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August 8, 2012 6:11:34 PM

I thought I had a card all picked out that I wanted. I've done more research and learned a bit more about some things and I'm starting to second guess myself. I've got a 7970 card picked out and a couple of 7950 cards picked out. The Diamond card has a big plus going for it with two adapters including an active dp-> dvi adapter. That's a $30 piece. If the 7950 cards aren't as nice and I have to buy an adapter then they're no cheaper than the 7970 I'm listing.

7950 Cards

Sapphire 100352OCSR 7950 - Lack of adapters is a negative for the price. Also appears to be mixed results for Overclocking

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

Gigabyte GV-R795WF3 7950 - Doesn't seem to be much in the way of cons for this one other than it doesn't come with any adapters and I'm not sure how easy it will be to overclock to 7970 standards.

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

7970 Cards

Diamond 7970PE53G 7970 Card - Comes with everything but the clock speed seems a bit lower for a 7970 card.

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

Gigabyte 7970 - Don't know much about what the card comes with. Reviews seem to be all over the place.

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


My system will be used for gaming but only really for iRacing. Getting an i5 3570K and an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard. TX650W power supply. 8gb RAM.

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August 8, 2012 7:13:26 PM

Go with the Gigabyte. Its fan setup is much better. The stock 7970 (the Diamond is stock) is much too loud.
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