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post #1 of 53
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Im looking into getting a Radeon HD 7870, but im not too sure which one to get
my build is:
intel i5 2500k @4.2
Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 motherboard
8GB DDR3 1600
750W corsair HX PSU
Sapphire HD 6850
and an NZXT Apollo Case

*Need new Case!
im stuck between these 3
the Gigabyte brand
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

the Sapphire brand( im seeing a lot of Bad reviews about sapphires 78xx lineup =/)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202010

and the MSI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681

they all look like great cards, i know the Gigabyte isa really good one but im not sure my case will fit it>
or would i be better off spending 50 dollars more for a sapphire 7950
Edited by Kokumotsu - 2/26/13 at 5:30pm
post #2 of 53
I have the Gigabyte one and it's a nice card. 57C under full load at stock clocks.
post #3 of 53
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yeah i know its a nice card haha, but its a huge card and i doubt it would fit my case unfortunatly
post #4 of 53
Get the taihti le
post #5 of 53
I would get the Gigabyte or Sapphire. Sapphire for better support, Gigabyte for better cooling.

MSI is kind of, at least in my mind kind of "meh". I've heard lots of people having troubles with their cards, bad cooling, and horrible support.
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From your selection, get the MSI HAWK. It pwns. thumb.gif However, if you can find Tahiti LE, BUY IT ASAP!
post #7 of 53
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which ones have that chipset?

actually what i see are Sapphire, PowerColor
and they are out of stock
Edited by Kokumotsu - 2/26/13 at 4:15pm
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which ones have that chipset?

most brand new one, just came out, its Tahiti LE, you won't miss it lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&Tpk=tahiti%20le

otherwise

http://www.overclock.net/t/1365100/7870-gigabyte-windforce i have that one here :3
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its out of stock ^_^, and i never used Powercolor, but i just feel they are not as good as sapphire or gigabyte, which makes me stay away from the lower trend cards
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its out of stock ^_^, and i never used Powercolor, but i just feel they are not as good as sapphire or gigabyte, which makes me stay away from the lower trend cards
Yeah their cooling isn't very good and their RMA department is a nightmare, I wouldn't buy a product of theirs.
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