So do to many unfortunate events with my computer that had to deal with not just my graphics card, I need to buy a new graphics card because my last one malfunctioned and I'm just not sure of which one to get. My last card broke and I was given a full refund for it and I decided to throw some extra money to get a better card. I live in France so be weary that prices are different. I'm deciding between either getting a VTX3D 7870 black edition(xt) for around 185 euros, a variaty of 7950s under 300 euros, or a Sapphire 7970 OC edition at 300 euros. My problem is that for the 7870 black edition I can pay for all at once but the 7950 and the 7970 I would have to pay in 3 parts to get the cash together and I was wondering if the performance is worth the extra cash for the upgrade. I have an Arctic Cooling Accelero 7970 xtreme which is a third party cooler that I used on my last card and will be using on this card(so the cooler doesn;t matter) and I plan to overclock it. I plan on using either eBay.fr or http://www.rueducommerce.fr to buy them. I would use eBay if I found a good deal used or the other site due to it being the cheapest and offering 4 games instead of 2 with their graphics cards. The games I will be playing are Saints Row 3, Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Borderlands 2. GTA 4, etc. I would like the card to last me atleast 3-4 years before a new upgrade.
The links for the cards I'm looking at:
VTX3D 7870 Black Edition:
Selection of 7950s:
Sapphire 7970 OC edition:
Thanks in advance!