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I ordered two of these as well at first I felt 7870 was not worth it as the 7950s are always on sale then saw some of these reviews and was pleased on top of that a metal fan shroud sealed the deal. If only I could get 35 rep to sell on this forum I wish to unload my EVGA 670FTW a few months old working perfectly fine to grab two more of these if anyone is interested please let me know smile.gif (yes i know wrong section but can't hurt a man for trying! )
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I ordered two of these as well at first I felt 7870 was not worth it as the 7950s are always on sale then saw some of these reviews and was pleased on top of that a metal fan shroud sealed the deal. If only I could get 35 rep to sell on this forum I wish to unload my EVGA 670FTW a few months old working perfectly fine to grab two more of these if anyone is interested please let me know smile.gif (yes i know wrong section but can't hurt a man for trying! )
New ones dont come in metal shrouds but that doesn't take ultimate perf/$ away from it wink.gif
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wait it no longer has a metal shroud???? Damn. mad.gif
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wait it no longer has a metal shroud???? Damn. mad.gif

PowerColor PCS+ Myst Edition has metal shroud while
PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 GHz EZ Edition has plastic shroud
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The PowerColor PCS HS7870 MYST features looks like a typical video card with the usual red/black color scheme, but it uses an all metal fan shroud! It is also triple black, so you have a black PCB, black fan and black fan shroud. The copper heatpipes and chrome PCI bracket help break up the all black and add a needed splash of color.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2156/1/

PowerColor HD7800 Series
http://powercolor.com/us/products_layer_2.asp?SeriesID=81


PowerColor PCS+ HD7870 Myst. Edition 2GB GDDR5(UEFI READY) AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E
PowerColor PCS+ HD7870 EZ Edition 2GB GDDR5(UEFI READY) AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV2E
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Ah thanks for clarifying that. I hate the fact that newegg taxes CA.
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we all hate that fact. 9 out of 10 online computer stores are here.
almost 10% sales tax. and now we have to pay tax on amazon as well.

but we do have fry's and microcenter. really find it annoying that
newegg is charging shipping on some items again. They get
such a break on buying in bulk and shipping that smaller stores
have to work on really small margins just to survive.

Newegg needs competition. Fry's buying Outpost.com wasn't good for
us.
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They're back in stock? thumb.gif My 650Ti auction ends today so I might pick this up. The only thing holding me back is I've always considered PowerColor to be one of those 'cheap' brands.

So, this overclocked this beats the 670 & 7950 @ 1080p gaming. I assume throwing on an Arctic Cooling Accelero will be a large upgrade for its cooling.
    
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They're back in stock? thumb.gif My 650Ti auction ends today so I might pick this up. The only thing holding me back is I've always considered PowerColor to be one of those 'cheap' brands.

So, this overclocked this beats the 670 & 7950 @ 1080p gaming. I assume throwing on an Arctic Cooling Accelero will be a large upgrade for its cooling.
'cheap' brands doesn't imply bad quality. If it's shroud is truly metal i'm stoked. Even ASUS doesn't do that but i absolutely hate the fact it's only got 1 FAN!!
The standard Powercolor 7870 GHz costs 317$ here and the 7870 Myst costs 329$. Go figure. Normally we get royally screwed in prices by all mfrs because we buy via shops via distributors like for example the sapphire 7870 XT costs 399$ here. Even bumping the exchange rate to (SGD1=USD1.3) doesn't make it look better
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'cheap' brands doesn't imply bad quality. If it's shroud is truly metal i'm stoked. Even ASUS doesn't do that but i absolutely hate the fact it's only got 1 FAN!!
The standard Powercolor 7870 GHz costs 317$ here and the 7870 Myst costs 329$. Go figure. Normally we get royally screwed in prices by all mfrs because we buy via shops via distributors like for example the sapphire 7870 XT costs 399$ here. Even bumping the exchange rate to (SGD1=USD1.3) doesn't make it look better
Asus did have metal shrouds at one time. I believe my 5870 reference had one. smile.gif Yeah the one fan cooling is a bit of a turn off, but the price is almost too good to pass up. Even spending an extra $80 on an Arctic Cooling triple-fan setup would be slightly cheaper than a 7950. Then, factor-in selling the game codes and you're well under 7950 pricing. I'm just stubborn and usually stick with brands I'm familiar with redface.gif which is why I'm hesitant with this.

Unfortunately for you guys who are overseas always have to pay premium for hardware.
    
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One review said that this was a 7930 and not a 7970....not sure of the validity of that statement but it's something to look into.
    
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