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Go with this instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
It's cheaper, a better card and you still get the free games thumb.gif

I looked at that one actually and I couldn't really tell the difference aside from the cooling. Spec wise they appear the same. Plus no 10% off the Sapphire. Why do you think it's better? I would think that particular card would do a poorer job of pushing warm air out of the case? And be louder?
Edited by Gigatel - 3/2/13 at 9:29am

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I looked at that one actually and I couldn't really tell the difference aside from the cooling. Spec wise they appear the same. Plus no 10% off the Sapphire. Why do you think it's better? I would think that particular card would do a poorer job of pushing warm air out of the case? And be louder?
The Sapphire is 9% off (usually $319.99) and it has a dual fan cooling setup which will keep the card cooler. Both use designs very similar to reference so the PCB isn't any different, just the cooling setup.
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The Sapphire is 9% off (usually $319.99) and it has a dual fan cooling setup which will keep the card cooler. Both use designs very similar to reference so the PCB isn't any different, just the cooling setup.

Hmm decisions, decisions. Thanks!
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the sapphire HD 7950 boost suggested above has a better cooling solution. runs cooler and quieter than the powercolor reference card.
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Well I thought about it all day and it was still in stock at Newegg so I pulled the trigger on the Sapphire 7950. The cooling solution seems like it'll be better/quieter. Thanks for all the inputs!
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Well I thought about it all day and it was still in stock at Newegg so I pulled the trigger on the Sapphire 7950. The cooling solution seems like it'll be better/quieter. Thanks for all the inputs!

You won't regret it thumb.gif
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