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Looking to get a 7950

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August 7, 2012 9:40:02 PM

Not really looking to spend over $350.
Whats the best one for the price?

There is this with a 6% discount that's $20 off, any good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 28, 2012 7:38:38 PM

I picked up the HIS IceQ 7950 for $289, OC to 1000Mhz/1350Mhz without any issues at all. Card stays under 60ÂșC regardless of load. DO IT.

Just as a side note, I should say that I did a lot of research for this card and through several different forums (including TH) found that the HIS IceQ Turbo was rated the highest. The only difference between the Turbo/non-Turbo model is that the factory sets an OC to 900Mhz/1250Mhz and is $30 more expensive. Good luck!

Edit: Also, this card is enormous. It barely fits in my Antec 300 Illusion.
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August 28, 2012 9:37:52 PM

Sapphire 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the one that I bought for the reason that I knew I wasn't going to over clock for a while and wanted a cooler running card. While gaming at full load I see it at 62c and having a liquid cooled cpu, I was also looking for a quieter running fans. This I've manually set them up to 100%, to see how loud they were, and it was barely louder than my fans cooling my radiators.

My only issue though with this is that it is built on a 7970 pcb which isn't bad but it makes it a long card and the power is a 6pin and an 8pin power connectors...which translate to a higher ending over clock the gpu.

so the extra $30.00 gets you 150mhz on the card guaranteed.
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