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#1 IVIYTH0S

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:00 PM

I've been contemplating selling my 7950 while the market's up for 7900s right now and getting a 770 4GB for little cost to me. I'll likely get around $315 for my card on ebay when all is said and done and I can get an EVGA SC or PNY 4GB 770 for $355-$350 respectively.

 

Is this stupid?? Should I just keep my 7950 and continue to enjoy it??

 

I figure it won't be a huge upgrade but it is stronger in every way and then I could get to some of my physx titles I've been putting off as well.

 

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this 7950 but this seems like a great opportunity to upgrade slightly and strengthen my build some.

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

I'd do it! I'd nab the EVGA version of the 770. 


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

I would I had a 7951 it first came out and now I have a 780I would say cell while the price for the 7950 is as high as the people buying them

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:21 PM

I've been contemplating selling my 7950 while the market's up for 7900s right now and getting a 770 4GB for little cost to me. I'll likely get around $315 for my card on ebay when all is said and done and I can get an EVGA SC or PNY 4GB 770 for $355-$350 respectively.

 

Is this stupid?? Should I just keep my 7950 and continue to enjoy it??

 

I figure it won't be a huge upgrade but it is stronger in every way and then I could get to some of my physx titles I've been putting off as well.

 

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this 7950 but this seems like a great opportunity to upgrade slightly and strengthen my build some.

 

Thoughts?

 

 

I'd definitely go for the GTX770 4Gb if you can find a 4Gb model in that $350-355 range because I cant only see 4Gb models around $400 on Newegg


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:36 AM

evga b stock has it for $350 http://www.evga.com/...=04G-P4-3776-RX


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:33 AM

evga b stock has it for $350 http://www.evga.com/...=04G-P4-3776-RX

 

Only 1 year warranty ? That sounds like a joke...

 

I'd much rather go for this for an extra $40 : http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125462

^Nearly 100MHz faster than the $350 PNY and has a nice triple fan cooler with 3 year warranty

 

(Plus I know Ivy keeps his cards for long, so the added warranty would be more useful to him since he would probably only upgrade when the Skyrim successor is released and he mods it to require more than 4Gb VRAM :teehee:  )


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:01 AM

evga b stock has it for $350 http://www.evga.com/...=04G-P4-3776-RX

Yeah that's the EVGA I was talking about (with $5 shipping, it's $355)

Only 1 year warranty ? That sounds like a joke...

I'd much rather go for this for an extra $40 : http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125462
^Nearly 100MHz faster than the $350 PNY and has a nice triple fan cooler with 3 year warranty

(Plus I know Ivy keeps his cards for long, so the added warranty would be more useful to him since he would probably only upgrade when the Skyrim successor is released and he mods it to require more than 4Gb VRAM :teehee: )

There's also this Zotac with 2yr warranty for $347:
http://www.superbiiz...=ZT-770-4G&c=CJ

Honestly the 1 year warranty isn't a huge bother, I wish there was a review of the three coolers being compared though. I've had my 7950 for almost 2 years and am upgrading so as long as the card is quality 1-2 years should be fine.

Yeah, the next elder scrolls or whatever is what I'm hoping my 4GB would be able to thwart. ;)

Edited by IVIYTH0S, 03 March 2014 - 07:04 AM.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

Haha I knew you made this thread when I saw the homepage >:D Am probably gonna do the same since I am paranoid about the 7950 latency issue that maybe exists(I do get stuttering sometimes)


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:54 PM

Haha I knew you made this thread when I saw the homepage > :D Am probably gonna do the same since I am paranoid about the 7950 latency issue that maybe exists(I do get stuttering sometimes)

I'm so on the fence but I know I need to act soon.... I am 100% happy with my card now but the closeness in price for the benefits got me thinking (though it'd still a gamble since I'd be selling it auction style)


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

 

Haha I knew you made this thread when I saw the homepage > :D Am probably gonna do the same since I am paranoid about the 7950 latency issue that maybe exists(I do get stuttering sometimes)

I'm so on the fence but I know I need to act soon.... I am 100% happy with my card now but the closeness in price for the benefits got me thinking (though it'd still a gamble since I'd be selling it auction style)

 

 

No ebay? :O I don't have le wallet to auction stuff :O


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:17 PM

 

 

I'm so on the fence but I know I need to act soon.... I am 100% happy with my card now but the closeness in price for the benefits got me thinking (though it'd still a gamble since I'd be selling it auction style)

 

 

No ebay? :O I don't have le wallet to auction stuff :O

 

Whut lol


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

I think I'm just going to keep my 7950, $50ish+ wouldn't be worth the slight upgrade in performance even with physX.


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