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So I am going to be returning my 670gtx (galaxy OC) because I just can't get myself to open and install it. Right now I can't get past ATI having the edge in cost and when overclocked speed. Plus the 2gb of ram really concerns me on the 670 as I feel it will be problematic before the year is out.
So I paid $338 and less $5 return shipping means I need to get a 7950 well below $333 to make this whole deal worth my while.

I am pretty open to suggestions. I want a good overclocker that doesn't require messing with the voltage. I like a cooler / quieter running card and I have found upping voltage messes with those two things.

Suggestions?
post #2 of 12
Well you don't need to pay "well below" $330 to make it worth it because it's like you are going to return your 670 and recieved a cracked out 680. Trust me you don't want to cheap out on a 7950. That is the last thing you should do. It will still be worth it. Where are you going to order from?
post #3 of 12
MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III $309.99
After Mail In Rebate: $299.99 USD

MSI R7950 Twin Frozr III Review

Test: MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III

MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 3GB Graphics Card Review

keep in mind i posted those review links just for overclocking, which honestly isn't all that great but you get what you pay for, and temps. any benchmarks were done with now very old drivers.

have fun shopping!
Edited by looniam - 3/20/13 at 1:06am
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+1 for the MSI 7950. order fast becuase the boost editions without 7970 pcb are coming.
 
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amazon or newegg.
I won't give Ncix my business because I have found them shady in the past.
post #6 of 12
If you dont want to mess with the voltages, then Sapphire boost is a very good choice. It has locked stock voltage of 1,25V, a great cooler and you are pretty much guaranteed to hit at least 1100MHz on the core with stock voltage, if you get a good card even >1200MHz (dont have the link as I live outside the US).

As far as I know MSI boost has locked stock voltage of 1,25V as well, but those older 7970PCB cards (like mine) have lower unlocked voltage out of the box so you have to play with it a little bit.
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amazon or newegg.
I won't give Ncix my business because I have found them shady in the past.

ok but its a few bucks more . . .

MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC $319.99
$309.99 after $10.00 rebate card
$5.92 Shipping (restrictions apply)
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post #8 of 12
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amazon or newegg.
I won't give Ncix my business because I have found them shady in the past.

I've never had a problem with them, 7/10 times newegg has been good to me and I'd say about the same for amazon. It's usually about the luck of the draw.
post #9 of 12
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Looks like amazon has the twin for same price as the egg.
Also like the His Icq for $305.. blows outside the case.
post #10 of 12
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Thinking of grabbing this instead.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70111&vpn=AX7970%203GBD5-2DHV3&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1323
Thoughts?'

I know I said I don't wanna deal with ncix, but that is a really good price.
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