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Which of these AMD Radeon HD 6850's should I use in my build?

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February 20, 2011 7:00:48 PM

I'm making this thread to ask which 6850 I should use for my build.

SPECS:

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 912
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (Computer Cases - ATX Form)-_-Cooler Master-_-11119233
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... - Desktops-_-AMD-_-19103808
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... (Desktop Memory)-_-G.SKILL-_-20231277
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU Op1 - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU op2: XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU op3: XFX HD-685X-ZNBC Radeon HD 6850 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5

im planning on overclocking the gpu and am not sure which one to use with the setup, i've seen videos with this setup and the xfx in op2 but i the sapphire has better reviews on newegg.

op3 is just sort of another option but i don't know much about it.

also if i go with the sapphire in this setup can i overclock it the same way as seen in this video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl1Sttp9Ixk

I appreciate you taking the time to read this & hope you can help.

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February 20, 2011 7:10:20 PM

I'g get this one .... it's factory OC's and has same $20 rebate.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Of those listed, consider that the XFX OC'd version comes at greater price. Many would argue you can do that yourself .... but you have no recourse w/o the factory OC that you'll get there. Then again, I have had bad experience with EVGA not honoring the factory OC warranty.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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February 20, 2011 7:13:42 PM

Neither. I'd get a 5850 before I'd waste money on a lesser performing card for more money.
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February 22, 2011 7:48:08 PM

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