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Which is the best HD 7970?

Hi guys! Well I'm building my own computer (first time)! There's a sale going on at newegg for the 7970:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008


I'm not sure if I should get that one, or the other ones available at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662&IsNodeId=1&Description=hd%207970&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

Which one should I get? The first one's cheaper by $100, but I don't want to hinder the computer's performance due to price, that is... if it makes any difference at all...
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  1. The cheapest one, they can be overclocked around 15-20%, I bought mine at 925 core clock and it runs stable at 1150.
  2. angaddev said:
    The cheapest one, they can be overclocked around 15-20%, I bought mine at 925 core clock and it runs stable at 1150.


    And will it hinder any performance at all? And how's the quality... I'm scared ,since it's so cheap, it might have bad quality :P
  3. the coolers on standard 7970s are pretty noisy and not really that great. there are a number of models which have better, quieter, cooling solutions. so no, cheapest really isnt the best. its just... cheapest
  4. ^sapphires vapor-x is nice
  5. legendaswd said:
    And will it hinder any performance at all? And how's the quality... I'm scared ,since it's so cheap, it might have bad quality :P


    Take a look at your case, and see how much cooling you'll have for the GPU. If you have a good 120mm fan pushing in air in front of the GPU, you can pretty much pick any 7970. If your case is a little restricted in flow, you might need one with a beefier cooler.
  6. ASUS ROG MATRIX HD 7970 - without a doubt!

    http://youtu.be/g_xLsIQDzdc
  7. Maxx_Power said:
    Take a look at your case, and see how much cooling you'll have for the GPU. If you have a good 120mm fan pushing in air in front of the GPU, you can pretty much pick any 7970. If your case is a little restricted in flow, you might need one with a beefier cooler.


    Well, this is my case, it comes with 8 fans... :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517010

    The only reason I made this thread was there's a good $100 difference between the cheapest one and the vapor x
  8. neon neophyte said:
    ^sapphires vapor-x is nice
    Yeah my friend has two they kick my two MSI 67O PE Ass :( :lol:
  9. LW_Black4 said:
    ASUS ROG MATRIX HD 7970 - without a doubt!

    http://youtu.be/g_xLsIQDzdc
    it's a beast as well ;)
  10. Best answer
    legendaswd said:
    Well, this is my case, it comes with 8 fans... :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517010

    The only reason I made this thread was there's a good $100 difference between the cheapest one and the vapor x


    Well there are 2 editions of the 7970's. The cheapest ones are non-Ghz editions. The more expensive ones are Ghz-editions.

    The Ghz edition is faster. Do you need it ? I know I won't if it means 100 dollars of savings for a few % perf difference.
  11. Maxx_Power said:
    Well there are 2 editions of the 7970's. The cheapest ones are non-Ghz editions. The more expensive ones are Ghz-editions.

    The Ghz edition is faster. Do you need it ? I know I won't if it means 100 dollars of savings for a few % perf difference.


    I can use those $100! For a possible heatsink/fan!
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