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Building a low budget gaming PC next week and can't decide whether I should get the HIS HD6870 @ $229.00 or if it would be worth the extra $30 getting the MSi HD6870 Hawk

Not oc'ing the card, so is that custom cooler worth it with the MSi?

I mean I know it's only $30, but still I could buy some new jeans with $30 rofl.
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Newegg has the 6870 Hawk for $239 with a $25 MIR Link

Sapphire 6870 Link $209 with a $20 MIR

HIS 6870 $204, $20 MIR Link
Edited by XenoIRC - 3/17/11 at 9:37am
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Newegg has the 6870 Hawk for $239 with a $25 MIR Link

Sapphire 6870 Link $209 with a $20 MIR

HIS 6870 $204, $20 MIR Link
Sorry should've been a little more clear, my pricing is in australian dollars. and the site i'm buying from HIS is $229 while all other brands are $259, just like to know if the msi cooler is worth that extra $30.
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post #4 of 10
The Hawk card has a factory OC on it, 930mhz vs standard 900mhz.
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The Hawk card has a factory OC on it, 930mhz vs standard 900mhz.
Ah, so it does. thanks for the help, I guess the $30 is worth it. i'll get it. lol
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post #6 of 10
1gb 6950's are virtually the same price as high end 6870s. And they already have non reference heatpipe coolers for the most part.
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post #7 of 10
The Twin Frozr II cooler makes it worth the money even if it wasnt overclocked.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by dragneel View Post
Building a low budget gaming PC next week and can't decide whether I should get the HIS HD6870 @ $229.00 or if it would be worth the extra $30 getting the MSi HD6870 Hawk

Not oc'ing the card, so is that custom cooler worth it with the MSi?

I mean I know it's only $30, but still I could buy some new jeans with $30 rofl.
MSI Twin Frozr II or Hawk in my opinion to answer your post question. Great cards with military spec capacitors. It will last longer than you'd like after your ready to upgrade someday. LOL.
     
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how about gigabyte GV-R687SO-1GD?
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post #10 of 10
I would go for the HIS, especially if you don't plan to OC. The extra 30mhz you will get from the hawk might add up to 1-2fps in games. Also to put it in some perspective, for an extra $30 over the hawk you could get a 1gb 6950, and that's much better than a 6870.
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