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Which Brand HD 7970 ( 's ) are you buying on Launch ! Poll

Poll Results: Which brand reference HD 7970 ( 's ) are you buying on launch ?

Poll expired: Jan 9, 2012  
  • 25% (15)
    Sapphire
  • 35% (21)
    MSI
  • 20% (12)
    Asus
  • 6% (4)
    XFX
  • 0% (0)
    PowerColor
  • 6% (4)
    GIGABYTE
  • 5% (3)
    HIS
  • 1% (1)
    Diamond
  • 0% (0)
    VisionTek
60 Total Votes  
post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Just putting together a little poll to see which brand most people are going to be buying come the 9th.

Vote, and explain why you voted the way you did ! smile.gif

Now added is a brief RMA write up, please give your input ! thumb.gif
Edited by slice259 - 1/9/12 at 4:36pm
post #2 of 24
Gigabyte. Had a very good experience with their GTX 470s, so in moving to the red camp, I'm going with what I know smile.gif
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post #4 of 24
I don't know if i'll buy one, but if I did, I might be seduced by another sick cooler on the MSI one (like the lightning/cyclone ones...)
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post #5 of 24
If the prices aren't too ridiculous once they hit Aus I'll probably grab an Asus.
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post #6 of 24
I would buy an MSI one since it's the only decent (that eliminates XFX) brand with good customer service (XFX is eliminated yet again) that allows you to put waterblocks on your cards and that's fairly important since I'm going back to water for my next build.

Edit: Brands selling AMD cards otherwise, I'd get an EVGA one.
Edited by Snowmen - 1/4/12 at 8:47am
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post #7 of 24
HIS for me, mainly due to brand loyalty. They've been good to me so far smile.gif

Unless the Asus reference boards are a lot cheaper, then I'll probably go with them instead... Cooler design is a moot point for me, since I'll be buying waterblocks for them as soon as EK/AQ/DD/whoever come up with a decent design...
post #8 of 24
It's really dependent on the quality of the little silicon chip you get, but my MSI 6950 clocked to 980 on 1.2v and stayed cool at 37% fan so I'll go with them if they're price is in line.

I love Asus mobos, but I've had two asus gpus that did not overclock well at all: a 4870x2 and a 6950.
    
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post #9 of 24
none of the above, im gonna go for a GTR 785 later this year, twice as powerful as gtx 580 maybe...gonna be bloody expensive though.
post #10 of 24
If I can get rid of my Asus Matrix....
    
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