From the reviews it seems the Sapphire fans don't make as much noise as the XFX. The only thing I like about the XFX is they have a lifetime warrant compared to 2yrs on the Sapphire.
So there's my options. Hopefully some of you with more graphic knowledge can help me in making a good decision. Also if you think there might be a better card then the 6850 for the money by all means let me know. Just heard when you OC the 6850 its about the best bang for the buck. (Looking to keep the price in the $150-$200 range.
Well usually within 2 years the card is outdated and you'll get a new one anyway so the Lifetime warranty ain't a big deal.
Are you sure your not going to be bottlenecking any card you put into your system?If it's 7yrs old.
Do you have a suffient enough power supply?
That's a very valid point Purple. Kind of a selling point for people that don't really think of it like that. Kind of like me lol. As for the
outdated comp I should have said that this is based on a new build I'm putting together. I'd wait a few months for the Sandy but we have a child due bout the time the Sandy's will be fixed and ready so this is kind of a "Buy while you can" build :0)
Here's that build if you have any comments on that as well. Thanks for your help btw. Kinda new to builds. Last one I did was bout 7 years ago. I'm running on a P4 2.8 OCD to 3.1. They don't even make cards for the board in my comp lol. Thanks again.
According to me Go fo Gigabyte the are the reliable of all with better reliability in cooling while overclocking as you will be overclocking too.. and their products are much reliable than XFX and sapphire.. for Gigabyte i m sure you will definitely agree with me .. buy it and overclock it as much as you can no problem at all.. and it will b giving awesome prformance in terms of overclocking ..
I've have Sapphire and XFX gpu's and have never tried a Giggy card.
Sapphire is fine but if you're like me and want to mess about with your gpu XFX is the way to go.
You can do anything you want to an XFX card and not void the warranty.
Thanks for all the hands on advice !!! Hit the Submit button late last night so I didn't miss out on bout $40 in rebates. Now it's time to wait a few days and try to undertake the building process. Glad this comp will still be running while I do it. Won't be left completely in the dark with no "How to build" References lol.