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Im looknig into buying one of these cards but what im not to sure about is all the diffrent manufactures of them ie Sapphire, HIS, Asus etc looking down the list each one cost more than the next but in the specs there all the same Clock Speeds and Memory Sizes is there any diffrence between the makers or are the just names on the same card ???
     
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Well I'm a real lover of Sapphire, never had one die on me however HIS and ASUS are also good brands, so really out of the three pick whichever one is cheapest.
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Warranties and software packages is pretty much the only difference. The cards are all manufactured by ATI so they should have the same quality.
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc


Thats what im on about there, But as you say there nothing diffrent apart from package and warrenty ?
     
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I'd go for the Sapphire one out of that list, good price and I hear they're easy to deal with if you ever have to RMA
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I'd go for the Sapphire one out of that list, good price and I hear they're easy to deal with if you ever have to RMA
that was the one i was thinking of going for as ive always heard good things about them. Another thing i was wondering is im goin for a Crosiar 620W PSU will this be enough for the card along with the rest of my set up ?? or will i need a larger capacity one ?

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The Corsair 620Watt will power that 2900XT just fine
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that was the one i was thinking of going for as ive always heard good things about them. Another thing i was wondering is im goin for a Crosiar 620W PSU will this be enough for the card along with the rest of my set up ?? or will i need a larger capacity one ?

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Well im in a bit of a twist now ive been reading up on the card a bit more and they all seem to day that the nVidia cards are a lot better price wise :/ and are a lot quiter....some one with this card can you tell me how loud is it ?
     
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Well im in a bit of a twist now ive been reading up on the card a bit more and they all seem to day that the nVidia cards are a lot better price wise :/ and are a lot quiter....some one with this card can you tell me how loud is it ?
don't believe any of the bad performance of the initial reviews. ATi has improved so much over the last month with driver updates. As for noise, it's noiser than the 8800s but in my opinion much better (more bang for your buck) and does not irritate me.

btw: that corsair will be perfect

and go with whichever is the cheapesr card, they're all the same

I would however not get the stalker edition from asus, just because it looks retarded, get the flames!!

good luck
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