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  • 59% (22)
    Sapphire
  • 18% (7)
    Diamond
  • 21% (8)
    Other please post.
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post #1 of 53
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Ok so I want to get a 3870 from newegg and I found the 2 im most interested in. Ok here are the links,

This.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103050

or

this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102713

Im only interested in the refrence designs of the card are the one is posted both the same? So those 2 are the ones I like.
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post #2 of 53
Sapphire is an excellent brand but bad support.
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post #3 of 53
wow diamond is a LOT cheaper. I would get it. Another one to consider is maybe visiontek, they have lifetime warranty, not that it's really needed, since like Sapphire covers cards for I believe 3 years.
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post #4 of 53
The diamond card looks like this. I thought Sapphire discontinued that heatsink design as well, chances are you will receive a single slot sapphire.

I wanted a reference design when i purchased my second card, but everyone i know and from reviews. Most of the pictures are wrong, i think most manufactures stopped using the reference design heatsinks.

If you get the sapphire, don't be surprised if it doesn't look like the picture

BTW, thats the diamond i ordered from newegg.
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post #5 of 53
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newegg has 3 sapphire cards. 1 is the big red one and the second is a blue single slot and the third is a toxic edition.
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post #6 of 53
Neither, i go for the 8800GT.
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I dont want a 8800gt. The game I play has issues with that card.
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post #8 of 53
The MSI HD3870 is slightly overclocked but is a great card. I'm a proud owner!
post #9 of 53
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
newegg has 3 sapphire cards. 1 is the big red one and the second is a blue single slot and the third is a toxic edition.
I know, from my knowledge sapphire stopped making that one and began the blue PCB model as a replacement.

I'm not saying you won't receive one like it lists in the picture. I would order it, and if its wrong, tell newegg to refund your money because the model numbers are different from what you ordered.
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post #10 of 53
I'd personally put my vote towards the HIS IceQ3 version. That's the card I had ordered once already but had to cancel . That's where my vote goes . Sapphire is also another really great ATI brand....but the HIS has a better stock cooler.
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