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7850 Brand and Power Concerns

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December 4, 2012 12:16:01 PM

Hey gang


I'm going to be ordering a 7850 later today and would like some help on which version to get and also if my current set up will handle it.


I have decided on the 2GB version but I am unsure which brand to go with. I am in the UK so I do not think that the XFX Warranty applies to me.


The requirements for the card are

Must be 2GB
Must have only 1 6pin power connector
Must be safe to run in my current system which is:


MOBO: Biostar GF8100M2+ SE
CPU: AMD 630 x4 @2.8GHz
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2
GPU: Sapphire 5770 - Replacing with 7850
HDD 1: 1TB 7200RPM
HDD 2: 500GB 7200RPM
DvD Drive
PSU:Corsair VX550
Monitor 1: 22" 1680x1050
Monitor 2: 24" 1920x1080


I've had a look around and as far as I can tell this is the best pick for price/requirements
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 1:47:55 PM

If you want really excellent warranty coverage in the UK, EVGA is your best bet. Three years as standard, five or ten if you register your details within 30 days of purchase. MSI only offer 1 or 2 years (they are quality though). I'd personally go with EVGA, though you'd need to switch to a GeForce - they don't do Radeons.
December 4, 2012 5:08:44 PM

Got my msi 7850 2gb the other day, looks great, runs cool, quiet and overclocks like a beast, 2 year warranty for uk aswell so it will last you. Its also full metal card unlike other brands which are plastic so get msi, trust me :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 5:26:18 PM

ASUS - 3 yr parts/labor from purchase date, no registration required, transferrable.

Gigabyte - 3 years parts/labor from manufacture date, no registration required, transferrable.

MSI - 3 years parts, 2 years labor, unlcear on start date. no registration required. don't know if it's transferrable.

Sapphire - 2 years parts/labor from purchase date, no registration required. NON-transferrable.

Zotac - 2 years parts labor without registration, 3 year (lower end cards) with registration, lifetime (higher end cards) with registration. NON-transferrable.

HIS - 2 year parts/labor, no registration required.

I generally prefer ASUS parts for the build quality.
December 4, 2012 5:36:16 PM

Also you should consider if you want a reference card or not. Non reference cards usually offer better cooling. If you want good cooling then stay away from eVga cause most of there stuff are reference.
December 6, 2012 7:36:30 PM

quilciri said:
ASUS - 3 yr parts/labor from purchase date, no registration required, transferrable.

Gigabyte - 3 years parts/labor from manufacture date, no registration required, transferrable.

MSI - 3 years parts, 2 years labor, unlcear on start date. no registration required. don't know if it's transferrable.

Sapphire - 2 years parts/labor from purchase date, no registration required. NON-transferrable.

Zotac - 2 years parts labor without registration, 3 year (lower end cards) with registration, lifetime (higher end cards) with registration. NON-transferrable.

HIS - 2 year parts/labor, no registration required.

I generally prefer ASUS parts for the build quality.





Which brands use two 6pin connectors for power though? I'm fairly certain Sapphire has both a one and two 6pin power model
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