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ARGH stuck for choice HD4870????

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January 10, 2009 12:53:54 AM

Im stuck for choice i can either get a an Overclocked Club 3D 4870 512MB ( or an Force3D Freezer 4870 512MB ( The Force3D is meant to run as cool as ermm something very cool lol(is more expensive) but the Club 3D is already overclocked so i cant work out which one to get... Come on which ones better??
January 10, 2009 1:00:15 AM

Id lean towards a regular model with the regular cooler. Blows air out the case, put fan to 35% in CCC it idles at 42 loads at 62 in a warm room. Open the windows, let the cold devon air in, stable at 825 core 1050 mem with 50% fan. Pretty pointless and pretty loud, but with 15 degree ambient air temp they oc loads. 800/1000 stable with 40% fan in a room with the radiator turned up way too high. All this fun with a sapphire 4870 512mb. Id go for the cheapest 1gb you can find. Screw oc'd cards there not worth it.
January 10, 2009 1:05:43 AM

I cant afford the 1gb so your saying gor for the cooler version because il be able to overclock it more thats pretty logical...
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January 10, 2009 2:30:19 AM

Yeah, OCing yourself is reasonably easy and normally effective. I'd go for the better cooler in this case.
January 10, 2009 12:13:19 PM

Anyone have a Force 3D HD4870 i only know about it because someone recommended it on another post and it looks cooooool so anyone got first hand experience with it?