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Okay.. first off years ago xfx was the brand everyone recommended due to their warranty. Now everyone is down on them.
Powercolor gets a bad rap for no reason whatsoever. I own a 5850 pcs+ and the build quality is fantastic.
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Okay.. first off years ago xfx was the brand everyone recommended due to their warranty. Now everyone is down on them.
Powercolor gets a bad rap for no reason whatsoever. I own a 5850 pcs+ and the build quality is fantastic.

lol I feel ya man, dont let what I said get to you. Everyone has there preference in brands. Dont get me wrong I know XFX has a stellar lifetime warranty. But to me that's not the selling point if the cards cant OC for nothing. Plus lifetime warranty is rendered useless to me seeing as I upgrade usually every year the max 2 years.

Powercolor well. come one man read the reviews way to many dead cards for me to even take a risk. I mean yeah Im sure you had a great Powercolor card that has served you well. But well in my situation I just dont want to take a risk.

Now my preferred brands are Sapphire,MSi, and His. - in that particular order I try to get those brands If I cant get the other vice versa.
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Have an update men, Now I have $380 as a budget.... what to do now....

Im really trying to aim at 7970...
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Okay.. first off years ago xfx was the brand everyone recommended due to their warranty. Now everyone is down on them.
Powercolor gets a bad rap for no reason whatsoever. I own a 5850 pcs+ and the build quality is fantastic.


XFX 7970s are all horrific revisions now, so the current rep is well earned. Personally, I'm not a fan of any brand but the true reference pcb. That's it for me.
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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
one of the best 7970 models out there,the gigabyte Windforce x3 has a very very good cooler not a bad overclocker too,with Free Crysis 3 & BioShock game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer i guess its a steal smile.gif,i own a gigabyte windforce my self (7950) and i play @ 1250/1650 @1.25v at max temp 55-60 maxing all games and having fun biggrin.gif
     
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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
one of the best 7970 models out there,the gigabyte Windforce x3 has a very very good cooler not a bad overclocker too,with Free Crysis 3 & BioShock game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer i guess its a steal ,i own a gigabyte windforce my self (7950) and i play @ 1250/1650 @1.25v at max temp 55-60 maxing all games and having fun

The 7970 windforce are all voltage locked unlike most of the 7950 windforce.
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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
one of the best 7970 models out there,the gigabyte Windforce x3 has a very very good cooler not a bad overclocker too,with Free Crysis 3 & BioShock game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer i guess its a steal smile.gif,i own a gigabyte windforce my self (7950) and i play @ 1250/1650 @1.25v at max temp 55-60 maxing all games and having fun biggrin.gif

I second this.
    
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Wow, that is right at my budget, new.... but why does it have to be the gigabyte model, I absolutely HATE gigabyte especially the windforce models....

Im going to need some serious persuasion on why I would go with the gigabyte version other than that low price.

I just wish the other models were reduced as well. I have a feeling they are probably trying to clear out their stock and discontinue them.
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The windforce 3's run extremely cool and are one of the highest clocking 79X0 series you can buy.
    
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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
one of the best 7970 models out there,the gigabyte Windforce x3 has a very very good cooler not a bad overclocker too,with Free Crysis 3 & BioShock game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer i guess its a steal ,i own a gigabyte windforce my self (7950) and i play @ 1250/1650 @1.25v at max temp 55-60 maxing all games and having fun

The 7970 windforce are all voltage locked unlike most of the 7950 windforce.


Yep. You'd be crazy to buy a gigafail 7970.
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