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Like the title says, I'm looking for a new 7970 or 7950 to upgrade my 660 ti. It's going to be watercooled and I'd prefer it to be voltage unlocked. Any suggestions welcome.
Edited by Pheozero - 4/11/13 at 7:36pm
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post #2 of 18
Sapphire 7970 OC Dual-X. Pretty sure it's unlocked. Decent cooler, normally clocks pretty high, good looker. VRM's do seem to get pretty warm at high clocks though - although that shouldn't be a problem with water cooling. Saying that, you don't need an overly expensive cool card if you're going with water cooling, but it is getting increasingly difficult to find unlocked cards.
post #3 of 18
I was wondering this also. Any particular place you'd recommend buying it? (extended warranty wise)
btw like the OPs avatar
Edited by Syntaxvgm - 4/11/13 at 2:54pm
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Depends which country you live in.
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Depends which country you live in.
I live in the united states.
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Depends which country you live in.
U.S.?
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post #7 of 18
Then I'm not sure, but people seem to like NewEgg.
post #8 of 18
I prefer Amazon over newegg. Free 2 day shipping (if you have prime) and 30 day return policy with no restocking fee.
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post #9 of 18
Newegg is definitely my favorite, but they discontinued the Sapphire 7970 OC Dual-X
post #10 of 18
MSI R7970 OC (Reference) Or the 7970 OC Sapphire Dual-X, I'm not sure if the second one is a reference PCB though
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