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Is there any difference in build quality between Diamond and Sapphire?

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I'm looking to get an Radeon HD 3450 to run in crossfire mode with my 780G chipset. The only graphics intensive app I'm running is COD4, and it's playable with the IGP, but I'd just like to bump it up a bit. I'm also not really in the mood to spend more than $100 on a GPU right now. Also since I get to make use of my 780G with the 3450, I feel like I'm getting more bang for the buck.

So my two options are:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=3450PE512SB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...31&Tpk=100234L

I'm in Vancouver, and I can get the Sapphire for $65.08 shipped or the Diamond for $52.79 (after $20 MIR). I would get the Diamond because it has a fan and it's cheaper, but I also read somewhere that Diamond products are kind of shoddy.

Please advise me overclock.net. Thank you very much.

Sorry for double post... how do I delete a topic?
post #2 of 4
I think there is difference maybe in the accessories and the build quality is the same ( I think) .
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There shouldn't be. I only get the cheapest all the time and they're on par. What differss, as crowncobra said, is the accesories, cables and other more or less useless things you get in the box.
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Diamond has always been high quality for me, the last 4 cards I bought were Diamond. Three have lasted 7+ years. This one I just bought, but so far is working great.
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