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Old April 26, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Default replacing 6850 crossfire with hd 7870xt?

Hey guys,

My xfx 6850s have worked well in the past.

Unfortunately after only 2.5 years of constant use the fans are starting to die.

The noise in one fan is so loud I had to remove it out of the PC since the squeaking could be heard from a floor below and above my room.

I'm supposed to have a lifetime warranty with XFX, so i'm going to try what I can to get the replaced, either way I plan on selling them if they are fixed.

Canada Computers | Video Cards | Sapphire (11199-20-20G) AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT With Boost, 2GB GDDR5 | 925 MHz Clock, 6000 MHz Memory | PCI-Express 3.0, Dual-Link DVI, Dual Mini DisplayPort, HDMI

Planning on getting this card, hoping that the performance will be at least as good as the crossfire 6850s, willing to sacrifice some power to not have to use crossfire anymore anyways. And the price seems good, especially after the instant rebate.

Any thoughts? Any better cards i could try get in a similar price range?
Asus p6x58d-e / i7 930 @ 4ghz / G.skill 1600mhz 2x3gb 9-9-9-24 / Corsair TX750 / XFX HD 6850 1GB x2 @ 870/1070/ Coolermaster HAF 932 / Noctua nh12-up / Western Digital 500g Caviar black /Western Digital 1TB Caviar black 60Gb/ Seagate 7200.11 500g / OCZ Vertex 3 SSD / Samsung 2253BW / G5 / MX518 /

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