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March 20, 2013 7:55:01 AM

Over the past few weeks I posted questions on the forum on upgrading my crossfired 2GB Gigabyte 7850's. Well unfortunately my setup has kicked the bucket. One card has died and the second has a rather annoying high-pitched coil whine when the fan hits 40%. I'm over the crossfire setup and dealing with driver issues that caused instability. While I'm waiting for Gigabyte to get back to me on my rma request, I need some help picking a new gpu. Here is what I've been looking at for a single card setup.

1) SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2) SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3) SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7950 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4) SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6) MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB - http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7950-TWIN-FROZR-3GD5/dp/B007...

I play BF3 and Crysis 3 on a 23" Asus monitor in 1920 x 1080. I'm trying to stay under $420. Which card would be the best way to go seeing how I only intend to use one monitor.

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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2013 8:00:35 AM

without a doubt the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB :) 
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a c 123 U Graphics card
March 20, 2013 8:27:31 AM

coil whine is usually caused by power supplies. maybe you should look into that?
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2013 8:28:37 AM

if i may intergect...im worried about why this would happen to 2 cards at the same time? your 2 7850's are relitivly new. did you try troubleshooting the problem?
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March 20, 2013 8:47:12 AM

the best choice is the gigabyte version but as you dont even think about it or you cant find it(somthing like that)totally go for the sapphire the boost version is the best though!
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March 20, 2013 9:07:28 AM

ARICH5 said:
if i may intergect...im worried about why this would happen to 2 cards at the same time? your 2 7850's are relitivly new. did you try troubleshooting the problem?


My idiot roommate decided to use my computer for bitcoin mining. So I'm making his dumbass pay for my graphics card.
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March 20, 2013 9:15:52 AM

swifty_morgan said:
coil whine is usually caused by power supplies. maybe you should look into that?


Yep that the first thing I checked. I the installed the one card that's still alive into my brothers desktop and I got the same noise. If I left up the edge of the windforce frame, the noise almost goes away.
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2013 12:05:10 PM

I wonder if your roommate can buy new video cards with bitcoins?
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a c 123 U Graphics card
April 18, 2013 12:21:06 PM

too bad this went south. but if anybody else reads this...... you can get a 7950 for $269 at the egg right now.
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