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7970 vs. 7950 vs. 660 ti vs. 670

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March 12, 2013 8:26:01 PM

7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
660 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is my priorities (in order for highest to lowest priority):
1) Bang for buck
2) Future proof for 5 years
3) Overclockable
4) Temperatures
5) Showing up friends
6) Looking like a stud at LAN parties


Yeah, I know, Looking like a stud at LAN parties, and showing up friends should be at the top of the list ;) 


Feel free to post other recommendations! I was just curious which of these 4 you thought were best, but if you know of a better deal feel free to post it!

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March 12, 2013 8:49:53 PM

1) Bang for buck 7950 takes this cake by a longshot, 680 is dead last.
2) Future proof for 5 years None of them offer this.
3) Overclockable 7950 and 7970 again. The 600 series are all voltage locked and have little headroom.
4) Temperatures 670/680.
5) Showing up friends 7970 is the fastest if thats what you mean.
6) Looking like a stud at LAN parties 7970 has the longest PCB...
March 12, 2013 9:23:38 PM

cookybiscuit said:
1) Bang for buck 7950 takes this cake by a longshot, 680 is dead last.
2) Future proof for 5 years None of them offer this.
3) Overclockable 7950 and 7970 again. The 600 series are all voltage locked and have little headroom.
4) Temperatures 670/680.
5) Showing up friends 7970 is the fastest if thats what you mean.
6) Looking like a stud at LAN parties 7970 has the longest PCB...


How long do you think it would be til the 7950 is outdated, and how long til the 7970 is outdated? Just give your best estimate.
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March 12, 2013 9:44:20 PM

So lets look at these games:
Far cry 3
Crysis 3
Skyrim
Borderlands 2

Will a unoverclocked 7950 be able to run those with max settings? If not, will an overclocked 7950 be able to?
Sorry for asking so many questions, but when Im looking at dumping a few hundred into a component I want it to be nice!
March 12, 2013 9:54:15 PM

Okay. One last question.
Out of the 7950, and 7970 which two models do you think would best fit my gaming choices? If you could maybe just go with a quick look through on newegg and skim through the gpu's, and write the links here that would be great.


Also is there any sort of thanks I can give on this site to your profile somehow? Im kinda new here.
March 12, 2013 10:01:48 PM

Anything with a HIS cooler is a good pick. Make sure you look around before buying though to be certain the one you are buying isn't voltage locked.
March 12, 2013 10:05:17 PM

Okay. Thanks for all the help. I really need it :p  I a newbie when it comes to pc building
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