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Sapphire HD 7870 or XFX HD 7870 each $160 on Amazon. Which one and why? Buying really soon!

Hi all,

As the title says, which one should I buy and why?
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100354OC-2L/dp/B00A2J4ROE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1382733073&sr=8-5&keywords=hd+7870

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX787ACDFC-FX-787A-CDFC/dp/B007MJGMYA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382733073&sr=8-2&keywords=hd+7870

Any thoughts on a used GTX 570? Any other suggestions? Please be detailed. Don't just say one over the other without any reasons.

Budget < $200:
My use: Photo Editing using Nikon Capture NX2, Video Editing using PowerDirector 12.
I may get involved in gaming in the future. Not much of a PC gamer now.


My system:
i7-4770k on ASUS Z87 Gryphon powered by Seasonic 550W Gold Series PSU
sitting inside Fractal Design Define Mini. I also have 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
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    The Sapphire has less starting price before rebate. Both brands is good so I normally would select on price. The XFX does though have a lifetime warranty if registered with in 30days which would sway me their way.
    My thoughts on GTX570 is getting old and power hungry for its performance.
  2. if you're willing to go over budget by ~10 dollars you can get a 7950 (comes with 3 free games)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7950-3GD5/dp/B00CRNRSLW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382734303&sr=8-3&keywords=radeon+7950
  3. Directly Inverse said:
    if you're willing to go over budget by ~10 dollars you can get a 7950 (comes with 3 free games)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7950-3GD5/dp/B00CRNRSLW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382734303&sr=8-3&keywords=radeon+7950


    Good feedback guys. I may consider 7950 as well. But MSI vs. Sapphire vs. XFX, etc.? I cannot decide. I am leaning toward Sapphire based on Reviews. What are your thoughts?
  4. All good brands so really cant go wrong with any of them.
  5. murchak said:
    Directly Inverse said:
    if you're willing to go over budget by ~10 dollars you can get a 7950 (comes with 3 free games)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-OC-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7950-3GD5/dp/B00CRNRSLW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382734303&sr=8-3&keywords=radeon+7950


    Good feedback guys. I may consider 7950 as well. But MSI vs. Sapphire vs. XFX, etc.? I cannot decide. I am leaning toward Sapphire based on Reviews. What are your thoughts?



    REally they are mostly the same card with whatever brands aftermarket cooling or their factory design.
  6. Bought the first choice! Sapphire HD 7870 OC 2GB.
    Looking forward to receiving it!!
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