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XFX Sapphire Asus MSI etc.? Ill probably try overclocking
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get the msi hawk with twin frozer 2 cooler its one of the quietest and best coolers out there and it comes with afterburner to oc the gpu
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get the msi hawk with twin frozer 2 cooler its one of the quietest and best coolers out there and it comes with afterburner to oc the gpu
This one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-545-_-Product

I like that one
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get the msi hawk with twin frozer 2 cooler its one of the quietest and best coolers out there and it comes with afterburner to oc the gpu
Afterburner works with all current video cards though. It's not specific to MSi.

Although I agree the TwinFrozr II is nice.

OP check out the TwinFrozrIII Hawk R6870 though. It's cheaper and even better.
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After burner works with most video cards not all-and some even the patch will not unlock the voltage on some nonreference cards.
    
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I can only say i have always loved my asus cards-have no reason to change either-always have worked great in every aspect.
    
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i also say go for the hawk version with the twin frozer 3 cooler its cheaper hear in the UK
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Well you can over clock any of the 6870 brands.

First question is do you mind if the hot air is being blown out the back of your computer or mind if it's being dumped inside your case?

Do you over clock your CPU or not? If you have good ventilation and no worries of inside ambient temps bringing your CPU temp higher or a second crossfire GPU temp higher than I'd go MSI AMD 6870 Hawk.

If you do mind that the hot air being dumped inside your case might raise temps to acheive a higher OC on your CPU or GPU crossfire or poor air flow than you'd want the exhaust out the back air flow bracket through an enclosed case get a Sapphire AMD 6870.

Edited to add: You'll get higher over clocks with the MSI AMD 6870 non-reference card due to better cooling of the GPU itself and higher qaulity components.
     
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wait for this, PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 X2.

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