Originally Posted by crazyeyesreaper
7970 get an overclocked version like the Powercolor PCS+ AX7970 that uses the Vortex II cooler at 1100 mhz it will perform better than 2x 6950s use less power run cooler and quieter
i say this because i had 2x 6970s and 2x 6950s and in actual gaming the 7970 is the more fluid option with a better user experience.
PowerColor PCS+ AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPPV Radeon HD 7970...
its clocked higher than the MSI Lighting edtion and runs cooler and quieter in fact far as i am aware it is the quietest 7970 out right now.
If you plan to crossfire look at other brands if you plan to just overclock yourself then this option is better
my boss managed to get 1310 MHz oc out of the below Sapphire card out of box.
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI ...
hmm... alrgiht, HEAT is a problem I'm having with my current 6950 xD so sandwiching it would probably just melt it... Since I don't live in the US I can't order it from NewEgg... and the site I'm going to order my card doesn't have the Powercolor card, I'm going to go with the Sapphire!... catchy :3 but anyways it's almost double the price then on new egg D: so I'll have to save for a little time.. but thanks
to you! and every one who posted something usefull