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Hi, I am currently upgrading to a 7970 from my 660Ti for better game performance. I was just wondering what the best card to get for these purposes is. I am currently looking at a Gigabyte and was also wondering if the GHz editions were worth it since I do plan on overclocking it. Thanks in advance!

Gigabyte Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards+-+AMD/ATI-_-GIGABYTE-_-14125413
Edited by Chorrbs - 5/17/13 at 6:26pm
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Hi, I am currently upgrading to a 7970 from my 660Ti for better game performance. I was just wondering what the best card to get for these purposes is. I am currently looking at a Gigabyte and was also wondering if the GHz editions were worth it since I do plan on overclocking it. Thanks in advance!

Gigabyte Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards+-+AMD/ATI-_-GIGABYTE-_-14125413

Sorry man cant talk about that... BUT I would recommend any sapphire or reference card thumb.gif
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NO. stay away from Gigabyte... VOltage locked. can't do anything about it. yes you can bios flash. but voltage output will still be locked at 1.175

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I bought reference Sapphires and simply flashed the GHZ bios. They run great.
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ASUS, Sapphire, PowerColor, HIS, and MSI have some nice custom designs.
If you are looking good value, you can try PowerColor AX7970 or MSI R7970 TF 3.
    
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for cards that spend a lot of time working, i would go with a water cooled reference card
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This may sound stupid and nooby but exactly is a "reference" cooler?

its the standard design that comes from nvidia, the ones with the blower style fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
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for cards that spend a lot of time working, i would go with a water cooled reference card

or this..
but first we need to know if he is willing to spend much more cash to get it WCed :/




reference cooler:


non-reference:

Edited by smex - 5/17/13 at 6:03pm
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its the standard design that comes from nvidia, the ones with the blower style fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
Ok so basically any cooler with 2 or more fans and a custom design. Thanks!
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or this..
but first we need to know if somebody is willing to spend much more cash to get it WCed



reference cooler:


non-reference:
I've been thinking about water cooling for a while now and I think I will when I get some extra cash and actually learn how to because I have no idea what I'm doing haha.
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