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post #11 of 22
roughly said it may cost around
300- 450$... but easily may get double of that.. depends on parts
post #12 of 22
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Ok so back on topic. I have read a little about the Sapphires and am noticing that they aren't overclocking well on some of them and are being advertised wrong. What other brands would you recommend? And is the GHz edition worth it?
post #13 of 22
Save yourself some money and buy an MSI Twin Frozr 7950. 7970s aren't worth it; 10% performance increase for 25% more money, over the 7950? No thanks.
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post #14 of 22
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Save yourself some money and buy an MSI Twin Frozr 7950. 7970s aren't worth it; 10% performance increase for 25% more money, over the 7950? No thanks.
I'm interested. Please elaborate!
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Chorrbs View Post

Well considering that I'm selling my 660Ti for $200 and plan on selling Bioshock. That only leaves ~$150-$170 left and I could get that in about 2 months of 80% mining.

That's cool and the friends story is neat, curious however how much was made after taking into account the increased electric bill? More power to you though.
post #16 of 22
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I'm interested. Please elaborate!

The 7950 is only a slightly worse performing GPU than the 7970, but is about $100 cheaper. The MSI Twin Frozr cooler will keep it nice and cool; you should pull 400 Mhash/s, at least, with that, most likely closer to the 5.1Mhash/s range.
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post #17 of 22
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The 7950 is only a slightly worse performing GPU than the 7970, but is about $100 cheaper. The MSI Twin Frozr cooler will keep it nice and cool; you should pull 400 Mhash/s, at least, with that, most likely closer to the 5.1Mhash/s range.
I kinda want to get a 7970 just to say I have one haha
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

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

His IceQ2 or MSI twin forzer all the way

Love my iceq2. Great speeds, but also great cooling. High ambient temp atm, idle and load insanely low.
Fantastic.
post #19 of 22
go for the HIS HD 7950 Iceq x2 boost. built on a reference HD 7970 PCB with 8 + 6 pin power. more power phases than reference HD 7950. compatible with full cover HD 7970 waterblocks like EK FC-7970. excellent cooler. unlocked voltage. 311 mm long. probably the best HD 7950 card. make sure your case can fit this card in your case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

at the same clocks HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,3.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/
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post #20 of 22
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Ended up going with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001
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