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Finally decided on the 6870 being the best bang for the buck.. looking to spend around $170-180. Which brand would you recommend is generally the highest quality? We compare stats on video cards more than anything but what about brands.. ford vs honda vs GM?

I'm seeing a XFX, powercolor, HIS,.. what do you think?


for XFX whats the deal with HD687AZNFC VS HD687AZHFC is one newer or older?

Or just spend $190 on GTX 560? (this card will be used entirely with battlefield 3).
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MSI. They have very fast RMA's, 3 year warranty, and the best coolers on the market. Sure you pay like $10 more, but you get a lot for it. Get the one I have in my sig, the TFII edition. The HAWK one is pretty nice too.

My card doesn't ever go past 65 degrees even while playing very demanding games.
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MSI or Asus. They use nonreference coolers and their warranty is based on serial code so no need for registration.
    
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MSI twin frozr. they're cool and really quiet.
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Go with a MSi or Reference PCB so u can unlock the VOltages on MSi afterburner and OC Like a beast
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MSI twin frozr. they're cool and really quiet.
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Go with a MSi or Reference PCB so u can unlock the VOltages on MSi afterburner and OC Like a beast
I wouldn't mess with custom BIOS'. That would void the warranty.

You have to remember that these OC pretty well anyway. Mine is running at 980/1150 with no voltage changes at all.
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for XFX whats the deal with HD687AZNFC VS HD687AZHFC is one newer or older?
It seems to me one is 1GB and other is 2GB.
    
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thanks everyone.. overwhelming msi it is then. the trouble is the twin frozr i'm seeing for $200 and the hawk $215.
$30 more is almost another card step upwards..

what about between xfx his and powercolor
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I love my ASUS cards... but the RMA process is horrible...
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