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

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October 25, 2013 1:42:51 PM

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-Ex...

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX787...

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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October 25, 2013 1:51:49 PM

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.
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October 25, 2013 1:57:53 PM

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-R7...


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?

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a c 1369 U Graphics card
October 25, 2013 2:01:35 PM

All good brands so really cant go wrong with any of them.
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October 25, 2013 3:22:22 PM

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-R7...


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.
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October 25, 2013 5:51:22 PM

Bought the first choice! Sapphire HD 7870 OC 2GB.
Looking forward to receiving it!!
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