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Best/Most Reliable Graphics Card Brand for Radeon HD 7850/7870

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June 24, 2013 5:42:28 AM

Hi, I have a couple of questions about which graphics card brand to choose for my build.
1. What is the difference between these 2 7850's?
XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card and XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card. Is it just the fans?
2. Which brand is the most reliable/best quality? XFX, Sapphire, or MSI?
3. Of the graphics cards linked above which would be the best? Or should I go with this XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card, the GHz edition of it, or the Sapphire Version?
4. Is the GHz Edition worth it?

Thanks and feel free to comment on the build linked at the top.
June 24, 2013 6:05:58 AM

As far as the build at the top of the page, Newegg has a i5-4670 and a Z87 for $329, much faster and more efficient than the FX and cheaper too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

They had one with a MSI Z87 G45 for even less, but it sold out ( I bought one). This one will sell out fast too.

I prefer XFX for the lifetime warranty.
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June 24, 2013 9:13:44 AM

Keep in mind Sapphire only has 2yr warranty, vs lifetime transferrable warranty. You get what you pay for.

If you plan to upgrade it within 2 yrs, that's cool, but it sure makes it easier to sell your used card when it has a lifetime warranty vs. no warranty at all.

Just something to think about, the choice is yours and yours alone.
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December 14, 2013 2:54:17 AM

steelteal said:
Hi, I have a couple of questions about which graphics card brand to choose for my build.
1. What is the difference between these 2 7850's?
XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card and XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card. Is it just the fans?
2. Which brand is the most reliable/best quality? XFX, Sapphire, or MSI?
3. Of the graphics cards linked above which would be the best? Or should I go with this XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card, the GHz edition of it, or the Sapphire Version?
4. Is the GHz Edition worth it?

Thanks and feel free to comment on the build linked at the top.


in the past on my own experiences. Sapphires run hotter. I used to have to open case up and flow a fan on it. I would go with the other. Right now I'm n the same boaty you are. I have been using same video card for the last 7 years. I paid 350 bux for mine and its been great. but now its time to upgrade. mine was a hd3850 ati radeon diamond.
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