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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102962

Looking at the 7950s, this is the cheapest by $20. Any warning signs there? I don't know why it would be cheaper, good company and all.
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Never had a problem with Sapphire, so I'd say go for it.
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Sapphire is one of the BETTER and leading edge Graphics card companies ... and in fact innovates MUCH of what AMD turns around and uses as its "Reference" design models.

And you've got two years to RMA it if anything goes wrong so you really shouldn't be that worried.

That said yeah the Fan / Cooler on that unit LOOKS cheaper than all the rest, even the other "Reference" models, so I understand your apprehension. But I have YET to read about Sapphire putting out a product that completely failed and they had to recall or anything like that, during their 10+ years of doing AMD GPU's.

That said between THOSE two cards ... I personally would buy the Dual Fan / Copper Heat-Pipe version in this case tongue.gif

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