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I cannot get the MSI card, it's not in stock at the moment, and when it is in stock it costs ALOT more than the others (like 50 bucks more!)
I am really starting to like that Sapphire Vapor-X card though, good cooling, good looks and most importantly good performance.
But the Gigabyte has all those traits too.
Goodness this is a hard choice redface.gif
Flip a coin it's the only way drum.gif
post #22 of 29
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It turns out I may have more money than I expected. So I could now have a few more options.

Any thoughts on the Powercolour 7950+ PCS?

Any thoughts on the HIS 7950 IceQ?
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post #23 of 29
Go for the VaporX, they have had a good trajectory with the "vapor tech" so far.. If not, go ASUS..
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Personally, I would go with the powercolor pcs+ if you have the money. That's the best 7950 imo.
     
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post #25 of 29
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Personally, I would go with the powercolor pcs+ if you have the money. That's the best 7950 imo.

Well the Powercolour is actually the cheapest by about $20, but isn't really a known company here unlike Gigabyte and Sapphire.

What card out of those three above would (generally) overclock best, while staying cool and quiet? I wan't to overclock it to 7970 performance.
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post #26 of 29
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Well the Powercolour is actually the cheapest by about $20, but isn't really a known company here unlike Gigabyte and Sapphire.
What card out of those three above would (generally) overclock best, while staying cool and quiet? I wan't to overclock it to 7970 performance.

You should be able to oc any 7950 to 7970 levels, some 7950's oc past 680 levels with stock bios. I've read the reviews and overall the powercolor is better than other competitors, not sure what kind of service you'll get from them though. Sapphire is always a safe bet though, I love my card.

In the end it comes down to your personal preference. Either way you'll be happy.
     
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post #27 of 29
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I just read a review of the Powercolor card, from the photos I saw it doesn't have memory cooling pads like the Gigabyte redface.gif

I am really looking at the Gigabyte card now, three fans, a massive cooler, gigabyte quality and RMA service, I think it may be the card to go for. smile.gif
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post #28 of 29
My friend bought a Windforce GTX 670, and it didn't break 65c while looping Furmark. The fan noise was practically non-existent.
If the same applies to the 7950, then go for it thumb.gif
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How many GB is that blender at the bottom?, might be your best bang for your buck. biggrin.gif
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