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Old July 31, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Iv narrowed it down to 2 cards:
First off, iv never gone with powercolor before, because from my understanding they usually carry the most cheaply made version of said card, but this one does look OK.
Powercolor Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ Vortexii 1100MHZ 3GB 5.7GBPS GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Minidp PCI-E Video Card - PowerColor - AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPPV

And here is the card im leaning towards, iv heard lots of good things about xfx, unfortunately ill probably miss the sale on this, but oh well.
XFX Radeon HD 7970 Double D Black Edition 1GHz 3GB 5.7GHZ DDR5 2XMINI-DP HDMI DVI PCI-E Video Card - XFX - FX797ATDBC

Thoughts? This is alotta money to make a mistake on !
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Old August 1, 2012, 06:55 AM
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I just picked up the Asus 7970 OC 1000mhz DirectCU II for $449 might be a $20 mir to get that. That card stays cool, I run about 60C under load OCed to 1175mhz on the core and 6Ghz on the ram. might be a consideration, its on NCIXs website but you have to go hunting for it, they list the 925mhz for the same price and they double list the 1Ghz edition at different prices.
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Old August 1, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Iv narrowed it down to 2 cards:
First off, iv never gone with powercolor before, because from my understanding they usually carry the most cheaply made version of said card, but this one does look OK.
Powercolor Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ Vortexii 1100MHZ 3GB 5.7GBPS GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Minidp PCI-E Video Card - PowerColor - AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPPV

And here is the card im leaning towards, iv heard lots of good things about xfx, unfortunately ill probably miss the sale on this, but oh well.
XFX Radeon HD 7970 Double D Black Edition 1GHz 3GB 5.7GHZ DDR5 2XMINI-DP HDMI DVI PCI-E Video Card - XFX - FX797ATDBC

Thoughts? This is alotta money to make a mistake on !
I wouldn't pay more than $450 for a 7970... $500 if it's a GHZ edition..
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Old August 1, 2012, 06:02 PM
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I wouldn't pay more than $450 for a 7970... $500 if it's a GHZ edition..
Yeah im gonna go for the ghz edition
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