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sapphire r9 GPU comparisons. need help before i make the purchase

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July 22, 2014 10:33:18 AM

alright so im torn between a few different GPU's and need help deciding which i should get.

SAPPHIRE DUAL-X R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC WITH BOOST

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X OC 2GB

SAPPHIRE TOXIC R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 WITH BOOST



CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card ?????????????????????????????
Case Raidmax ATX-402WB ATX Mid Tower Case OR Cougar Souluton AF/2
Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
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July 22, 2014 10:37:41 AM

The Dual-X is the value card. The Vapor-X & Toxic are premium cards.

The Toxic is probably the best one with that massive cooler, similar to the big daddy Tri-X.
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July 22, 2014 10:38:53 AM

Can you link to each of the GPUs store page that you're buying them from?

In all honesty the difference between all of them is going to be very little, they're all just the same graphics card but slightly overclocked or with a slightly different cooler/colour scheme.

I believe the Toxic is the best though, it's got a triple fan cooler and IIRC the Toxic series is just Sapphire's slightly better cooled GPUs.

But what price are they all? The toxic isn't worth going for if it's lots more expensive.
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July 22, 2014 10:51:52 AM

Just get the best performing for your budget. Shouldn't even be an issue.
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July 22, 2014 11:33:56 AM

i can get the vapor and the dual x for about $180 to $200 depending on the site being either ebay, newegg or amazon but the only way to afford the toxic would be if i got it used from a bit coin or litecoin miner off amazon or ebay
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July 22, 2014 11:36:27 AM

Just go for the Vapor card then, you really don't want to buy a card that has been used for mining as mining involves the card being at %100 load 24/7 for probably multiple years, so the card will be VERY worn out and won't last long.
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July 22, 2014 11:38:08 AM

now another question and not saying il get a used one but when they are used for bitcoin or litecoin does that affect them any? i mean are they still the same forgames or are the just crap afterwards?
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July 22, 2014 11:38:52 AM

DribbleJerp said:
i can get the vapor and the dual x for about $180 to $200 depending on the site being either ebay, newegg or amazon but the only way to afford the toxic would be if i got it used from a bit coin or litecoin miner off amazon or ebay


In that case i wouldn't get it 2nd hand, especially as it will have been used constantly.

The Vapor-X is very good, i owned one in the 5000 series. Still have it as a backup card.

If your happy to spend the extra, get the Vapor-X.

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July 22, 2014 11:49:05 AM

Well the cards are nearly identical. Just get the cheaper one from a dependable vendor (smoother returns/exchanges). Don't bother getting the slightly better toxic (which is actually quite long and doesnt fit in some cases) used and miss out on a warranty. If you are going to go the used route, you might as well go for the 280x which you can get for around $200.
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July 24, 2014 4:44:01 PM

i think ill fork out the cash and get the vapor x since me and my buddy are making the same pc now. its a good card and with my setup it will work and perform really nicely. so ill get it new also.
and yeah i checked and the case i decided on is 4mm to short for the toxic anyway lol haha
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