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I plan on getting a AMD Readon 7970
But I do not know which one I should choose
My budget is $410
I was looking at the
SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 OC with Boost
Looks like a good card. But if you guys have anything else that is better please tell me

My specs are

motherboard: GA-z77-UD3H
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post #2 of 50
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Any suggestion's?
post #3 of 50
its pretty much up to you, find out who has the best warranty practices and what is available to you.

im partial to gigabyte but the double d cooler looks pretty sweet on the xfx cards.

also if you are water cooling make sure to find one that fits a waterblock.
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It's all personal opinion you one you choose looks nice I would get it (:
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I just bought the Sapphire 7970 and it is doing very good I managed to get a 1100MHz core clock and 1500MHz Memory clock on stock voltages and max temps so far have only been 58c.
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If you want arguments on the numerous 7970 available, try the search function on top.
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Sapphire is just doing great job. go for that card. just stay away from XFX and MSI
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Find a nice reference model
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

its pretty much up to you, find out who has the best warranty practices and what is available to you.

im partial to gigabyte but the double d cooler looks pretty sweet on the xfx cards.

also if you are water cooling make sure to find one that fits a waterblock.

This pretty much, but I would suggest staying with a reference design if you are planning on water cooling. This will give you the most options for water blocks.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

Sapphire is just doing great job. go for that card. just stay away from XFX and MSI

Why stay away from MSI?
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I very recently got the Sapphire and I'm happy with the purchase. There is a short thread on it:

Considering upgrade to a Sapphire HD 7970 OC 3GB

Might be of interest to you.
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