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Ok, so my birthday is tomorrow(21st!) and my parents said that I can get a video card. I'm choosing between the MSI which looks to be the reference cooler for $155 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127315
or the Sapphire Toxic for $160 after rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102732

I'm pritty sure I want the Sapphire seeing as how this would be my 4th and have not had a SINGLE problem yet. Plus it comes with 3D06, the black box, Portal and TF2(which I want now) and then power dvd and dvd suite. I'm going to order it in a couple of hours so it can get here tomorrow.

Just want to make my decision more concrete I guess, lol.
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post #2 of 12
Happy Birthday. SAPPHIRE gets my vote over MSI.
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Sapphire card. Better cooler+free software=win. You could hold out for the 4800 series as well... but let's not fill your head with ideas.
    
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Sapphire for sure.
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you'll enjoy the 3870, when i had CF x1950pro's my 3dmark06 topped out at 8400, but i break 10k on suicide runs now
    
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Originally Posted by upstartof77 View Post
Sapphire card. Better cooler+free software=win. You could hold out for the 4800 series as well... but let's not fill your head with ideas.
I thought about waiting, but then I'd always be waiting, cause I'd be waiting for the price drops, lol.

Glad to hear about it topping my current card in crossfire too

Looks like I shall be putting the order in
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post #7 of 12
I agree Sapphire all the way...these things ROCK!!
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Dont get the MSI one. Its a pos. You can read about my MSI 3870 here.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/329913-im-heated.html
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You cant blame a company for that chris... That card was probably never touched by a human... just a bad one out of the batch.. You cant judge a massive company that produces well over 50 different graphics cards for ONE screw up.. That sucks for you but I know lots of people that are just as happy with msi as they are with evga..

I would go with the msi.. Toxic looks sick too.. Support from msi is pretty good imo.. They treated me well.

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Quote:
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You cant blame a company for that chris... That card was probably never touched by a human... just a bad one out of the batch.. You cant judge a massive company that produces well over 50 different graphics cards for ONE screw up.. That sucks for you but I know lots of people that are just as happy with msi as they are with evga..

I would go with the msi.. Toxic looks sick too.. Support from msi is pretty good imo.. They treated me well.

Rob
It was touched by humans. It had to be looked at during RMA and then put back in a 7300gs box . They shouldn't have even sent me that card back from RMA.
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