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OverClocker55, Well we see you like to make movies tongue.gif . If you don't like red, why you asking the red team boxing3.gif

The stock 580's are not loud. The 7950 is faster than a 580 if it's overclocked. I would not get the 580 now since the 7900's have came out. The 3gb of Vram will help with Ultra settings and using AA. My 7970 did not run that cool as my temps were 55c/80c with eyefinity enabled. Now I'm on water and the card is silent and runs 32c/42c, and for your liking, it has no red now. ALL BLACK.
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Can anybody hear a high pitched squeal from their video card during idle?
I have a Sapphire 7970.
It doesn’t do this when under slight load (not gaming), just when it downclocks to 300/150, which is particularly annoying.
I have a water block on it so it is now much more noticeable.
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I can't hear it at idle but its a screamer when it's fully loaded at 1200core biggrin.gif I also have a water block on mine
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@Frojoe
Recommending a brand is not easy, but from the research I have done I would say that mosst of the reference cards will be similar.
HIS, Sapphire, MSI, Asus, etc. If you can find them for the 550 retail price, I would say you will be OK.
Some notes:
XFX double dissipation(two fans) models of the 7970 carry a lifetime warranty. It's not a bad thing to have, but I feel a good two or three year warranty is enough, considering you will likely get rid of the card by then. Also XFX does not care if you overclock, some makers say that overclocking voids the warranty.
Sapphire has plenty of accesories, plug adaptors, HDMI cable etc.
Gigabyte(this is what I have ordered) has a three year warranty, but includes no additional cables or adapters. I just liked their three fan OC version and I got it for 569.00, which was a good deal.
Diammond has a five year warranty.
Visiontek has a lifetime warranty, but I would not count on them being around to honor it smile.gif
If I had to recommend some brands, I guess Asus, XFX Double (Dissipation cards only), Sapphire, and Gigabyte.
I hope you are able to find a good card and get a good price! New egg and Amazon are not bad places to start.


Ok, Thanks for that info. If your telling me (which I just read of XFX website) that you can change the cooler as long as you contact them 1st. So that seems like the best option since I will be watercooling. So in that case since i will be watercooling Should I get the DD version or just the Core edition? I guessing there the same just different cooler? Same guts? And anyone have any issues with XFX. I currently have a XFX 260GTX OC and I have never had a issue with it just dont know how I feel about them making ATI more then Nvidia. All comments are welcome. Thanks all
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If you plan on water cooling, don't waste your money on a non reference cooled card.

EDIT: I hear a bunch of you talking about this Alan Wake game lately. How is it? Worth buying? How's it playing on these new 7900's. I will be running in eyefinity so some #'s will help me decide.
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I've read a lot of people complaining about it being glitchy as hell. Even my buddy who has a gtx card is having issues too, so it's not just an AMD thing biggrin.gif
    
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Which card type or brand should I get on the 7950's
300

I got 2x thoses....was buying the sapphire ones but wasn't in stock + powercolor has one year longer warranty here smile.gif I love it.... so nice/cold and quite
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If you plan on water cooling, don't waste your money on a non reference cooled card.
EDIT: I hear a bunch of you talking about this Alan Wake game lately. How is it? Worth buying? How's it playing on these new 7900's. I will be running in eyefinity so some #'s will help me decide.

It was really good, been waiting a long time to play it.

CFX locks the computer up (hard lock) but I ran it max settings (custom) with 2560x1600 resolution off of one 7970. Its a great looking game, it's no Metro2033 "graphics" but a lot of users are reporting that max settings are murdering their setups. A lot of it has to do with it being far superior to the console and the fact that nobody has multi-gpu setups working to their normal potential.

I achieved 60+ fps most of the time, it only stuttered once or twice in the whole game, even the boss fight which is graphically intense/lots of activity was very smooth.

I anticipate its the "shadow map" killing peoples setups. The lighting effects/physics are really high end. For example, the directional lighting (flashlight) had stellar production and the real time shadows and on the environment are the best I have ever seen.
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2560x1600 runs mostly without issues.
When I first connected my new monitor there were some flashing issues with the task bar.
A restart later it was gone. headscratch.gif
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I am getting a random line running across my screen horisontally. Mostly when browsing the web, but altso when I launch games and start videos
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