Best radeon HD 7970?

janstephan

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Hi.

I'm going to sell my cf 6870s and upgrading to a HD 7970, but I'm not sure which one to buy. Any you would recommend? I'm likely to go crossfire in the future, but I want it to last at least a year while tackling all games at ultra settings(maybe some settings on high).
I don't want the 680 becouse it's about 100$ more here.

So what would you recommend?

Thanks in advance :)
 

janstephan

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The msi lightning is a bit too expensive, but I found a Sapphire Vapor-X ghz edition (which is also on sale :) )
Also, I currently have a phenom 2 1055t cpu which will probably bottleneck the card a bit, but will it be okay until I get a new cpu in a couple of months?
Why do you recommend custom cooler btw? Is the reference one bad?
 

janstephan

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Looks like I'll buy the Vapor-X then. And when i'll eventually buy a new cpu, the intel 3570K will be good enough for games and a little video editing, right?
 

Tom Burnqest

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Best AMD CPU for gaming no .