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Kellydown
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Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?

How would you rate this video card? I am looking at building a new pc and would like some video card suggestions. TIA


HeadChange
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
I have one and I love it. Can't compare it to what else is out on the market nowadays, but it beats the hell out of the 6870 I replaced it with.


All I do is play BF3 so take that fwiw


stout
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
Can't beat it for it's current price but the new AMD cards will be out at the end of this month.


Kellydown
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
I looked it up and it seems to be pretty good. I just want some opinions from people who actually have one. Thanks man


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Kellydown
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
So I take it the price on the 7970 will drop again when the new shite drops?


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
It's by far the best performing card for the price. The 9000 series will be out soon, but they'll be expensive for a while. Prices on 7970s might drop again, or they might freeze at what they're at now until discontinued.


I have two 7970s, actually.


But anyway, tell me your budget (tower only).
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stout
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
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I just want some opinions from people who actually have one.


I have one. I will be putting it in my spare rig when the new cards drop depending on their price.

This is the one I have

LINK

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So I take it the price on the 7970 will drop again when the new shite drops?



I don't know. They have already dropped a lot. Not sure if there is much more room to go and not only that plenty of people will still buy the old cards as they are still great and not everyone will be able to afford to jump to the 9000 series. Either way the performance for dollars spent is still better than what Nvidia currently offers.


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brucevilanch
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
You can get sapphire 7950 from newegg today for 219.99 with a $20 rebate. I already have one but I ordered that today to crossfire them. It's a really fast card for the price.


brucevilanch
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
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All I do is play BF3 so take that fwiw


I know that feel.


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ILikeLSUToo
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
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You can get sapphire 7950 from newegg today for 219.99 with a $20 rebate. I already have one but I ordered that today to crossfire them. It's a really fast card for the price.


There's a reference MSI for $179. That would be the ultimate card for water cooling and overclocking.


brucevilanch
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
Yep, I thought about that one but I didn't want to mismatch cards. I'm ghey as frick.


Mear
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
Agreed


brucevilanch
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dizerik
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
Got one


LSUSaintsHornets
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
nope


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Kellydown
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
Looking to spend about 1200$ total


brucevilanch
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
That include monitor, keyboard , and mouse?


Kellydown
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
No


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Radeon 7970 HD, anybody have one?
$1,200 budget without monitor/KB/M is a good bit. Check out this $1,000 budget part list I put together. LINK

It's a solid build that includes a 7970 and an SSD. If you were going to put another $200 into that build, I'd just increase the capacity of the SSD, upgrade the harddrive to the faster Caviar Black, double your RAM from 8GB to 16GB, and upgrade your motherboard to a slightly more overclocking friendly board with more power phases. And then you get this build: LINK

There's just not a whole lot more you'll get by throwing the $200 at a better GPU, unless you go with a crossfire 7950 setup, but crossfiring should be done as an upgrade, not as an initial purchase.


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