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So im going with 7970 over nvidia, honestly i want to wait for the 780 cuz im not sure if the prices will drop on the 7000 series or not

but i need a 7970 with reference pcb unlocked voltage, and all around just a good cooling coverage, the one i have found is the
MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5

seems good to me. heard gigabyte sucks for cooling with there half attempt to cool the ram and asus looks nice but is a heavy card and will likely bend over time, i also have only 11 inches before these will hit my main water line, so im good i hope.

im so close to choosing and ALMOST hit order, but i dont want to have buyers regret... not again
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post #2 of 9
You have 3 choices:

Diamond
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Msi 7970 TF3
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You can also check my thread I just recently started. biggrin.gifRight here! Pretty much, it is the exact thing Sugarhell mentioned. Those are the best ones currently.
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I've own the Diamond 7970 & it was a hell of a clocker, just a lil too hot. Both of mine clocked very good, just didn't play well together (driver wise)

If I was going to buy a single card, it would be that one.... Quality card
 
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for true reference cards go with Diamond. if you want a reference PCB design with a custom cooler go with MSI HD 7970 TF3 OC BE. change the TIM to a high quality one like coollaboratory liquid ultra (conductive) or prolimatech pk-1 (non conductive)

https://www.diamondmm.com/product/51-diamond-amd-radeon-hd-7970-pcie-3g-gddr5-video-graphics-card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8001460&CatId=7387
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732

diamond's website does not have the game coupons. so speak to thracks and find out if he can get the game coupons for you if you buy from diamond's website.

http://www.overclock.net/u/294166/thracks
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I wouldn't recommend any conductive TIM on a 7970 GPU. It's surrounded by too many little components.
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is the twin frozer compatible with any waterblocks? and i read on newegg that it does not overclock well, so which one of these do you think would be fine for this, and also what is the length on the diamond card
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is the twin frozer compatible with any waterblocks? and i read on newegg that it does not overclock well, so which one of these do you think would be fine for this, and also what is the length on the diamond card

Overclocking is just luck. Yeah TF3 is compatible with any reference waterblock.
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am i able to do eyefinity in HDMI DVI and the MINI DP to DP to DVI (active)? in that configuration and also are there any backplates that can fit this card?
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