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Is this a good time to sell my 7970?

#1wwarren19Posted 12/8/2013 2:08:23 PM
should i sell my MSI R7970 Twin Frozr OC Boost Edition? - Results (40 votes)
sell 7970, buy 780
65% (26 votes)
26
keep 7970(not a worthy upgrade)
35% (14 votes)
14
This poll is now closed.
i'm considering selling my MSI R7970 Twin Frozr OC Boost Edition on ebay. hoping to cash in on this bitcoin crap. hoping to get $300-350 for it and put it toward a 780. would love to get the 780ti but i don't want to spend over $500. Now i have only had my 7970 for a couple of months(recently upgraded from a 560ti) but i just haven't felt comfortable not having a Nvidia card(i miss my Physx and geforce experince).

i'm also concerned if my cpu will bottleneck with a 780 and if my psu will do. i game @2560x1080
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msi 7970 | i5-2310 | asus p8h61m lx plus | patriot memory g2 8g | OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 | Samsung SSD 250g | WD 1tb | HAF 912 | AOC 29" IPS 2560x1080
#2DragnfyrPosted 12/8/2013 2:10:13 PM
I think you'll be able to get more than $350 for that since 7950s are selling for $400..
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#3nmaharg81Posted 12/8/2013 2:22:18 PM
why spend $300 on a used card when you can just buy a brand new 280x for $300?
#4KalammerPosted 12/8/2013 2:22:48 PM
It's probably the best possible time, given the recent bitcoin craze. People are buying up 7970/280X cards like their lives depend on them.
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#5wwarren19(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2013 2:25:24 PM
nmaharg81 posted...
why spend $300 on a used card when you can just buy a brand new 280x for $300?


try and find a 280x right now! bitcoin madness!
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msi 7970 | i5-2310 | asus p8h61m lx plus | patriot memory g2 8g | OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 | Samsung SSD 250g | WD 1tb | HAF 912 | AOC 29" IPS 2560x1080
#6Mr kittyPosted 12/8/2013 2:44:44 PM
nmaharg81 posted...
why spend $300 on a used card when you can just buy a brand new 280x for $300?


Superior aftermarket cooler. The stock cooler is smaller & doesn't do the job for long gameplay(15min or more).
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#7wwarren19(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2013 3:07:51 PM
780 it is. back to the land of Nvidia. thanks for the input.
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msi 7970 | i5-2310 | asus p8h61m lx plus | patriot memory g2 8g | OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 | Samsung SSD 250g | WD 1tb | HAF 912 | AOC 29" IPS 2560x1080