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Hello All!

I have had 3 HIS 6790HD's for about a year & 1/2.
The 1st one I purchased lasted about 3 month's before the fan crapped out @ anything over 50% speed. So I sent it back under Warranty. The second card came & lasted about 5 month's before the fan went. So once again I contacted HIS and I was told they would replace it under warranty for the last time. Shipping of course was at my cost.

Now my last card is making a real loud whine. And it won't go over 65% speed or it stops. And I have to go into my case & spin the fan to get it to start only after I shut the comp down for a few minutes. And it gets super hot also...Highest temp so far was 108c playing a weak game like World of Tanks!
So I shut down my comp and let the Vcard cool.. smile.gif

Now I'm looking at a few new V cards. and I have about $250 to spend.
Tell me Your Opinions about the cards I'm looking at Please.

EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card.

ZOTAC ZT-60902-10M GeForce GTX 660 AMP! Edition 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card.

MSI R7850-2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card.

ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card.


I also purchased a new CM HAF XM case. And I was about the switch everything over and purchase Liquid cooling for my CPU. But the cooler is on Hold for now.

I would be Grateful for any Opinions about the graphics cards All.....Thx! thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
OP for $250 the best card is HD 7950. i would recommend the PCS+ HD 7950

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458

good cooler. unlocked voltage.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/powercolor_radeon_hd_7950_pcs_review,9.html
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/35033-powercolor-radeon-hd-7950-pcs/?page=12
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7950_PCS_Plus/26.html

another good option is sapphire HD 7950

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=81127&vpn=11196-19-20G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE&promoid=1307

stock performance on par with GTX 670. easily overclocks to 1100 mhz and matches HD 7970 Ghz performance.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/5
Edited by raghu78 - 9/18/13 at 8:18pm
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You could also get the NVIDIA GTX 760.


I just got the MSI Gaming N760 TF because its supposed to be the most quiet.


It was $249 at Tiger Direct.
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Thx very much for the help Raghu78 & BBond007.
I just ordered The MSI GeForce GTX 760

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=85445&promoid=1258

Its a few bucks more than I wanted to spend But that's Ok.

Thx again for the help. Now I just need a good CPU Liquid cooler & I can setup my comp in my CM HAF XM case.
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post #5 of 10
well the 7950 is faster then the 760 but the 760 has physx effects which is good sometimes in some games so good choice not sure how good msi is for video cards hope there better then there motherboards smile.gif
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OP the HD 7950 is faster and has 3GB VRAM which is recommended for next gen games like BF4. but if you like physx then Nvidia GTX 760 is a good option.
Edited by raghu78 - 9/18/13 at 9:52pm
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OP the HD 7950 is faster and has 3GB VRAM which is recommended for next gen games like BF4. but if you like physx then Nvidia GTX 760 is a good option.

It was a very hard decision for me. The ATI seemed logical due to the fact that i have AMD FX 8320 CPU in this build.

On one hand Tiger was having a sale on XFX Radeon 7950 $169 (after rebate + 3 games) which was an outstanding deal except the reviews of that same card on newegg had numerous people complain about noise level or heat issues.

On the other hand, I think nvidia has better drivers, and I know the 760 uses about 45watt less power and head and noise are an important factor in this build as it goes in my bedroom.

I have not had a resent ATI card, so I don't know about ATI driver quality now, but in the past the drivers could have only been worse if they were written by HP.

I do think you'll like the MSI 760 smile.gif
Edited by bbond007 - 9/19/13 at 4:03am
post #8 of 10
i like my 7950. got it for $180 (rebate came along with a letter from municipal regarding a parking violation redface.gif). faster than my stock 7970 at only 1100/1500.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7021432

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6528670

Still using 13.5 without issues. plays BF3 MP maxed at stock. oh, holding on the bundled 3 games hoping BF4 will be part of it.
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post #9 of 10
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Thx again for the help!
My wife brought it to my attention that I had enough points at NCIX to upgrade to the 4GB 760. So I switched!
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=89591&vpn=N760%20TF%204GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI.
I'm sure that will be more than enough to play the games I do. World of tanks, NFS, and the new BF4 when its released.

Thx all! smile.gif
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Thx again for the help!
My wife brought it to my attention that I had enough points at NCIX to upgrade to the 4GB 760. So I switched!
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=89591&vpn=N760%20TF%204GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI.
I'm sure that will be more than enough to play the games I do. World of tanks, NFS, and the new BF4 when its released.

Thx all! smile.gif

Excellent choice, I also have the gaming 4gb from MSI. I average out 45-60+fps on ultra with no AA on BF3. I'll be grabbing another one this friday to use my 96hz refresh rate for my monitor. I'm quite excited so sli these babys.
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