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post #31511 of 107732
agree with what was said ^ smile.gif... as for the brand, it depends if you want ref or not smile.gif... if you want the best ports posible, then go lightning or ASUS DC II... if you want ref, then i like sapphire and gigabyte as well (though i havent been a fan of gygabyte non-ref cards for a wile now)

EDIT: HIS are about on the same line as sapphire this gen, but they fluctuate from gen to gen smile.gif
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post #31512 of 107732
Thanks for the info guys!
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post #31513 of 107732
no problem, MSI/ Sapphire Reference cards seem to be the best quality from my experience.

My MSI runs max core clocks at 60c on reference stock.

though its kinda the loudest part of my case ~ 30-35db

on idle its dead silent lol

for some reason, my gpu likes to run max clocks at 30% fan speed which is ~ 20DB .... but it gets ~ 74c which I don't like, even if its safe.

The rear exhaust makes it worth while.
Edited by kyismaster - 11/7/12 at 6:36pm
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post #31514 of 107732
np... just glad we could help smile.gif
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post #31515 of 107732
7970>670. Grab three 7970s and three 1440 monitors and call it a day biggrin.gif
post #31516 of 107732
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7970>670. Grab three 7970s and three 1440 monitors and call it a day biggrin.gif

lol... im on my way there, i just dont haven enough room on my desk fro the monitors tongue.gif
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post #31517 of 107732
My Sapphire 7970 is still languishing somewhere in Taiwan for a coil whine RMA. frown.gif There's a nice shiny Heatkiller block waiting for it when it returns.
post #31518 of 107732
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My Sapphire 7970 is still languishing somewhere in Taiwan for a coil whine RMA. frown.gif There's a nice shiny Heatkiller block waiting for it when it returns.

It's the gods punishment for giving into temptation and buying one wink.gif
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post #31519 of 107732
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My Sapphire 7970 is still languishing somewhere in Taiwan for a coil whine RMA. frown.gif There's a nice shiny Heatkiller block waiting for it when it returns.

You RMA'd for that? My 680 whines like a little girl when I fold with it. I just ignore it like parents these days.
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post #31520 of 107732
Hmmm....I thought Canadians shipped their stuff to company's N. American site. I would think sapphire would have a site in Silicone Valley at least. Why the rma all the way to their manufacturing site confused.gif
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