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Which 7870 to buy??

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December 17, 2012 1:10:29 AM

I am trying to decide which is the best 7870. I'm leaning towards the msi or gigabyte. Any thoughts? I don't care about looks since I don't even have a window on my case all I care about is quality

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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 2:37:08 AM

Get a 7870 Ghz Edition.
Get the Card with Higher Clocks.
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December 17, 2012 2:46:49 AM

I have a XFX DD HD7870. I've had no trouble with it. I don't hear it while playing games. Of the two you listed, I've owned MSI cards and they were also trouble-free. I have not owned any Gigabyte video cards.
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December 17, 2012 11:45:41 AM

The gigabyte core clock is 1100 mHz and only costs 230 so I'm probably going to get that one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The three fan mechanism is kinda cool and I'm sure it is quiet but that's just one more fan to quit working on me, but if it's built well then I won't worry about it. I hear some companies use cheaper parts in their card to bring cost down and I wanna make sure I have a quality card all around that will last. I hear xfx tend to use cheaper parts for their card but I may be wrong
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December 17, 2012 12:15:14 PM

XFX DD, MSI Twin Frozr and the Gigabyte HD7870 are all very quiet cards.

I have an XFX 7970 and I don't even know it's there sometimes it's so quiet. But you can also look at the NVidia 670's, they are just as good in comparison (Depending on the games you play)
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 12:20:42 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Get a 7870 Ghz Edition.
Get the Card with Higher Clocks.


ALL 7870s are GHz edition. Stock clock speed is 1000MHz=1GHz. Only the 7970 has a vanilla and Ghz edition.
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December 17, 2012 1:07:39 PM

Take the one 7870 with the biggest warranty.
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December 17, 2012 1:08:38 PM

And if you get one with a good cooling system & fan set on them, they overclock nicely
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December 17, 2012 1:10:23 PM

Sapphire is pretty cheap and it's so cold in my system. I had a 4870 before I got the 7870 and that used to run at like 68 Celsius idle (terrible i know) and with no other upgrades i have my 7870 running at 25 Celcius.
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