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post #11 of 17
Asus or MSI,

personally I would go with the 7970 DCII
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post #12 of 17
http://www.amazon.com/HD7970-3GD5-3072MB-DLDVI-Video-Graphics/dp/B006RG21WG/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1328400352&sr=8-9

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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382665
post #13 of 17
Just go for big brands (ie asus, msi, sapphire) and look at their warranty and you should be fine.
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It's about $60 difference. Anyone has experience with Powercolor cards?
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I have a Powercoler 6970 and its an awesome card, cant speak for the 7970 but reviews online should let you know. As for performance the reference cards are all the same, unless they have a better cooler. I would say save some money and get the Powercoler.
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post #17 of 17
Unless you plan on getting a 7970 with a custom cooler, all the brands right now are mostly the reference design card with the company only putting their own stickers on it. So it's the same cards really. I'd get the cheapest one I could find for reference cards or go with the Asus Direct CUII if you want custom air cooling.

I watercool my cards so I prefer reference designs and at the time of purchase the cheapest one for me was the Sapphire.
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