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I need help choosing the best manufacturer for 7870!

thx.
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I'll always place a bet on Sapphire or Asus... If you can't get any of those, go for XFX, thus I would really really recomend you to try and get Sapphire or Asus cards smile.gif
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the manufacturers with stronger brand value and customer support are ASUS, GIGABYTE. Sapphire is a very good AMD partner too. As for the card I would recommend the Gigabyte HD 7870 Windforce . simply one of the best coolers. the HIS Iceq is another fantastic cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
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I can't decide between Sapphire and ASUS. What should I choose?
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I can't decide between Sapphire and ASUS. What should I choose?

Between the two I would prefer Asus simply because it has better build quality, better cooler and good customer support. Well I cant say anything about Sapphire since I never owned a card from them. rolleyes.gif
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I have a Sapphire 7850 now and my last card was an Asus 6850 so either one is a good choice.
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I'd go with the asus thumb.gif
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xfx 7870 smile.gif

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I was choosing between XFX and Sapphire. Then totally decided to go with Sapphire, coz it had the lowest temps of all the other models. Though mine ain't much of an overclocker :/
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I can't decide between Sapphire and ASUS. What should I choose?

It all depends on your preference.

If you overclock and try to get the most out of your card I heard the custom sapphire cards are a better choice. If you want to have a balance between looks and overclocking go for Asus. Also, Asus cards are usually silent.

As for me, I only want mild overclock (all 7870's for me doesn't differ much in performance). Temperature is not a huge factor. The looks is a huge factor for me, XFX design stands out among the rest.
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