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Graphics card faliure

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October 1, 2012 6:25:19 PM

Hi all,
I am looking at building a gaming pc using a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC edition.
However, I have seen many threads about black screens, buzzing and cutting out caused by this graphics card.
Are these problems still happening now or have they been fixed?
Thanks :) 

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October 1, 2012 6:48:53 PM

What you have to take into account is the number of users who improperly install these GPUs or who have insufficient PSUs, for example. You won't see threads by the vast majority of users who don't have any problems.

This is a good GPU. Just install the latest drivers directly from AMD when you install. See below:

http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx

Good luck!!!
October 2, 2012 9:09:05 PM

Thanks very much :) 
I have also seen the NVidia GTX 660Ti for an extra £45
Is it worth it as I am on a very tight budget?
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October 2, 2012 9:44:12 PM

If you are on a tight budget, stick with the HD7870. It will do well with most games out there. BTW, what are the specs for the rest of your system?
October 2, 2012 10:00:33 PM

Okay I will stick with the HD 7870 and overclock it when I need too.
My specs are
i5 3570k
ASRock extreme4 z77
8gb Corsair vengeance
Cooler master 212 hyper evo
Antec three hundred two
850w XFX Pro core (I know its overkill but I want upgrade room)
1tb western digital Caviar Green

a c 218 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 12:04:32 AM

The overall system should perform quite well. Have fun!
October 3, 2012 7:19:13 AM

Thanks! One last question
How future proof do you think this system is and if its isn't very future proof what changes can I make to future proof it?
Thanks :) 
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October 3, 2012 12:03:29 PM

There is no such thing as future proof. Your system is certainly "future resistant" and should be more than enough for 2-3 years. This is a good balanced system. No worries.
October 5, 2012 7:39:44 PM

Okay, Thanks
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