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  • 91% (31)
    Sapphire 7970 3gb
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    MSI Radeon 6990
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post #11 of 28
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hey guys so i ended up buying the sapphire radeon hd 7970 3gb for $315. Is that a good buy?!

It's good enough, if not very good. thumb.gif
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post #12 of 28
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hey guys so i ended up buying the sapphire radeon hd 7970 3gb for $315. Is that a good buy?!

Really good buy.

Sapphire 7970 Prices You be the judge of that one. tongue.gif
 
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post #13 of 28
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hey guys so i ended up buying the sapphire radeon hd 7970 3gb for $315. Is that a good buy?!

new or used. also which model no. is it the brown PCB one.
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post #14 of 28
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new or used. also which model no. is it the brown PCB one.

its a used card. only a few months old but in fantastic condition. Yes its got a brown tint on the pcb. Im going to water cool it and probably find a black pcb cover for it.
this is the one i picked up :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102961
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by andrey64 View Post

its a used card. only a few months old but in fantastic condition. Yes its got a brown tint on the pcb. Im going to water cool it and probably find a black pcb cover for it.
this is the one i picked up :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102961

did you check if its a good overclocker. the model no 21197-00-40G which you have chosen is reference HD 7970 PCB. compatible with waterblocks. you could have tried to bragain for 300. anyway as long as it overclocks to 1150 Mhz - 1200 Mhz it can be considered a good deal.
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post #16 of 28
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did you check if its a good overclocker. the model no 21197-00-40G which you have chosen is reference HD 7970 PCB. compatible with waterblocks. you could have tried to bragain for 300. anyway as long as it overclocks to 1150 Mhz - 1200 Mhz it can be considered a good deal.

ill be over clocking the card once i get my water block on it. Looking at getting the heatkiller 7970 block. Plus ill be upgrading the bios on the card which many people are doing and getting amazing results!
post #17 of 28
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ill be over clocking the card once i get my water block on it. Looking at getting the heatkiller 7970 block. Plus ill be upgrading the bios on the card which many people are doing and getting amazing results!

first check the card with stock cooler and fan maxed out. if it responds well to voltage overclocking and hits 1150+ Mhz speeds then purchase the waterblock. the best option is for manual voltage tweaking. you get the best results in terms of optimum voltage for desired clock speeds and keeping temps/heat as low as possible.
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post #18 of 28
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even if the card doesn't clock too high i plan to include it into my cpu water cooled system. My rx 360 needs a gpu in the loop too!
post #19 of 28
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also what do you recommend i use to try overclocks on the gpu? i have used msi afterburner and its a nice utility.
post #20 of 28
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also what do you recommend i use to try overclocks on the gpu? i have used msi afterburner and its a nice utility.

Afterburner is what it usually recommended. So I'd stick with that for now. thumb.gif
 
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