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Old May 27, 2010, 06:22 PM
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hey guys im having trouble picking a 5870 just to many choices...

my price range is 450-480$

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Old May 27, 2010, 06:26 PM
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i go by price and warranty. unless youll sell it in 6 months, pick an xfx on special at ncix.
ive seen used ones for ~350 i think lol
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i go by price and warranty. unless youll sell it in 6 months, pick an xfx on special at ncix.
ive seen used ones for ~350 i think lol
i've heard the customer service is bad is it really as bad as advertised??
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Old May 27, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Get a used and registered XFX reference design. JMO.
The XFX revisions that I've seen keep using cheaper and cheaper lower quality parts, not to mention you can't change voltage.
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For performance IIRC the Gigabyte Super overclock and MSI lightnings are the best. They seem a bit overpriced IMO though. Sapphire has the Vapor-X if you want cool and quiet (it's overclocked, but just by a small amount). ASUS has a couple models that fall in the 'middle of the road' category. XFX has the warranty, but after reading some horror stories I'm not sure I'd go with them (and the cards are just so damned ugly lol).
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Old May 28, 2010, 10:26 AM
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what about this one? ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870 P/2DIS/2GD5 Radeon HD 5870 Platinum 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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sapphire HD5870 is a nice choice
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There is a new Asus that is smaller then previous card ( less long ) and have a bigger fan. Test on Asus pre-lunched ROG forum are good for now. She seems more silent because of tge bigger fan and also need less space in a case so won't cut you case airflow in two.
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Old May 28, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Out of all the manufactures Asus is your best bet as they have 3 year warranty's

MATRIX 5870/2DIS/2GD5




ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2






Marix is out of your price range but it does look freaking cool
The V2 you should like.





XFX HD-587X-ZNDC



This is a good card to.

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If you live near Toronto, get a Sapphire or Asus since they have RMA centers in the city so you can save on shipping if it ever decides to kick the bucket. If not, go with an XFX since the double lifetime warranty gives them more resale value later on if you do plan on selling them. However, all 3 brands are just as good, in the end, I'd let the price decide in the end.

Also, go for a reference design since they have digital voltage regulators and better components, would also be easier finding waterblocks for them too if you do decide to go that route in the future.
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