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7850 crossfire vs two sli gtx 560 2gb versions help trying to debate which, the reason I would prefer these options to a 7970/680 is I cant afford the custom cooled 7970 and there are only reference designs of the 680 atm so what would you do. I don' think I could be a-s-sed with the reference designs again as im coming from a 6970 reference and its so annoying the from the sound to the heat.

Both the 7850s or 560s would be the msi twin frozr designs so nice and quiet and cool, and working out to be just cheaper than a 7970/680.
I know I could just pick up another 6970 for about 200 but I dont want the noise and the heat of reference design. I guess if I got a 7970 I could always water cool it but then there is buying blocks and a water cooling kit all in alot more than going for an aftermarket cooler version >_> help <3
Edited by Projector - 3/27/12 at 5:35pm
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7850 crossfire vs two sli gtx 560 2gb versions help trying to debate which, the reason I would prefer these options to a 7970/680 is I cant afford the custom cooled 7970 and there are only reference designs of the 680 atm so what would you do. I don' think I could be a-s-sed with the reference designs again as im coming from a 6970 reference and its so annoying the from the sound to the heat.
Both the 7850s or 560s would be the msi twin frozr designs so nice and quiet and cool, and working out to be just cheaper than a 7970/680.
I know I could just pick up another 6970 for about 200 but I dont want the noise and the heat of reference design. I guess if I got a 7970 I could always water cool it but then there is buying blocks and a water cooling kit all in alot more than going for an aftermarket cooler version >_> help <3

If you are trying to start a debate over the 7850 cfx vs 2gb 560's sli then you may want to change the title of the thread lol....

I think the 7850's would win, if the 560's were the non ti's
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Haha thankyou half asleep here =p ye its 7850crossfire vs 560ti 2gb sli.
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7850< 6970 5 or 3%
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Guess it would be silly for me to go from a 6970 to 2 7850's then.
Nevermind anyways this is just me being indecisive as ALWAYS, I decided on one 7970 or 680 a week ago and now im going in circles waiting for my money coming in tomorow, the only alure of the two cards was that they were both the msi frozr aftermarket coolers, instead of loud reference designs.
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The reference designs of the 7970 and GTX 680 are very quiet and cool from what I've seen in every review. I don't think you should count them out just because they are reference designs.
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Dont know what to tell you,i am very undecided person when it comes to buying pc components ,even when I know which one still I post a dumb question. smile.gif
my opinion :
1) 7850 crossfire
2) 7870 crossfire (but out of price segment here)
3) gtx 680
4) buy another 6970 if you have one already
5)gtx 560ti sli

hope that helps a little
Edited by Jon A. Silvers - 3/30/12 at 11:55am
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Overclocked 7850's beat overclocked 6970's/560ti's slightly.
They use alot less power though smile.gif
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For the price of 2 7850's I would choose the 680 to be honest. Sell your 6950 for $200-200, buy an artic cooling vga cooler for about $50-60 and strap it onto a reference 680. Same price as the 7970 and maybe cheaper than the dual 7850 all while being quieter, cooler, and without the hassles of sli/crossfire.

I have an artic cooling vga cooler on my 6950 and it runs under 60*C at load and is silent. Not quiet but silent, cannot hear it over my case fans!
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How about non reference 7950? 7950 can be overclocked over stock 7970 performance. I prefer single card, less driver problems than with CF.
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