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Hate to bring this topic back up but I think it's better than starting a new one.

I've been thinking about switching from my EVGA 680 (friend wants it) to dual 7970s and I'd also like to know the best brand. I'm debating between the Vapor-X Ghz and the MSI Lightning. I had a 5850 that was a Saphirre and I've had 3 motherboards and 2 GPUs from MSI so I'm good with both companies but it seems like a lot of the Lightnings are having trouble right? I know that the lightning costs more but I'm an idiot and I think it would almost be worth it for how sexy they look, especially with the ugly blue PCB on the Vapor-X (which the 6GB do not have mad.gif).

Also if someone has dual 7970s and games at 2560x1600 and could let me know how that goes that would be amazing. Thanks guys. thumb.gif

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Hate to bring this topic back up but I think it's better than starting a new one.
I've been thinking about switching from my EVGA 680 (friend wants it) to dual 7970s and I'd also like to know the best brand. I'm debating between the Vapor-X Ghz and the MSI Lightning. I had a 5850 that was a Saphirre and I've had 3 motherboards and 2 GPUs from MSI so I'm good with both companies but it seems like a lot of the Lightnings are having trouble right? I know that the lightning costs more but I'm an idiot and I think it would almost be worth it for how sexy they look, especially with the ugly blue PCB on the Vapor-X (which the 6GB do not have mad.gif).
Also if someone has dual 7970s and games at 2560x1600 and could let me know how that goes that would be amazing. Thanks guys. thumb.gif

 

I cant speak for the lightning but I can speak for the MSi 7950 Twin Frozr. I had the worst month of my life with MSi just recently. Purchased a MSi twin Frozr III 7950 and it came defective. Ran any game like complete trash. Sent it back for an RMA and bam got another card defective. Installed the new card and it artifacts. It took me about a month for x2 RMA's and to get a refund. I purchased this VisionTek 7970 and got it today and it runs smooth as butter. I got it on newegg for $370.00 with 4 free games. Could not be happier

 

I cant speak for MSi as a hole but the entire deal i went through I decided I will never embark with any other MSi card again.


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I cant speak for the lightning but I can speak for the MSi 7950 Twin Frozr. I had the worst month of my life with MSi just recently. Purchased a MSi twin Frozr III 7950 and it came defective. Ran any game like complete trash. Sent it back for an RMA and bam got another card defective. Installed the new card and it artifacts. It took me about a month for x2 RMA's and to get a refund. I purchased this VisionTek 7970 and got it today and it runs smooth as butter. I got it on newegg for $370.00 with 4 free games. Could not be happier

I cant speak for MSi as a hole but the entire deal i went through I decided I will never embark with any other MSi card again.

That's what worries me, I've been hearing a lot of bad stuff about the Twin Frozr 79xx cards. I had two of the Twin Frozr III cards before (a 560TI and a 570) and they were both solid cards with great temps. I just don't want to drop $800-$1000 on graphics cards and be unhappy.

Thanks for the feedback. Also how did you get 4 free games?

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That's what worries me, I've been hearing a lot of bad stuff about the Twin Frozr 79xx cards. I had two of the Twin Frozr III cards before (a 560TI and a 570) and they were both solid cards with great temps. I just don't want to drop $800-$1000 on graphics cards and be unhappy.
Thanks for the feedback. Also how did you get 4 free games?

 

 

The deal is expired as of now. i think I got the last one on newegg as it now says discontinued. 


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Check out this post about VAPOR X: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/392642-33-sapphire-dual-radeon-7970-sapphire-vapor-radeon-7970




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