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Should i get a 7970 Ghz edition or wait until it goes on sale?

#1BrazenMDPosted 8/27/2013 8:19:35 AM
Current price is 359. You think it'll drop later this year?
#2GreenMage7Posted 8/27/2013 8:24:13 AM
If you are in the market for that card you are better off buying a regular 7970 and overclocking it yourself. Most people don't realize you don't have to raise the voltage on those cards to overclock them higher than the GHz Edition. Just grab a regular one with good cooler and you'll be happier.
#3BrazenMD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 8:25:10 AM
GreenMage7 posted...
If you are in the market for that card you are better off buying a regular 7970 and overclocking it yourself. Most people don't realize you don't have to raise the voltage on those cards to overclock them higher than the GHz Edition. Just grab a regular one with good cooler and you'll be happier.


How do I know which one has a good cooler? Will there be a difference between an OC'd 7970 and a 770?
#4Trance_FanPosted 8/27/2013 8:25:47 AM
$359 is a cheap price but if it does go down to a sale it'll be $299 or maybe $279..these will start go drop in price in september
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#5GreenMage7Posted 8/27/2013 8:29:45 AM
Go on PC Part Picker and make it sort so that only the regular 7970s are shown. Sort by price and then punch each card into a search engine. It should quickly bring up results that include reviews. Usually included in said reviews are how overclockable a card is and the quality of the cooler. Then you can make your own informed decision instead of having someone tell you to buy a product you haven't researched yourself.
#6godplaysSNESPosted 8/27/2013 8:30:18 AM
Word is AMD is releasing their new series around the same time as BF4, so it may be worth waiting for that. The current cards might also go on sale since they want to clear the shelves
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#7PyrotechnixxxPosted 8/27/2013 8:52:14 AM
I've seen them going for $300, so definitely wait for a good deal.
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#8Snuckie7Posted 8/27/2013 9:22:10 AM
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.
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#9BrazenMD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 12:11:05 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.


Why not?
#10Snuckie7Posted 8/27/2013 12:41:51 PM
BrazenMD posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
You probably shouldn't get a 7970 GHz edition at all.


Why not?


Because you are paying for a factory overclock that you can almost certainly get for free.
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