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What to get 7970 or 7950??

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February 15, 2013 9:23:41 AM

I was wondering which is bettter of the two?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card OR THE 7950 ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Lian-Li PC-A05FNB ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer B233HL Jbmdh 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($166.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1196.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 06:22 EST-0500)

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February 15, 2013 9:41:38 AM

what will you be doing with the gpu?
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February 15, 2013 10:01:41 AM

ok, either way i was going to say a hd7950, they overclock on stock voltage to beat a stock hd7970. the only hd7950 i can recomend though is the gigabyte windforce 3x i have one in crossfire and when i just run on that card alone i still get minimum 55fps on bf3 ultra on the most laggy maps (oman).
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February 15, 2013 10:07:24 AM

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 and the AMD Radeon HD 7950. They offer performance that is nearly as good as that of the high-end models, but at a more modest price. If you stick with a 1080p or 1920 by 1200 display with one of these cards, you should be in good shape.Of course the 7970 is faster it's up to you pick whichever you prefer.
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February 15, 2013 10:08:18 AM

I have a choice of A Sapphire Vapor X and Asus Direct 2 Cooling. Which is better and more futureproof?But If I get a 7970,will it be worth it? I want my build to be futureprrof like the MSI lightning.
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February 15, 2013 10:16:45 AM

I really could use your help
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February 15, 2013 10:20:02 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.The MSI lightning is great as well MSI's Radeon HD 7970 Lightning is a heavily customized implementation of the HD 7970 with focus on performance and overclocking. The card uses a beefed up voltage regulation circuitry and massive dual-fan heatsink to ensure stable operation at MSI's increased clock speeds of 1070 MHz. Memory clock has gone up too, up to 1400 MHz. I don't think there is a such thing as future proof but either card will serve you well bud.
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February 15, 2013 10:20:59 AM

Haha Thanks Mate I guess It's for me to decide!
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February 15, 2013 10:29:43 AM

Lol!No problem your welcome.
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February 15, 2013 10:36:24 AM

Also last question,If i get the 7970/7950, will the 3470 bottleneck in the future?
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February 15, 2013 10:46:41 AM

Not anytime soon no
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February 15, 2013 11:42:50 AM

i would say R7970 or GTX 670... you can get a 7970 for the price of a GTX 670 and i think AMD cards come bundled with a bunch of games...
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