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post #21 of 50
lol.. gigabytes are good as well.. i just love the color theme of the sapphire more smile.gif
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when its in my case i don't give 2 hoots about color, nor for any of the looks of my other parts.

But that's me, mine is a enclosed case. I still wouldn't go on looks if anyone could see it ha! biggrin.gif
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dont ever buy XFX their products are **** nowadays, they use very cheap components.
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Would it fit in a HAF 912 case?
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I haven't seen any stories of MSI 7970s exploding. Or are you referring to the exploding motherboards from a few years back?
Just a joke. But i would definitely avoid MSI for anything
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dont ever buy XFX their products are **** nowadays, they use very cheap components.
I second that, and their coolers are a absolute POS now. Cooler than reference cooler MY ARSE! People pay so much extra and get garbage
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Would it fit in a HAF 912 case?
Hell, they'll fit in anything you can find
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So the Sapphire 7970 with boost is what I should go with ok. How high will it overclock?

This nobody can really tell you because it is the silicone lottery, some OC higher then others I got my Sapphire to 1100MHz core clock on stock voltages when others got higher or lower results, the Gigabyte 7970 I have been told is voltaged locked so you could be screwed in the OC department.
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post #27 of 50
i wouldnt get the sapphire 7970 boost, they dont make a WB for it, buy a diamond 7970, there supposed to OC well rumor has it
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post #28 of 50
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i can get my Gigabyte’s HD 7970 OC to - 1150 without voltage tweak, some of you like to play with the voltage, i myself don't. By the time i play with that a newer card is out.

Prefer not to take the risk.

And here in the uk - gigabyte is cheaper than sapphire

Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Windforce 3 Core: 1100MHz, Memory: 3072MB 6000MHz GDDR5, Stream Processors £339.95 3ry warranty


Sapphire HD 7970 VAPOR-X GHZ Core: 1050MHz, Memory: 3072MB 6000MHz GDDR5, Stream Processors: £379.99 2yr warranty

Giga faster £40 cheaper - work that one out!
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