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Poll Results: Should i buy the ATI radeon HD 5970 for 225 (or 250) used?

 
  • 71% (23)
    Papa smurf says yes!
  • 28% (9)
    hells to the no >=[
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post #71 of 153
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Originally Posted by SnuffThePunkz View Post

If it's strong stuff and you got a damn steady hand I'd just use a disc grinder, use it all the time when working on my truck, see if your neighbour has one, or a home depot (home hardware/rona/whatever) should rent you one dirt cheap if your only going to need it for like 2-3 cuts. Clearance might be an issue, didn't you struggle with a dremel when trying to just cut pci shields?
XFX I think makes their own psu's now unless they are just blatantly falsly advertising http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Featured/Why-PSU.aspx
I agree with you, if you have to RMA, or something along those lines, they are fast as hell at dealing with you, but any other issues? You could be waiting a month+ before somebody helps you to your satisfaction.
I like the double lifetime warranties, as I tend to buy my cards second hand, and their products tend to have an aggressive, almost militeristic look to them which I've always fancied since I picked up my 4850 back in the day.
Yeh i had issues with a dremel before probably put pressure on it by accident, and yes steel is very hard as a metal.
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Where on earth did you find it for 225??? That is a crazy low price. GET IT.

hehehehe my lil secret, theres another one selling for 300
    
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Originally Posted by Edge Of Pain View Post

Xylene, it's true that it's very fast I suppose.
A high quality 700 or 750 Watt PSU will be able to run it fine. Seasonic also make nice power supplies
-EDIT- the performance of the 7970 lies between the 6970 and 5970, so $225 for the 5970 is a phenomenal deal.

The 7970 actually flogs the 6970 and beats the 5970, it keeps up with 6990 and 590 sometimes beating them.
But for $225, the 5970 is a steal.
Edited by Denim-187 - 1/3/12 at 8:41pm
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post #73 of 153
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Yeh i had issues with a dremel before probably put pressure on it by accident, and yes steel is very hard as a metal.

Yeah, a grinder would go through this thin stuff like butter, it goes through much MUCH tougher stuff with ease.
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post #74 of 153
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im just wondering how the hell im going to handle a disk grinder... i have one, not sure of the blade but i think i have that too... but... yeh a disk grinder.... aint that one uberly thick blade? and im not sure how to handle one, iv never used one before
    
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post #75 of 153
Might be a little overboard for you if you've never used one before, I've been using them for years doing auto/mechanical work. They like to kick and jump but if you knew what you were doing you could have the cut done in less than 3-5 minutes and sanding it smooth before you painted it black again.

If you've got a dremel or metal hack saw and a steady hand you can likely do the cuts that way, just make sure to measure, give yourself a nice clear guide line and enough space to get the momentum to make clean cuts.
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post #76 of 153
i have one, runs bf3 great. it's faster than a 580 and costs half as much nowadays. great value.
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Xylene, it's true that it's very fast I suppose.
A high quality 700 or 750 Watt PSU will be able to run it fine. Seasonic also make nice power supplies
-EDIT- the performance of the 7970 lies between the 6970 and 5970, so $225 for the 5970 is a phenomenal deal.

What? HD 7970's performance is far superior than that of 5970.
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Xylene, it's true that it's very fast I suppose.
A high quality 700 or 750 Watt PSU will be able to run it fine. Seasonic also make nice power supplies
-EDIT- the performance of the 7970 lies between the 6970 and 5970, so $225 for the 5970 is a phenomenal deal.

What? HD 7970's performance is far superior than that of 5970.

Problem is you could with some wheeling and dealing grab two 5970's for less than the price of the 7970, and still have enough change left over for a decent steak dinner. And theoretically destroy the 7970 is performance.
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post #79 of 153
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Crap i dont have any more black spray paint... >.< and the problem is, i dont handle jumping very well, and im as trigger happy as anyone can be, i dont have a steady hand (unless its sniping on games or shooting on private property)
    
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post #80 of 153
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What? HD 7970's performance is far superior than that of 5970.

7970>5970 by 4%, however we know the 7970 will OC very well. The 5970 is a very good buy for under $300 if it is known working

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