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Would it not be more beneficial to purchase something like the Gigabyte 7950 WF3 and overclock it? I doubt this guy, especially with the reference cooler, would be able to get much higher before reaching unsafe temps or even hitting a wall, correct me if I'm wrong?
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post

For that price it's a no-brainer.
post #23 of 27
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Would it not be more beneficial to purchase something like the Gigabyte 7950 WF3 and overclock it? I doubt this guy, especially with the reference cooler, would be able to get much higher before reaching unsafe temps or even hitting a wall, correct me if I'm wrong?
Just stuck on a n

You could simply remove the non reference cooler and stick on an aftermarket one but that would end up costing as much as 7970's normally go so I think this deal is more for people who want to Crossfire these.
post #24 of 27
Alot cheaper than what I payed for my 2 7970's. Love the card, go for it.
post #25 of 27
Dude BUY IT! Remember its comes with 3 bonus games! So if you wanted to, you could sell the promo card on ebay, i see them going for around 60-80 bucks on there.
So essentially you would be getting a Radeon 7970 for $230-240. **** if i had money right now id buy 2 and crossfire those suckers and using my strategy only spend $500 on 2 Flagship GPUS. biggrin.gif
    
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Why would you NOT take that?
 
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Would it not be more beneficial to purchase something like the Gigabyte 7950 WF3 and overclock it? I doubt this guy, especially with the reference cooler, would be able to get much higher before reaching unsafe temps or even hitting a wall, correct me if I'm wrong?

Reference coolers aren't bad they are just noisy at high rpm ranges
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