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Asus 6870

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Well I'm partial to the XFX reference since my 5850 is the reference PCB and I've had no problems with it thus far.

+1 for the XFX 6870 reference.

PS I also don't like the look of that Asus one.
 
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+1 for the XFX 6870 reference.

PS I also don't like the look of that Asus one.
Yup, ASUS makes quality products though. However, I prefer reference cards though, OEM quality.

I don't think ASUS gets the business concept of "design" from a visual point, their DC is ugly.

Ref cards typically sell for more money used.
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Get the asus, I had some 5850's that used the same type of heatsink, they ran great and cooler than stock.
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I dont see a point in saying "they look ugly?" I rather have something that cools like a beast, and runs nicely. Now my question is, if i spend the money for the asus would i see a nice cooling? I have 7 fans on my antec 900 Idc if the heat gets to the case, i will buy either or, what i am asking for is should i go reference or get a aftermarket cooler...
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DC Asus 6870 Review

love how there is 100 views and only 4 replies.. nice...
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reference card never cooled the best. which is why most companies begin designing their own. however, the perk about owning a reference card is the voltage control. once the card hits the mainstream market for awhile these reference designs go away.

Asus has my vote the DirectCu is a lot quieter from the OEM counterpart so thats an added perk.

Also bear in mind all Asus cards have voltage control OEM or not.
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yep, i read up on that, sounded nice, i ran my old 6870 at a 1000/1250 at stock =] these cards OC nicely, and dont get to hot, i sent it back tho becuz i noticed the cards fan was whining so i got a free Newegg UPS barcode and a refund... yeaaaaa
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The DirectCU will be a lot quieter and cool better, plus you still have voltage control.

As long as you have good case airflow, the heat will be exhaust fairly quickly.
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6x120mm fans and 1 top 200mm fan 2 of which r 2000rpm 75CFM fans, 1 of them will be blowing directly inside of the 6870 so i guess i made my mind, Asus 6870,

i have 2x dual 120mm fans blowing on one another which will be blowing very cold fresh air through my whole entire case,









and for the side i might as well just flip it over and make that as an exhaust fan

+rep for all who replied much love!
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