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Windows 7: Should I Sell my Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr OC Boost Edition

28 Nov 2014   #1
zomboromano

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Should I Sell my Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr OC Boost Edition

MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr OC Boost Edition 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com

I bought this for about $225 on sale used a while back.

I am thinking I could sell it for about $200. I'm wondering if I should sell it or not.

Here's why I'm thinking about selling it:

1: It's so big. While it did install in my machine it barely fits. It makes any work on my pc harder to do. It measured at 10'' when most other cards measure around 8'' or so.

2: I play the Sims 4, Elder Scrolls Online, Diablo 3, and Skyrim. I want to max out as much as I can. I have a 3.0 GHZ Quad Core AMD Processor and 8 GB of ram. I feel like my PC can only go so far, and getting a video card like this is just overdoing it.

3: I feel like I can get similar performance, and a BRAND NEW video card for around $150. Then I can sell this used for $200.


I have no idea big differences between video cards. I still want to max out these games that I play. I would prefer a smaller card but I Want to get the best value.

I see cards like this

ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com

Honestly I don't know what makes a video card great. But if I can get the same performance for my needs and max out my games anyway, why not make a little money and get a brand new card (for reliability purposes) and also get a smaller easier to work with card.

Honestly though. I'm willing to deal with the size if you all think I have the best thing for my needs. I want to get the best bang for my buck out of my machine, but I don't want to waste value that I'm not using, and I wouldn't mind getting a new card.

Anyone have any suggestions, whether it's keeping the card, or any good black friday deals I should take advantage of to get a GREAT bang for my buck, and then sell this one?

One more thing. I'm a big "wheeler and dealer". I know some people sell console games at game stop for convenience, I don't. I buy and sell things all the time. I normally get a pretty fair value, so try to base your advice less on your preferences on if you would sell an item, and more on what value I could use/get. Especially with black friday here TODAY


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28 Nov 2014   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I think you should sell your card and go with NVIDIA.
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28 Nov 2014   #3
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What type, what price and what is the reasoning?
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28 Nov 2014   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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28 Nov 2014   #5
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

How good is each card compared to the one I have? Clearly I would prefer to save the money. But it depends on the differences between all three
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29 Nov 2014   #6
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I already bought the 760. It's a little bit smaller, and you convinced me. 3 year warranty, brand new card, and the performance from all the reviews I've read would give me equal performance to what I have, maybe better, maybe a little worse, but either way I'd get great performance and a 3 year warranty for about the same price. With a smaller card. Appreciate the suggestion!

PS: Newegg ran out right when I tried to order! I convinced amazon to price match though. Tried to go into best buy but they don't price match black friday (and it was a slightly different model technically anyway)
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29 Nov 2014   #7
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I didn't notice that newegg ran out, the last time I checked it it's still available.
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29 Nov 2014   #8
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The 760 you posted ran out. If you click the link on a pc it says "not available" and it shows a similar item below it for $260 (it was selling at $194)

If you open the link from a phone it acts like the item is there. When you add to cart it then says it is out of stock.

Of course in newegg chat I was in the 2 and a half hour wait time, and amazon price matched in the chat and also gives 2 day shipping with prime. So I'm okay.

I appreciate you
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29 Nov 2014   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No problem man. I just want to help
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02 Dec 2014   #10
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The 7970 is faster than most GTX760 models, so I'd not sell for a loss, then buy a lesser performing GPU...

AnandTech | The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Review: Featuring EVGA

At some point, you will need to realize that your current AMD quad core at 3GHz will absolutely be holding back your performance to any res below 2560x1600....; I'd consider an upgrade to some sort of i5/socket 1150 model.....
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