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Which version of hd 7870 to buy?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 30, 2012 3:24:43 AM

Sup guys!

I recently (after almost 3 months of research) finalized my hardcore gaming pc build, the specs are below:

Lol, I was too lazy to put them, but the link is my shopping cart for newegg :p 

I don't know which version of 7870 to buy, but I'm set on either the msi hawk:
or the gigabyte:

I do plan to do a fair amount of OC'ing, but I will be using stock speeds most of the time; I also want it to have a good cooler ( I don't really care about noise, just so that it wont be super loud on full load), and I don't want it to hit above 65-ish degrees C on full load.

All suggestions (except trolls) are great!

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November 26, 2012 5:07:00 PM

Based on everything I've been able to find, the Gigagbyte card GV-R787OC-2GD (the one you have linked there) is the best performing hd 7870 available.

Good review of it at

The quick reviews I found of the MSI Hawk had it at 32c idle, 77c under Furmark. The Gigabyte Windforce card was 32c idle, 53c under Furmark.