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XFX vs Sapphire vs Powercolor 6970

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February 12, 2011 12:47:42 PM

XFX $280 - $20 Rebate :http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57630&promoi...

Sapphire $299: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57689&vpn=21...

Powercolor $270 -$20 rebate: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57619&promoid=1146

I'm going to unlock to a 6970 so I need a 2gb. Which ones are better? I know they're the same card, but the brand? Can anyone point me to a good one or maybe on a cheaper website? P.S. I live in Canada.
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February 12, 2011 1:02:09 PM

XFX and Sapphire are the top two brands, with XFX being my preferred brand. In reviewing Newegg.ca, they have this Sapphire cheaper ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ), which you can use NCIX's price matching to equal or get from Newegg.ca. If not, stick with the XFX model.
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February 12, 2011 1:06:14 PM

I'm going to try to pricematch the Sapphire then.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 12:56:09 PM

Good card!! You'll be happy with it :D 
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February 13, 2011 12:58:11 PM

I hope so!
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February 18, 2011 11:15:10 PM

I got the card, unlocked the shaders, then overclocked the core to 915Mhz and the memory to 1370Mhz on 1170mV with Afterburner. Great card! I thought I might miss PhysX from my 460, but Fluidmark seemed to run fine (probably software PhysX). Good buy for me, thanks! I have two 64gb Crucial C300 Sata 6gb/s coming tomorrow. Going to try RAID 0!
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February 18, 2011 11:21:12 PM

Great to hear!!

Good luck on the RAID0 setup with the C300's :) 
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February 18, 2011 11:36:36 PM

Thanks! I'll post my speeds once I get Windows 7 & Sandra running!
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February 19, 2011 10:59:21 AM

I did, the day it came.
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