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No I can buy from them, why? I can't seem to find any good deals tho. Please feel free to share some links with good deals.

Im surprised Raghu hasn't stopped by and posted not one link yet.
Edited by Kosai - 3/28/13 at 7:29pm
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No I can buy from them, why I can't seem to find any good deals do. Please feel free to share some links with good deals.

Im surprised Raghu hasn't stopped by and posted not one link yet.

What's your budget?
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To be honest the most I want to spend is $400 shipped anything from $360-$380 is exactly what I can spend. Other than that I would have to put more cash into my paypal balance.

I really don't want to have to resort to a used card after what just happened. But If the price is right and I can buy it from a reputable seller then I might go for it.
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To be honest the most I want to spend is $400 shipped anything from $360-$380 is exactly what I can spend. Other than that I would have to put more cash into my paypal balance.

I really don't want to have to resort to a used card after what just happened. But If the price is right and I can buy it from a reputable seller then I might go for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131468

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
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So where do you live, if not a secret? Your Location seemed like one of those clever things like "At my computer". Are you actually in Bermuda? Because what's the point of linking sales if we don't know if you can have access to them. And you said that MSI will not honor warranty where you live, so that just makes it confusing--as in, you're probably not in the U.S. (then why link U.S. sales)
   
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Duplicate post.
Edited by Kosai - 3/28/13 at 8:55pm
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Voltage Locked.

PowerColor= Third World Quality.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586

Lowest cost with a rebate

I heard XFX is horrible when it comes to overclocking... not sure tho. Any valid selling points other than price?

Spot on prices makes me rage even harder knowing eBay sellers are trying to get more out of them.
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So where do you live, if not a secret? Your Location seemed like one of those clever things like "At my computer". Are you actually in Bermuda? Because what's the point of linking sales if we don't know if you can have access to them. And you said that MSI will not honor warranty where you live, so that just makes it confusing--as in, you're probably not in the U.S. (then why link U.S. sales)

Although I rather not say where Im at.Yes I am outside of the US, but believe or not I have access to US retail sites and am able to buy and have items shipped to me where Im at.

That's all Im willing to share, Sorry.







EDIT* Im reading reviews on all three cards, doesn't look good. ALOT of DOA's, failed after X many amount of weeks/months.
Edited by Kosai - 3/28/13 at 7:49pm
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I should of mentioned I'm preferably looking for a reference card or a card based on the reference design (such as the MSI OC edition I bought)

I plan on crossfiring later and I have had personal experience with non reference cards with those fancy coolers not distributing airflow properly in my case due to fan designs leading to overheating cards. -No bueno.
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That's what I would have written to start with: "I have access to the U.S. sales, but I live outside of the U.S. so MSI warranty does not apply to me."

That XFX link is one of those I meant when I said $360-$370 sales, as an XFX 7970 was on a sale for $360 with a game bundle a few days ago. XFX is not bad, but apparently has inferior VRM cooling according to some reports--that may be why you heard them being worse at overclocking. I don't believe they are horrible in any way, and there are plenty of people who like their XFX cards just fine. You can also use a custom cooler for your 7970 in any event. There is a lot of general bias about each brand, and I would recommend researching individual products on individual basis as well as checking in with the 7900 Series Owners' Club here on OCN.
   
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