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Ok I want another 3870 to save me some cash for a new LCD monitor. Well my local best buy has about 10+ 3870s for $129.00 and there where to versions. What version should I get?

Here are pics of the cards.

This one.



Or this one.

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if you can get the double slot cooler then i cant think of any reason why you wouldnt.
    
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post #3 of 15
I'm assuming the top one is the Powercolor GDDR3 one

If so, the bottom one is better due to it having GDDR4
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No no that was the only pic I could find. They both are GDDR4 at the store. One has the Zalman cooler and one has the Visiontek cooler.
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post #5 of 15
For cooling, go with the bottom, the 2 slot cooler, will either intake cool air, or release hot air, while the single slot will just stir up airflow/not have any other benefit to your system.

Could be wrong though.
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post #6 of 15
I personally would go for the bottom one, cooling is paramount with GPU's just like CPU's.
 
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post #7 of 15
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Well my buddy has the Zalman edition and he said it was better. So I just want the best one you know?
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
Well my buddy has the Zalman edition and he said it was better. So I just want the best one you know?
the bottom is better i owned that card and the cooling is real nice.
    
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post #9 of 15
Bottoms on top =P
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post #10 of 15
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Hmm ok well thats good to hear saying thats the one I bought. He said somthing about "over heating" with the version i got tho.
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