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Which Radeon 7870?

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November 22, 2012 6:14:33 AM

So i've come down to my last piece of hardware i need to buy for my gaming rig, ive chosen the radeon 7870 since it has great benchmarks and is at a very affordable price but which brand should i go with?

i was looking at the HIS IQ 189 AR 11.6"

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The XFX Double D 229.99 AR 9.5"

So im not sure which to go with, i wanna go with the HIS because its a good 40 dollars cheaper. but I'm worried about this size & reliability will it fit in this case? i assume that its the 18.1" i would be looking at for how much room i have?

20.6"-8.1"-18.1"

(http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Black-Steel-Chassis-921R...)

also if anyone knows of a cooler case that has LED's post a link preferably under $70

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November 22, 2012 2:07:55 PM

help please anybody?:) 
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November 22, 2012 2:17:40 PM

Regarding the graphics card, I would just go for the HIS. It's much cheaper and does a fine job. Apparently the Double D cooler on that XFX one is actually meant to be pretty poor.

Regarding a cool case with LEDs, I would recommend the Zalman z11 Plus. I own this case myself and I think it looks pretty awesome.
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November 22, 2012 2:36:25 PM
November 22, 2012 2:46:31 PM

prototype18 said:
Sapphire or Asus.

Both are great and personally i recomend Asus DcII

Quiet and cooler.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_...


think the noise level can be that much different? like where i would have to turn my computer sound so high to drown it out? Also with the temperature issue, another fan cost $30 wouldn't that be enough to suffice for idle and OC heat.

My girlfriend is buying my GPU for christmas and i feel guilty asking for an MSI or Sapphire since i know there are cheaper options :p 

thanks for the help everyone
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November 22, 2012 3:19:38 PM

Than MSI only TF. Or if u cant get money get sapphire.Sapphire is a good card :) 
I still recomend asus :p 

About the case a antec 300/ or a case that i like Haf 912+ ?

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November 22, 2012 3:39:18 PM

get the sapphire or an HIS IceQ x2
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November 22, 2012 5:44:50 PM

the only big difference is the Effective Memory Clock

- on the cheap one its 1250MHz.
- the expensive one is 4800MHz

which will not be a big deal in gaming performance.
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November 22, 2012 5:59:30 PM

@ mrdowntowekiller

Memory clock is nearly the same. U are wrong.

The 4800Mhz is written in DDR (stock speed)
And the 1250 is written in DDR5 (and its 50 Mhz more than the other one)

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

Its a great deal for the price. No need to spend more money on that.
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November 22, 2012 6:06:32 PM

prototype18 said:
@ mrdowntowekiller

Memory clock is nearly the same. U are wrong.

The 4800Mhz is written in DDR (stock speed)
And the 1250 is written in DDR5 (and its 50 Mhz more than the other one)

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

Its a great deal for the price. No need to spend more money on that.


okay cool thanks! i just hope i don't get a lemon like everyone else :p  atleast i can always return it.
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November 22, 2012 6:10:24 PM

Hool said:
okay cool thanks! i just hope i don't get a lemon like everyone else :p  atleast i can always return it.


Lool. U will be ok with that card. It will do everything u will ask it to do !
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November 22, 2012 6:25:53 PM

prototype18 said:
Lool. U will be ok with that card. It will do everything u will ask it to do !


oh i know that sapphire makes good cards and what not, its just this specific card a decent amount of the reviews were saying DOA
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November 22, 2012 6:29:53 PM

Well if u have that Lemon luck :p  Im not in the card that newegg will send you so i cant tell you for sure that it will work , no one can know.

But if it will work it will be a great card for that price so try it. Or if u want u can add more $ and get an Asus one ;) 

But IMO get that sapphire
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November 22, 2012 7:07:53 PM

prototype18 said:
Well if u have that Lemon luck :p  Im not in the card that newegg will send you so i cant tell you for sure that it will work , no one can know.

But if it will work it will be a great card for that price so try it. Or if u want u can add more $ and get an Asus one ;) 

But IMO get that sapphire


kk cool lol getting the rest of my build christmas day so i hope everything works lol don't want to build everything to not be able to use it :p . I wanna do a stop motion video of my build, think that would be interesting at all?
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November 22, 2012 7:29:41 PM

my bad i should've read forum rules before posting
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November 22, 2012 7:37:28 PM

Hool said:
my bad i should've read forum rules before posting

Yes you should have, please don't do it again. ;) 
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