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ive been shopping for graphics cards and i cant decide which is better

im doing triple monitor setup and im doing crossfire with 7950s


i was looking at these two

msi twin frozr 3 OC 7950
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/amdhd7950series/r7950tf3gd5ocbe.html





gigabyte x3 7950
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/amdhd7950series/gv-r795wf3-3gd.html



as for looks the msi looks better in my opinion

as i found with motherboards in another thread two boards at the same price yet one had a better vrm
post #2 of 7
msi hd 7950 is a decent option. unlocked voltage . another good option with unlocked voltage is sapphire hd 7950 boost.

http://www.ebuyer.com/454252-sapphire-hd-7950-boost-3gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-11196-19-20g

gigabyte has locked voltage. so go for msi or sapphire

the msi has 3 yr warranty while sapphire has 2 yr warranty. pick the card you like.
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post #3 of 7
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unless some else says something

so far then its msi twin frozr
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MSI is louder IIRC (with stock fan profile)

MSI has same warranty too , but by serial # (not sure if Gigabyte needs registration for warranty)

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7950_Twin_Frozr_III/25.html

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/53456-gigabyte-hd-7950-windforce-msi-hd-7950-twin-frozr-iii-review-18.html

http://ht4u.net/reviews/2012/gigabyte_radeon_hd_7950_oc_windforce_3_im_test/index10.php

edit: MSI is actually louder
Edited by AlphaC - 3/4/13 at 11:48am
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so which one would you dudes and lasses suggest

i was gonna get the windforce 3 gigabyte then the twin frozr shows up and i dont know which one to get im a first time builder

the windforce has better temps i can see why

so would the windforce be a better option for crossfire because of low noise and heat levels
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My vote for the MSI
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post #7 of 7
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im going to be using a NZXT Phantom 410 White case with Corsair SP and AF fans

so i think that would curve the heat levels of the msi which makes it look a little bit more tempting

and from what i have learned from the videos ive watched msi is a dam good brand and so is gigabyte Can you see my problem here two good brands one shall be bought
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