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May 18, 2012 11:32:46 AM

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-asus-radeon-hd-7850-...
This is the asus


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7850-c...
This is he XFX.

Which one should i choose? I need to save as much money as possible but the asus one comes with 2 fans which is bobviously better but XFX seems like a good company.. hmm

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May 18, 2012 11:55:49 AM

Hi

I can't find a reviewer that has reviewed both products so its differcult to come to a conclusion with regards to noise and temps (due to the fact that noise is subjective and obviously different reviewers will use different testing conditions that will effect temp results).
The ASUS comes with a slightly higher overclock and the cooler LOOKS like it would be more efficient.
If you really need to save the ££ then you could go for the XFX and if its not what you wanted then you could always DSR it within 7 days.
May 18, 2012 12:11:05 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Hi

I can't find a reviewer that has reviewed both products so its differcult to come to a conclusion with regards to noise and temps (due to the fact that noise is subjective and obviously different reviewers will use different testing conditions that will effect temp results).
The ASUS comes with a slightly higher overclock and the cooler LOOKS like it would be more efficient.
If you really need to save the ££ then you could go for the XFX and if its not what you wanted then you could always DSR it within 7 days.

thanks! (i have no clue what overclocking is)
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May 18, 2012 12:33:04 PM

Haven't considered MSI Twin Frozr? It actually seems like the best choice (well at least for me), but then again - I don't exactly have that much knowledge to decide which would be a wiser choice. We don't know how reliable reviews are, but apparently according to this guy it gets only up to 61C (even when it's overclocked), if it's not overclocked - the temperature gets up to 59C, idle it's at less than 30C !!!
May 18, 2012 12:39:12 PM

Since we are unable to edit our posts (UK users), I had to write a new reply. Anyway, according to one of tom's hardware users it really does not go higher than 59C and it's very quiet as well, apparently you can't notice the difference if it's running at 28C or 58C. Have a look at this post:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353953-15-radeon-78...
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May 18, 2012 12:39:37 PM

felixthemaster said:
thanks! (i have no clue what overclocking is)


Just to explain briefly, many PC components (Grpahics cards, Processors, Memory (RAM) ETC...) operate at a certain frequency, this frequency directly effects the performance of the component, Overclocking is basically the act of increasing that frequency and so increasing performance.

So the ASUS has a stock GPU frequency of 870Mhz Vs the Stock frequency of the XFX of 860Mhz, so we know that the ASUS will be ever so slightly faster than the XFX, although this very slight overclock could be achieved by yourself if you wanted.
May 18, 2012 1:05:34 PM

firstly, why cant we uki user edit posts? secondly the twin frozer is a tad expensive


thirdly, then why dont all ram and cpu and everything come pre overclocked? its practically free!
May 18, 2012 1:31:04 PM

felixthemaster said:
firstly, why cant we uki user edit posts? secondly the twin frozer is a tad expensive


thirdly, then why dont all ram and cpu and everything come pre overclocked? its practically free!


1) Moderators are too lazy to fix this issue. Sometimes you cannot even reply.

2) It's not expensive, it's only expensive on overclockers, it's not the only site that sells the products, you know?

3) Because overclocking requires more PSU power and it increases the heat - therefore it reduces the lifespan of the product and there is a slight possibility of ruining the product. I don't really know that much, my knowledge is limit, but those are the facts - overclocking requires more power & it increases the heat.
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May 18, 2012 1:40:50 PM

felixthemaster said:
firstly, why cant we uki user edit posts? secondly the twin frozer is a tad expensive


thirdly, then why dont all ram and cpu and everything come pre overclocked? its practically free!


Companies arent in the business of giving you more performance for free (Factory overclocking) that's why you see pre-overclocked products costing more than "Stock" products.
May 18, 2012 1:44:18 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Companies arent in the business of giving you more performance for free (Factory overclocking) that's why you see pre-overclocked products costing more than "Stock" products.


I see. Okay. I found a nice antec 1200 gaming pc on ebay i might just buy it if i can get it for 150 and then buy the graphics card and other stuff..

on second though nah, i actually build something, it will be my first time building or trying anything new, also id rather be happy with all parts
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May 18, 2012 1:50:45 PM

felixthemaster said:
I see. Okay. I found a nice antec 1200 gaming pc on ebay i might just buy it if i can get it for 150 and then buy the graphics card and other stuff..

on second though nah, i actually build something, it will be my first time building or trying anything new, also id rather be happy with all parts


If you need any help choosing components please feel free to post in the homebuilt section of the forum :) 
May 18, 2012 1:52:40 PM

Rustyy117 said:
If you need any help choosing components please feel free to post in the homebuilt section of the forum :) 


Thanks
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