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  • 59% (22)
    Sapphire
  • 18% (7)
    Diamond
  • 21% (8)
    Other please post.
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post #11 of 53
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Well I dont want to rma anything, I have been without a PC for awhile now and I cant wait any longer. Should I ask before I order it? Do you think they would know?
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Well I dont want to rma anything, I have been without a PC for awhile now and I cant wait any longer. Should I ask before I order it? Do you think they would know?
I tried that when i was looking for a reference card. They told me that i could return it if it wasn't correct. She said that they have too many warehouses to guarantee what will be shipped. The Diamond card does have a better heatsink though..
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post #13 of 53
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I tried that when i was looking for a reference card. They told me that i could return it if it wasn't correct. She said that they have too many warehouses to guarantee what will be shipped. The Diamond card does have a better heatsink though..
I was under the impression they were both the reference cooler.
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I was under the impression they were both the reference cooler.
Me to. Now im all confused
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post #16 of 53
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Great card.

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Originally Posted by Newegg reviewer of the MSI HD3870
Other Thoughts: i have two, i love them. sometimes ill just sit there and look at them for 10-20 minutes thinking about how lucky i am for them to be by my side. im not kidding either.....
post #17 of 53
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Is the MSI one like the picture? And how is MSI for video cards? I hate there mobos.
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post #18 of 53
wow that's even cheaper .... yeah all the MSI's I have seen are all using that PCB/HSF stock reference cooler.

They irobot sunny looking robot on their stuff just freaks me out

I don't care too much for the Sapphire lady either, but she's long gone as I now have my waterblock on it.
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post #19 of 53
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
I was under the impression they were both the reference cooler.
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Me to. Now im all confused
Look at the reviews, i ordered my diamond card about two weeks ago and this is the one i got. I was hoping for a reference card also, since i already have a sapphire. But they still look great together

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/DSCF2383.jpg

I'm not sure if they have changed their heatsink too, but assuming they haven't. Then i would go with it.
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post #20 of 53
I'd go with Sapphire, all my ATI cards have been Sapphires and I have no regrets, that's a 7500LE, 9550, 9700Pro, X1300Pro, X1600Pro and X1800GTO and I've never had a card die on me or even artifact once even after voltmods and some serious overclocking.
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