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Will the powercolor hd 7870 ghz edition be overclocked???

http://powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=396

well im not sure if this card can be overclocked.. because im planning to buy this card this february..

pls help me...
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  1. Yes it can be over clocked. You can use amd overdrive or msi afterburner.
  2. Sure, like other HD7870s, it can be overclocked. How much depends on multiple factors.

    What are the specs for the system you intend to install this GPU in to?
  3. my procie is intel core i5 2500.. non k series :(
    ..gskill sniper 8gb 1600mhz cl9..2stick...
    and also... im choosing from this two motherboards...though im not overclocking my cpu..because it cant be oc'd :(
    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1311&CategoryID=1&MenuID=103&LanID=9

    or

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20OC%20Formula/

    my psu.seasonic m2ii 520w.. (doubting if this will be enough)

    hitachi hdd 500gb

    windows 7 ultimate 64...

    what motherboard will be suitable for my build???

    pls help me again..
  4. my procie is intel core i5 2500.. non k series :(
    ..gskill sniper 8gb 1600mhz cl9..2stick...
    and also... im choosing from this two motherboards...though im not overclocking my cpu..because it cant be oc'd :(
    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1311&CategoryID=1&MenuID=103&LanID=9

    or

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20OC%20Formula/

    my psu.seasonic m2ii 520w.. (doubting if this will be enough)

    hitachi hdd 500gb

    windows 7 ultimate 64...

    what motherboard will be suitable for my build???

    pls help me again..
  5. That is a good choice for your PSU and the 520w is definitely enough for a single GPU system. I would recommend the Asrock over the ECS, personally.

    In the end, should be a solid (as in good) system.
  6. ahhhmm.. sir about the motherboard.. soo it means that ecs mobos are not reliable after all??? but i found many great reviews about it...
  7. I concur, in general, ECS does not make the same quality of products as Asrock. I do not recommend ECS mobos (based on past bad experiences).
  8. ow... soo i better get the oc formula instead???
    will my i5 2500 bottleneck my gpu?? and if i oc my gpu how far can i push its memory and core clock??
  9. No, the i5 2500 will not bottleneck the GPU. OCing is system by system dependent. You should be able to push it 10% or more without any issues (just as a rough estimate).
  10. in that case sir.. a 10% more performance .. i will not oc my gpu...maybe a 25% of additional performance will worth for a oc...about the mobo sir..will a asrock z77 motherboard be enough?? because im on a tight budget.. the price difference between oc formula and z77 exterme4 will be added for my gpu..

    for now i have a gigabyte 6850 oc edition.. and im trying to upgrade to a 7870... if a buy a z77 extreme4 i can also buy a 7870.. but for oc formula i cannot buy a 7870..

    how about your opinion sir??

    sory for my bad english..
  11. Best answer
    Your English is fine. Get the Asrock motherboard. You could always use the HD6850 OC for now and upgrade to the HD7870 later.

    I would not recommend the ECS motherboard.
  12. thank a lot sir for helping me!!!
    im going to get a asrock oc formula nxt week!!!
    again.. thank a lot and so many thank for your opinions!!!
  13. Best answer selected by ghemolang.
  14. You are most welcome, my friend. Good luck!
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