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Radeon HD 5970 - Which one? HELP

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September 22, 2010 11:55:38 PM

Hey, I am asking you guys what you think the best brand is for the HD 5970? There are many to choose from, and I just don't know which provides the most reliability/customer service/performance.

These are the ones I'm looking at from Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any input from experience with any of those cards or reviews or anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance =)

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September 23, 2010 10:29:33 AM

Go for the cheapest, they are all clocked the same and so will perform the same as each other.
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September 23, 2010 11:00:03 AM

^^ Very True. With reference cards you don't get much difference. Go for the cheapest one.
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September 23, 2010 11:15:53 AM

Indeed, the other thing i'd say to look out for is perhaps the vendor and their reputation with RMA. If a very reliable vendor is selling a card at $20 over a lesser known vendor, i'd always give that for peace of mind.
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September 23, 2010 11:21:43 AM

If you are not anxious about price then get xfx one.
secondarily, SAPPHIRE.

BTW, you are very lucky guy that you are soon going to get a 5970...I am green now :heink: 
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September 23, 2010 11:22:05 AM

One of them has 3 years warranty, the other 2 have 2 years and 1 has lifetime... For this card you might want to consider that... Also as a personal preference I recommend ASUS... But that doesn't have the lifetime warranty :p 
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September 23, 2010 11:23:45 AM

noble said:
One of them has 3 years warranty, the other 2 have 2 years and 1 has lifetime... For this card you might want to consider that... Also as a personal preference I recommend ASUS... But that doesn't have the lifetime warranty :p 

Yes, but
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September 23, 2010 1:33:30 PM

For the money spent...Go for XFX. XFX warranty will be handy specially if dealing with such an expensive investment.
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September 23, 2010 3:53:01 PM

Thank you all for the replies =).

And ya I was leaning towards the XFX just because I think its worth spending that little extra cash for that awesome warranty. Thanks again, you all were very helpful I appreciate it.

Best of luck to all!
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September 23, 2010 4:20:15 PM

will you gift me your card???? Oh PLEASE

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September 23, 2010 5:12:36 PM

Why not dual 5870's for the same price of a single 5970? Or wait a few weeks for the 6770 to launch and get 2 of those? Just a thought =)
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September 23, 2010 7:53:28 PM

Basically I would rather just have one card than two, and I think it's still cheaper getting one 5970 than 2 5870's. And I won't be buying everything for a couple of weeks, so waiting for a new release is still an option as well. I haven't heard anything about the 6000 series....are they supposed to be coming out soon and are they going to be a significant upgrade from the 5870/5970 cards?

Thanks again =)
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September 23, 2010 8:39:09 PM

I was just trying to get you the best bang for your $$, dual 5870's is significantly faster than a single 5970 at pretty much the same price give or take.

The 6770 is rumored to be in the 5850 arena as far as performance goes, so if you can wait a few more weeks you will have better options/prices to choose from.

On the other hand, here is a ridiculous deal on a HIS 5970 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

519.99$ (MIR)

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September 23, 2010 8:43:46 PM

XFX if worth it even when buying eBay fodder and it is the only trouble free rma that I have had thus far..
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September 24, 2010 9:50:50 AM

I originally went for the Asus becasue it has extra holes for cooling but I ended up getting the sapphire 5970 and its awesome! with a good case with cooling it flies!!! AVP max res, max settings and max DX11 settings 8xAA 16AF! youl love it!

but as others are saying they are all the same really! all same parts just different labels!

How much have you been quoted??
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October 4, 2010 12:06:30 AM

Best answer selected by hobbit33.
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October 4, 2010 4:49:14 AM

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