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Im looking for a good brand with great cooling and im looking forward to OC it as much as i can. Which one of these brands do you think I should pick?

MSI for $224

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127722

ASUS for $223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121649

Sapphire $ 224

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025


Thanks
post #2 of 22
MSI!!! (>_<)
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Powercolour PCS+ Radeon 7870 XT 230$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

. This card runs hot but it's just much better than a standard 7870. Closer to a 7950
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Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT $244 AR built using the Tahiti LE GPU which is a light version of the GPU of 7950/70's
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369445948&sr=1-1&keywords=sapphire+7870+xt
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post #5 of 22
That Sapphire one isn't that great. I've recenty had both the MSI and ASUS one. The ASUS one was the better of the two. Ran cooler and overclocked higher.
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Tahiti LE GPU means has a different chipset than regular 7870?
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Originally Posted by Kamycrs View Post

Tahiti LE GPU means has a different chipset than regular 7870?

yes, it's using the chips that are on the 7950 and 7970.
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I just did a search. Where the heck is the "Hawk"? That card is THE 7870 to get besides the XT.

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thanks for the reply! how much theres a difference between the regular 7870 and the XT version in terms of benchmarks when both Overclocked? is it worth the extra couple bucks? (im using 5760x1080 resolution)
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Originally Posted by Kamycrs View Post

thanks for the reply! how much theres a difference between the regular 7870 and the XT version in terms of benchmarks when both Overclocked? is it very noticeable??? (im using 5760x1080 resolution)

XT and Hawk are pretty even cards. Hawk will overclock higher negating the stream processor advantage of the XT. Grab an XT. They're so cheap these days and it seems the hawk is EOL
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