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so im upgrading my video card to a 6850, im not sure which brand to choose from. i was thinking of Gigabyte because of there twin cooler, but the core clock and other settings are slightly lower than others. and also which will be a good psu tat will be able to run 2 of those cards? i want corsair brand because of their warranty. Thanks
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post #2 of 21
xfx is pretty amazing in general
 
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post #3 of 21
Sapphire and a TX650 will be fine.
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post #4 of 21
Any brand but XFX.
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post #5 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowman1989 View Post
Any brand but XFX.
why not xfx? overheating issue?
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post #6 of 21
definately recommend HIS...2nd pair of crossfired cards i've owned from them and have been happy with both choices...i run 2 6850's in CF...they peak @ 72*C with a core overclock of +75...HIS is a reputable manufacturer that pride themselves on quieter/cooler/cheaper...which is pretty close, but theres nothing quiet about a 6850 fan lol

PS: HIS 6850 on newegg: 165$
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by amd+ati View Post
why not xfx? overheating issue?
Terrible customer support and warranty.
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ASUS Direct CU is the one you want.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...850_Direct_Cu/
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post #9 of 21
Avoid XFX at all costs. Their warranty is an absolute JOKE. And if you get unlucky and get a non-reference card....well I'm sorry for you.

Otherwise, any other brand is good.

PSU wise, anything 550-650w would be more than plenty for two 6850's. I'd grab the Seasonic X 650 if you could. Otherwise (on the cheaper end), the Antec TruePower New 650, Neo ECO 620, or the Earthwatts 650 will all work just fine. Or even the TPN550 should be enough. This assuming you're going Crossfire of course. 400w would be plenty for a single card.
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post #10 of 21
I love my XFX version.Haven't ran into any real warranty issues..Then again my card wasnt DOA and has never died.
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