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post #11 of 21
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Oh nice, I missed that

Visiontek sounds like a good choice.
I agree.......didn't know it was lifetime. That's nice Warranties for volt-modding?
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post #12 of 21
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I agree.......didn't know it was lifetime. That's nice Warranties for volt-modding?
Lol, that would be an interesting RMA ticket.

"So whats wrong with the card?"
"Uh...well there was this soldering iron, right?..."
    
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I usually go with the cheapest, but I'd recommend visiontek (lifetime warranty) or sapphire
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I'll probably go with Visiontek as I had planned. So far I'm impressed with my lonely 3870 from them, so probably a good idea giving it friends from the same place.
    
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post #15 of 21
The asus one is not worth it IMHO. It's not really a reference design, so for example, the EK Block or similar won't work for it in case if you decide to water cool later on.

Tri fire really works! I've noticed quite a big FPS increase by just adding the hd3870. The BEST $600 setup I've ever had.
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post #16 of 21
neg on the sapphire.
I love the card but cust. serv. sucks
    
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I have the VisionTek one your gonna need rivatuner to adjust fan and mhz.
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I have the VisionTek one your gonna need rivatuner to adjust fan and mhz.
Meaning that you had to down-clock yours AND crank the fan up? Man that sucks.......could it be to poor case airflow?
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post #19 of 21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814241070

That GEcube is The Cheapest after the 40.00 Rebate, im not sure but all of the 3870x2 look like they have a similar cooler so they must perform about the same.. Then Again you could use the 40.00 Bucks from the mail in rebate to buy an nice Aftermaket cooler for the 3870 x2
    
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post #20 of 21
I'd Stick with a trusted brand like Sapphire, they are good with help, RMAs, and packaging. When I look to ATi, I look to Sapphire.
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