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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Only go XFX if it is
* Reference card, or
* Has lifetime warranty.
Otherwise skip XFX. Why not give MSI or HIS a try? In particular MSI does not void your warranty when you take out the cooler.

Neither does XFX. I've taken off my stock cooler, and they don't care.

I put the stock cooler back on, and sent it back to them because it was acting up, and they fixed it (most likely gave me a refurb), and sent it back.

I personally recommend XFX, but that's because it's my brand preference.
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I went with the Reference Gigabyte 7970... hope I get a good clocker smile.gif
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I've got a WF Gigabyte 7970. They aren't binned, but mine is 86% ASIC. Good luck with yours.
    
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$459 - $10 MIR, http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11197-01-40G/dp/B007JGARVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335448142&sr=8-1
O.C. version with a better cooling kit, its a reference PCB.

I heard that was NOT a reference PCB, as well as all the other dual fan cards that came out.
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post #16 of 19
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$459 - $10 MIR, http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11197-01-40G/dp/B007JGARVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335448142&sr=8-1
O.C. version with a better cooling kit, its a reference PCB.

I heard that was NOT a reference PCB, as well as all the other dual fan cards that came out.

EK confirms that card as reference
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/waterblock/3831109856161
post #17 of 19
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Bah oh well. I love Gigabyte motherboards and I feel confident about a reference video card from them as well. Better warranty as well (3 years)

Thanks for the info smile.gif
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Neither does XFX. I've taken off my stock cooler, and they don't care.
I put the stock cooler back on, and sent it back to them because it was acting up, and they fixed it (most likely gave me a refurb), and sent it back.
I personally recommend XFX, but that's because it's my brand preference.

IIRC XFX put warranty stickers on heatsink mounting screws, no?
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IIRC XFX put warranty stickers on heatsink mounting screws, no?

It would only concern you if you're not in north america. This is kinda old news though. And on that note it's not nearly as machiavellian as powercolor's warranty voiding double sided serial number/sticker on the 6990, right on spot covering a screw.
Edited by tsm106 - 4/26/12 at 8:29pm
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