still have room to either grab a keyboard/speakers or mouse for the gf (since she's getting my old laptop), sound reasonable?
I'm just not sure what I'd really gain since I do know that most gpu's don't really benefit past 2gb of memory on them, at least from what I understand