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I wanna sell my gts 450's and get something better and these cards are in the price range.

I will buy one card at first but will definately crossfire/sli it later on.

My choices in the uk are:

Gtx 470 - £165 - zotac amp edition (only 470 I can find less than £200)

5870 - £147 - xfx (is it true you can't overvolt?)

6870 - from £135 - various makes/models


Also which one I choose will have to have a waterblock available for it as I want to watercolor the whole setup. Which should I go for?

Thanks in advance!
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My choice would be the 5870-and as far as adding voltage i never heard you could not-but, my 5850 rocks and i can add all i want to that 1.243 volts puts me past the 5870 speeds. Mine is the asus direct top nonreference.
    
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post #3 of 37
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Originally Posted by liamstears View Post
I wanna sell my gts 450's and get something better and these cards are in the price range.

I will buy one card at first but will definately crossfire/sli it later on.

My choices in the uk are:

Gtx 470 - £165 - zotac amp edition (only 470 I can find less than £200)

5870 - £147 - xfx (is it true you can't overvolt?)

6870 - from £135 - various makes/models


Also which one I choose will have to have a waterblock available for it as I want to watercolor the whole setup. Which should I go for?

Thanks in advance!
If it's a non reference XFX, then no.
Is the fan in the middle or on the end?

5870 if it's a ref design, 470 if the 5870 is a non ref design.
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post #4 of 37
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If it's a non reference XFX, then no.
Is the fan in the middle or on the end?

5870 if it's a ref design, 470 if the 5870 is a non ref design.
I believe non ref, fan in middle

5870 and gtx470 are so hard to get hold of here

Edit: What about if I wasn't to overclock? Would the 5870 be the best choice?
Edited by liamstears - 5/24/11 at 4:13pm
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I have a 50% over clock on my 470 and when i benched it, it was almost at 580 levels
(6-8% off). Im not too sure about 5870 over clocking, but i agree with the post by grunion
    
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To be honest-i dont care for the xfx cards or psu,s-most reviews are only so so, and i have seen manny post on here and other forums with peeps who have probs with them.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by liamstears View Post
I believe non ref, fan in middle

5870 and gtx470 are so hard to get hold of here

Edit: What about if I wasn't to overclock? Would the 5870 be the best choice?
Go 470 if you're going to wc, 470 is a beast under water.

Are the 560s and 6950s out of your price range?
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To be honest-i dont care for the xfx cards or psu,s-most reviews are only so so, and i have seen manny post on here and other forums with peeps who have probs with them.
The XFX PSU's are seasonic re brands, meaning they are among the best.
    
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A vtx 1gb 6950 is £168 so I could stretch to that
560 too much

I can get reference xfx 5870 for £120
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I may not bother overclocking so keep that in mind, I will only oc if I get bored, I may not bother at all
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