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Help me choose a graphics card, xfx core edition/twin frozr

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August 13, 2012 3:13:47 PM

Hey im putting a desktop and i was wondering what graphics card i should get for it. Originally i was going to get a msi twin frozr for 235 with rebate. However newegg is having a sale and i can buy an xfx core edition 7870 for 250. I am now leaning towards getting the xfx because it is only 15 for the upgrade from 7850 to 7870. However everyone seems to love the twin frozr and i am a bit warry about the xfx having only 1 fan while the twin frozr has 2. I will prbly end up overclocking either card eventually.

My main interest is to be able to play sc2, but i would like to be able to play other games as well as reasonable settings. i am also planning to keep this set up for a long time so a card that can last a few years would be nice.

my specs are 630w psu, i7-2600k oc to 4.3, 1980x1020 display,

If anyone has these cards i would love some feedback.

Thanks
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August 13, 2012 3:36:02 PM

Get the 7870 a 7850 is not that great imo i think you should get 7870 if you can afford it then spend a little more get a 660 ti it eats a 7850/7870 for breakfast
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August 13, 2012 3:46:25 PM

tehv747 said:
Hey im putting a desktop and i was wondering what graphics card i should get for it. Originally i was going to get a msi twin frozr for 235 with rebate. However newegg is having a sale and i can buy an xfx core edition 7870 for 250. I am now leaning towards getting the xfx because it is only 15 for the upgrade from 7850 to 7870. However everyone seems to love the twin frozr and i am a bit warry about the xfx having only 1 fan while the twin frozr has 2. I will prbly end up overclocking either card eventually.

My main interest is to be able to play sc2, but i would like to be able to play other games as well as reasonable settings. i am also planning to keep this set up for a long time so a card that can last a few years would be nice.

my specs are 630w psu, i7-2600k oc to 4.3, 1980x1020 display,

If anyone has these cards i would love some feedback.

Thanks


This article does not compare the specific branded 7850 and 7870s you've listed, but after reading through the performance benchmarks the 7870 is a great deal more powerful than the 7850. The article I'm linking is worth reading. It does not provide benchmarks for the GTX 660 Ti that bigcyco1 is referring to, but I also think the NVidia card he refers to is a $300 card.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...

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August 13, 2012 4:10:07 PM

I agree... go for the 7870, if you can wait go for 660 ti.
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August 13, 2012 4:49:19 PM

ncasolo said:
This article does not compare the specific branded 7850 and 7870s you've listed, but after reading through the performance benchmarks the 7870 is a great deal more powerful than the 7850. The article I'm linking is worth reading. It does not provide benchmarks for the GTX 660 Ti that bigcyco1 is referring to, but I also think the NVidia card he refers to is a $300 card.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...
it is a 300 dollar card that why i said if you can spend a little more ;) 
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August 13, 2012 11:37:25 PM

I know that the 7870 is much better then the 7850 but i was more concerned with the quality of the product, the twin frozr has very good reviews with respect to performance, oc, and cooling while i am having a hard time finding reviews for the xfx core edition. If the msi is of much higher quality i would rather have that then the better card.
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August 13, 2012 11:59:05 PM

tehv747 said:
I know that the 7870 is much better then the 7850 but i was more concerned with the quality of the product, the twin frozr has very good reviews with respect to performance, oc, and cooling while i am having a hard time finding reviews for the xfx core edition. If the msi is of much higher quality i would rather have that then the better card.
Understandable i honestly don't know in that case sorry.
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