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Hey guys building my first computer here in acouple of months and had some questions about graphic cards such as what's the difference between all the different manufactures such as XFX, sapphire, and HIS
post #2 of 7
Different manufacturers may provide cards with custom (better) cooling solutions and sometimes factory overclocking. The warranty may differ between manufacturers, too.
All manufacturers make reference models, too. Reference models have standard (usually pretty loud) cooling solution, and the PCB is AMD's or Nvidia's standard. This is important if you want to watercool your card.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830, 128 GB Various HDDs Sony NEC Optiarc DVD burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (CPU) 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Accelero Twin Turbo II (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit LG E2360 Microsoft SideWinder X6 
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Corsair 650TX v2 CM HAF 912 Plus Razer DeathAdder Steelseries SX 
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Thanks appreciate the distinction also was wondering what you guys think about the Radeon hd 7 card950
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HD 7950 is the big dawg card on the market right now topped only by the 7970
 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
7200RPM Seagate Constellation ES  Custom water cooling loop windows 7, 64-bit Samsung 22" LCD 
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I read that there is no reference cards with theses cards and that they are custom out off the gate so my question is are they all good? Or is there things I should be looking for?
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OK..Stay away from xfx and asus..Get sapphire or msi..maybe gigabyte..
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Yeah I was looking at some of the sapphire cards
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