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Coulda got the same one on Newegg same price with free games tongue.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1390184/was-this-a-good-video-card-deal-or-what

Ya I guess I'm a little Impatient some times but I only had $210 left( After I purchased a new rad) and seeinz how I don't have a job right now, I did the best I could. Though those games would have kept me busy, haha. Anyways I like to help other people out and buy from a person rather than a big company as much as I can, most of the time you get better deals and if not at least it helps keeps p[laces like the OCN Marketplace up and running and not dead in the water. Maybe you could help a brother out, jk!

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That is true about being able to xfire the 7870 tahiti le cards with 79xx series tho for xfiring you would be better off with two 7870 tahiti le cards
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Ya I guess I'm a little Impatient some times but I only had $210 left( After I purchased a new rad) and seeinz how I don't have a job right now, I did the best I could. Though those games would have kept me busy, haha. Anyways I like to help other people out and buy from a person rather than a big company as much as I can, most of the time you get better deals and if not at least it helps keeps p[laces like the OCN Marketplace up and running and not dead in the water. Maybe you could help a brother out, jk!

That deal literally showed up the day after I bought mine -.-'
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That is true about being able to xfire the 7870 tahiti le cards with 79xx series tho for xfiring you would be better off with two 7870 tahiti le cards


 

 

 

 

 

 

ya the stuttering and dropped frames would make game play probably less playable with a 7870 tahiti /7950 xfire rather than a single 7950, but that is just a guess from left field on my part.

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That deal literally showed up the day after I bought mine -.-'


oooh :(

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they've done pretty good at cleaning up frame latency and microstuttering with the new drivers lately
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they've done pretty good at cleaning up frame latency and microstuttering with the new drivers lately


Ya so I've heard. I'm at 13.5b right now with my 5770 crossfire setup, but haven't really played anything except dayz to see if it helped, Which it did not, in dayz, but I have read that dayz has bad problems with crossfire anything. I don't know if this is still true, or what kind of value it holds, but in my situation, at least the few minutes I've played, it has not improved. Of course I could be experiencing other problems. I really haven't tried to figure them out except the driver update. I'm just glad to be back at a one card setup, for now, ahahahadevil.gif!!!!!! 

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Ya so I've heard. I'm at 13.5b right now with my 5770 crossfire setup, but haven't really played anything except dayz to see if it helped, Which it did not, in dayz, but I have read that dayz has bad problems with crossfire anything. I don't know if this is still true, or what kind of value it holds, but in my situation, at least the few minutes I've played, it has not improved. Of course I could be experiencing other problems. I really haven't tried to figure them out except the driver update. I'm just glad to be back at a one card setup, for now, ahahaha:devil: !!!!!! 
it is always nice to just have one really nice card biggrin.gif although now I wonder what 2 REALLY nice cards would do?!?!?! devil-smiley-019.gif
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it is always nice to just have one really nice card biggrin.gif although now I wonder what 2 REALLY nice cards would do?!?!?! devil-smiley-019.gif


Ya maybe I should just sell all my watercooling equipment I have built up so far and just get another from the egg with the game bundle, haha, nah I want to finish my first loop.smilingsmiley.gif I do have a Coolit Vantage ALC that I might try and cool the 7870 with when I get it and my new rad sometime next week. I see people doing it with Corsair, Antec, and even Zalman units, but never a Coolit Vantage. Hmmm!! It has a display for coolant temps but the performance of these where subpar compared to Corsair, Antec units if I recall. We'll see!

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I was lookin at my case and where the pci-e slot is in relation to the middle set of 3.5" bays in the front of my case and I think I will be ok but I might have to bend down a piece of the bays or cut a notch in it. It does to much matter cause I plan on a full size atx case for the next purchase, when I can afford it.I have the NZXT Beta Evo. If anybody has the same case, mb, and card and can confirm this, feel free to chime in!

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