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xfx radeon 7970 ghz vs Gigabyte 7970 3GB AMD Radeon

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August 30, 2013 6:42:34 AM

So im looking at getting a new graphics card and i think i will buy a 7970 but which is better?
Gigabyte 7970 3GB AMD Radeon
XFX Radeon HD 7970 DD Edition 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

System specs:
M5A97
AMD FX 8350
8gb corsair dominator 1866ghz
GTX 650 ti
1tb hard drive 7200rpm
24x cd dvd drive
500 watt cooler master power supply...

I gave all my known system infomation because i would like advice on all components if possible :) 
i like Corsair CMD16GX3M2A1600C9 Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 Enthusiast Desktop Memory Kit

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August 30, 2013 6:50:42 AM
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I'd say the Gigabyte, the XFX DD cooler is not one of the best-my 7950 DD gets quite 'noticeable' under load.
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August 30, 2013 6:54:06 AM

I couldn't give any opinion on the Gigabyte one, but having owned a 7950 (with the same DD cooler), I'd say steer clear of those XFX ones. The cooler is like a jet engine taking off.

People said that the reference coolers on the 760s were loud, but after getting them, they're like a gentle whisper in the ear compared to the XFX cooler. It really is just so freaking loud.

Video showing noise of XFX cooler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-NKxmO5dkQ
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