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Hey guys

I own a gtx 470 and I got a HD 6870 from a friend for $110. Its a reference card and my friend sold it because he got a gtx 590x2 for xmas....

So... I am gonna crossfire it. What card should I buy?

I looked on newegg and there aren't any reference design cards. How do the aftermarket ones fare vs. the reference design? The only qualm I have about them is that the move air back into the case.... and I'm not sure whether that's good or not.

Also, would those cards work with my reference card, as in would it be okay to crossfire a reference card and one with aftermarket cooling?
    
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I had 2x sapphire 6870s and they were pretty good if you dont mount them too close together otherwise they have a tendency to get hot.
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They were non reference design too but.
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You can crossfire a non-reference with a reference. Its the actual gpu that counts and thats still the same. Also not all non-reference coolers dump hot air into your system.

I think this one exhausts, it also has a $20 rebate.

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-DisplayPort-Express-H687FN1GD/dp/B005JXACYC/ref=sr_1_20?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1325865593&sr=1-20
    
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hard to recommend a "good" ati card tongue.gif
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Im catching a whiff of fanboyism... tongue.gif
    
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i have the asus 6870 direct cu is a good card
    
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