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HIS vs Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870

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April 26, 2012 5:45:46 PM

I plan on putting together a computer that I can use for work but can also handle most games at decent settings.

I'm trying to decide whether I should get the HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35404) or the Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35329)


Below is the rest of my build I have in mind:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LE ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34705
Processor: Coreā„¢ i5-2500K ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31557
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX30457
Chasis: Antec Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX20934
RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33234
HDD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200rpm SATA III w/ 16MB Cache ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35469
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27707


Could anyone please advise which video card I should get? Which one would be the best match for my build? If you prefer another 6870 please refer from here: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Category/VideoCards?Search=6870

Thanks in advance

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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 7:33:29 PM

from those models on the website, i would take the gygabite one, because the cooling solution is much better over that HIS, and also more silent. worths the extra cash.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 8:02:53 PM

You should order from Newegg.They offer much better deals and usually have free shipping on almost all of their orders.

Here's a great board for $135 and it's the newer Z77 chipset.

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

This card is just as good as the Gigabyte one.

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

If you have to choose from that site then the Gigabyte 6870 is the better out of those.


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April 26, 2012 8:54:32 PM

purple stank said:
You should order from Newegg.They offer much better deals and usually have free shipping on almost all of their orders.

Here's a great board for $135 and it's the newer Z77 chipset.

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

This card is just as good as the Gigabyte one.

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

If you have to choose from that site then the Gigabyte 6870 is the better out of those.


I live in Canada though, and newegg.ca usually has a shipping fee. And are there any warranty plans for newegg products? The reason I'm purchasing from Memory Express is because of their warranty plan. But thanks for bringing up those products.

As for that motherboard, what makes it better than the one I listed?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 9:02:51 PM

Even after shipping it's still the same price as the one you have picked out.

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

The MSI board is just better in every way over the Asus board.The Asus board is more for an entry level board while the MSI board is more mid range.If they are the same price I really don't see why not to go with the newer chipset.

Z68 vs Z77

http://www.pugetsystems.com/blog/2012/04/12/z68-z77-and...
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April 26, 2012 9:10:58 PM

What's the warranty status on that Z77? Also, would you still recommend this motherboard even if I don't plan on using dual monitors or dual GPUs?

Here is an MSI Z77 from Memory Express: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37645

How does it compare to the one you recommend?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 9:35:43 PM

Yes I would.It's not just about the graphics though.The motherboard is just all around better.It has better voltage regulators,better componets,more USB's and it can support higher memory if you choose to upgrade to a Ivy Bridge CPU in the future.But you never know what you might want to do in the future.At least with this board you have the option to without having to spend money on a new one.

The MSI board has a 3 year warranty.

I'm still seeing the MSI board being cheaper on Newegg.ca.On Newegg it's $130 +$12 shipping without a rebate.From memoryexpress it's $160 then $140 after MIR.Kind of the same thing but with the Newegg it's direct and you don't have to wait on the MIR.
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April 26, 2012 10:08:20 PM

How does the warranty deal work with MSI? I've never ordered anything from Newegg before.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 10:13:34 PM

With Newegg.ca you have 30 days to get a replacement or a refund.After that you go through MSI directly which is where the 3 year warranty comes from.If you have a problem with the board just send them an email and they'll try to help you solve the problem or they will issue a RMA.Usually takes about 2 weeks for a replacement depending on the shipping time.
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April 27, 2012 12:17:55 AM

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