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IMO this would be the better buy and it is cheaper http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=79472&vpn=11197-11-40G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE&promoid=1277 thumb.gif
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Thanks for all your responses. Water cooling is just an option. Also, it seems to be packing right out of the box, so overclocking can be considered later on down the road maybe when or if ever Star Wars 1313 comes out (*keeping my fingers crossed*) lol. But also this card seems to be the cheapest w/ the rebate vs like the windforce or xfx.. i could go down to a 7950, but i had a 6950.. i want to be on that XX70 platform for once lol

Star Wars 1313 was cancelled by Disney after they layed of Lucas Arts
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The only thing they are doing now i just using the LucasArts name for publishing star wars games.
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by jayislike View Post

Thanks for all your responses. Water cooling is just an option. Also, it seems to be packing right out of the box, so overclocking can be considered later on down the road maybe when or if ever Star Wars 1313 comes out (*keeping my fingers crossed*) lol. But also this card seems to be the cheapest w/ the rebate vs like the windforce or xfx.. i could go down to a 7950, but i had a 6950.. i want to be on that XX70 platform for once lol
You really do not want anything from XFX now.
Horror stories and poor cooling performance for the price they charge
(Sapphire has much better cooling while being cheaper, i'm talking about the Dual-X which are the standard versions. Generally if you want a quieter GPU a Dual-X is quieter than a Vapor-X. I know that because i have a 7850 OC 2GB and my friend has a 7770 Vapor-X which is significantly louder!)
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My visiontek card is great, but it does not OC that well. Still, was an amazing upgrade from my 6850
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post #16 of 22
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pulled the trigger on the Powercolor... We will see how it goes.. never know, i might change my mind and get a different card.. Ill let yall know if its good or not. Thanks again people
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i put a hold on the order.. choosing a card is really hard.. might drop down to windforce 7950 and invest in watercooling or just get the windforce 7970 and get water cooling later down the road
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Check the newegg reviews on this card. There's a high rate of DOA failures.
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Check the newegg reviews on this card. There's a high rate of DOA failures.

what card do you suggest?
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what card do you suggest?
A sapphire card.
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