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so i finally decided i would grab a 7970 and im wondering if i should grab a ghz edition or not of the 7970 it about 50-60 dollars difference. But i believe you could flash the bios/ just oc it and it should be fine?. Unless the ghz edition are binned better.
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From what I understand it just comes with a higher clock basically. Just OC yourself. And even if they were binned better it certainly wouldnt be worth the 60$ difference.
    
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Get the cheapest reference you can buy and OC that to Ghz and beyond - for best bang for buck

Dont really need to flash it - most will do 1100mhz core on stock voltage pretty easily - afaik reference cards arent locked
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so i finally decided i would grab a 7970 and im wondering if i should grab a ghz edition or not of the 7970 it about 50-60 dollars difference. But i believe you could flash the bios/ just oc it and it should be fine?. Unless the ghz edition are binned better.

Get the Sapphire HD 7970 OCor Gigabyte HD 7970 OC. both these cards have good coolers which helps keeping temps lower when going for voltage overclocking. thumb.gif
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ah add the his iceq to the list since it seem to be a decent card with a great cooler. + what type of an adapter do i get from monoprice/amazon for dell 2407whfp since it only has 1 dvi port.
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