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Post Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:56 pm   
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I just about went with a 7970 but though eh not worth the extra $100

I'm just hoping to lasts me a good few years and can run watch dogs with no lag.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007581QHG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Only cost me $250 after tax.

thanks hellblazer and sppv for the advice


PS: New build coming soon. Wink



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Post Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:09 am   
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not a bad price either, and i'd say you should be ok for a while with that card, it looks like a beast! Let us know how it runs when you get your new build done. Battlefield on PC would be a great test for it.
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LMAO you thank me for my pro GPU advice but dont follow it LMAO. YES I advocated the 7950/70 as the best card to buy. But like Ive told you a billion times, youre not a hardcore PC gamer, you dont have the will to become a hardcore PC gamer so its a money burn. You dont need an A+ card to do C- shit lol.

And of course Hellblazer and I give great AMD/ATI advice. Were Canucks, ATI before AMD bought them out was a Canuck company. Our patriotic loyalty though only goes so far. We also know quality.


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LMAO you thank me for my pro GPU advice but dont follow it LMAO. YES I advocated the 7950/70 as the best card to buy. But like Ive told you a billion times, youre not a hardcore PC gamer, you dont have the will to become a hardcore PC gamer so its a money burn. You dont need an A+ card to do C- shit lol.

And of course Hellblazer and I give great AMD/ATI advice. Were Canucks, ATI before AMD bought them out was a Canuck company. Our patriotic loyalty though only goes so far. We also know quality.


Chill your tits, $250 isn't that expensive at all for a gpu.
And you have said to get a windforce before so yeah.

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Like I gathered from our talks and what I conveyed to you a CPU upgrade not GPU is what you need. The current upgrade is kinda like putting a Ferrari engine into a care with no wheels and expecting it to go fast. If what you run now doesnt stress your current GPU then a GPU upgrade WILL NOT show you any advantage. You are not gonna get some magic crystal clear, awakening view going from a 5770-7950 when playing games like GTA4 etc. I seriously hope you embrace PC gaming Ken, cause a 7950 IS PC gaming. Thatr cards only purpose is to show why RES EVIL or GTA (etc) is so much better on PC than Console.


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Like I gathered from our talks and what I conveyed to you a CPU upgrade not GPU is what you need. The current upgrade is kinda like putting a Ferrari engine into a care with no wheels and expecting it to go fast. If what you run now doesnt stress your current GPU then a GPU upgrade WILL NOT show you any advantage. You are not gonna get some magic crystal clear, awakening view going from a 5770-7950 when playing games like GTA4 etc. I seriously hope you embrace PC gaming Ken, cause a 7950 IS PC gaming. Thatr cards only purpose is to show why RES EVIL or GTA (etc) is so much better on PC than Console.


I'll be doing that later this year, hence why I said a new builds coming.

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Ken that's a fine choice (7970) even if you don't need all the power.

My next computer is going to be 4 SLI or 4 crossfire. I have not read anything yet on what that will require but the case I am using will have 2 1000 watt power supplies (with custom tweak). My current PC has 2 GTX 560 Ti in SLI and it works so nice but I decided I'm going all out with the new PC.

I just hope AMD graphics cards can do 4 cards in crossfire! If anyone can point me to the greatest motherboard for this endeavor, I'd appreciate it.

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Ken that's a fine choice (7970) even if you don't need all the power.

My next computer is going to be 4 SLI or 4 crossfire. I have not read anything yet on what that will require but the case I am using will have 2 1000 watt power supplies (with custom tweak). My current PC has 2 GTX 560 Ti in SLI and it works so nice but I decided I'm going all out with the new PC.

I just hope AMD graphics cards can do 4 cards in crossfire! If anyone can point me to the greatest motherboard for this endeavor, I'd appreciate it.


Looks as if this asus board can do 4 way crossfire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876

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That is a very good card, you will have no problems keeping up with new games for a while. As long as you have good Ram and CPU, otherwise those things can bottleneck or hold the card back.

I have a 6950 and can still run all games at full graphics and resolution, but it is just playable at those settings which is why I play at 1360 x 760 (or something like that) and only use 1920 x 1080 when I plan to record and post a video.

On Battlefield 3 at 1920 x 1080, Ultra and Running my Video record program which kills my fps by 30%, I end up playing at an average of 24fps. I have seen the card you are getting running at same settings and recording and averaging anywhere from 60 to 70+ fps.

So for that price that is a very good card that will serve you well.


I am looking into building a new PC, this new one a Work Station. I am really getting into Video editing and CGI work. I have some great CGI programs I have just started to learn and want a PC that can handle that work. My PC is great for gaming but for editing and Rendering it is a slow poke.

Work stations are new to me so I feel like I did when I was just starting to learn how to make a PC for gaming and not knowing what was what.


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Ken that's a fine choice (7970) even if you don't need all the power.

My next computer is going to be 4 SLI or 4 crossfire. I have not read anything yet on what that will require but the case I am using will have 2 1000 watt power supplies (with custom tweak). My current PC has 2 GTX 560 Ti in SLI and it works so nice but I decided I'm going all out with the new PC.

I just hope AMD graphics cards can do 4 cards in crossfire! If anyone can point me to the greatest motherboard for this endeavor, I'd appreciate it.


Looks as if this asus board can do 4 way crossfire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876


Thanks I'll check that out!

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