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Sapphire r9 270 dual x oc or the asus r9 270 direct oc card?

As the headline states I'm unsure which to go for. Both cost around the same, many people say sapphire is the preferred brand for amd cpu but the asus gets great reviews. Please don't try convince me to go for a 270x, I may in the near future look at crossfire so the single 6 pin connector is a draw. Thanks in advance guys. Love this forum such a great source for info.
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  1. Sorry forgot to give pc details.

    Antec nine hundred
    Gigabyte 970a-ds3p
    Amd 6300 zalman cnps7000c
    Cit gold 550w
    2x 4gb corsair value ram
    Hitachi 120gb ssd
  2. Sorry forgot to give pc details.

    Antec nine hundred
    Gigabyte 970a-ds3p
    Amd 6300 zalman cnps7000c
    Cit gold 550w
    2x 4gb corsair value ram
    Hitachi 120gb ssd
  3. Hi, get the Dual X 270, they overclock a lot better and already has better out of the box performance. The PSU you currently have is not good, I recommend a corsair VS500 or CX500
  4. Thanks for your reply, may I ask what's so bad about my psu? I realise its old but surely it provides the power?
  5. zuki831 said:
    Thanks for your reply, may I ask what's so bad about my psu? I realise its old but surely it provides the power?


    It's not a reliable brand, post the amperage on the 12v rails please
  6. zuki831 said:


    That power supply can only deliver a maximum of 384 watts on it's 12v rails which should be used to power nearly everything in your build which will definitely not be enough. Pickup up a Corsair CX430 or CX500 and don't look back
  7. Roxas_Boy said:
    zuki831 said:


    That power supply can only deliver a maximum of 384 watts on it's 12v rails which should be used to power nearly everything in your build which will definitely not be enough. Pickup up a Corsair CX430 or CX500 and don't look back


    This, I'd try and go for a XFX 550W PSU.
  8. So do people agree with the sapphire as only real choice?
  9. Best answer
    They're both good, but the sapphire one has a better cooling system allowing for higher overclocks. Personal preference would be Sapphire but ultimately it's your choice
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