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post #1 of 21
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hi all!

just sold my good ol GTX295 to get a new 6870 "for reasons..please don't ask why"

now all left is to think about which brand to pick

a NON-reference GPU is a must for maximum cooling without voiding the warranty because the temp is the most important thing, after all I need something to rely on every day even on hot summer without AC which is mainly the reason why I sold my GTX295 band.gif

tweaking is an option I may need some extra fps when it's cold out there band.gif

POWER CONSUMPTION mustn't exceed the 250w at load otherwise the purpose of all this is killed frown.gif

my fave cards right now:

ASUS DirectCU....cool temps and cool looking card and most of all it's asus the most trusted brand of all time during my PC life!

Giabyte Windforce x3....I've had good experience with this brand from motherboard, GPU (GTX295) and PSU too, but for some reason I don't like the look of it, still a good choice smile.gif

please don't tell me to pick the Twin Frozr II as I lost my trust and respect to MSI after the old 9500GS mad.gif

any other suggestion is appreciated guys smile.gif
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post #2 of 21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=+6870&x=10&y=26

heres the list smile.gif i would go with the gigabyte or msi
post #3 of 21
What's wrong with the Twin Frozr 2 design? It's probably the best non-reference cooler available.

Alternatively you could buy a reference 6870 and attach an AcceleroXtreme+ for even better temps. It might cost you some though.
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XFX ! I do like evga but they do not make this card ( as far as i know)biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 21
MSI TFII or Gigabyte R687OC
post #6 of 21
MSI Twin Frozr/Hawk or Sapphire Toxic are great choices (the Sapphire is a better overclocker than others). The Gigabyte ones may not have voltage tweaking support and the ASUS one isn't as great as the DirectCU II line so not really worth it. The XFX BE wouldn't be bad either since they should also overclock better than regular cards.

Personally I would get the Sapphire or MSI though.
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post #7 of 21
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not sure if TwinFrozr II is a good choice I've had a MSI gpu before and it was BAD!! anyone had MSI card? if it has this kind of good reputation I might consider it!
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post #8 of 21
Probably a rare occurring. In recent years, their quality has improved A LOT.

Most people really like them.

MSI TFII gets my vote.

If you really want to take the best 6870 you can get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127560&cm_re=6870_hawk-_-14-127-560-_-Product

too bad it is OOS frown.gif
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not sure if TwinFrozr II is a good choice I've had a MSI gpu before and it was BAD!! anyone had MSI card? if it has this kind of good reputation I might consider it!

If the price is similar go for the Sapphire 6870 Toxic, they do 1Ghz on stock volts (not easy for most 6870s) and are very cool and quiet. The MSI card won't overclock as well but is a bit cooler while generating the same amount of noise. I would get the better overclocker. smile.gif
    
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post #10 of 21
I am very happy with my gigabyte windforce. Sure it doesnt look that great, but the 3 fans keep it very cool, not to mention quiet(compared to my old jet engine 8800gt). Never goes past 62c.

Though the downside is it has no voltage control, so you will be a bit stuck with OCing. Still can get a decent oc with stock voltage though.
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