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Which 7950 to run Crossfire with in the future?

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December 20, 2012 1:33:26 AM

Im debating between the HIS 7950 and the Sapphire 7950 vapor x video cards. They are both within my budget of $350
HIS : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sapphire : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo : asrock extreme 4
Cpu : I7 3770k
Psu : Corsair HX850
Ram : G. Skill ripjaws x 2x8 1866
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December 20, 2012 2:08:53 AM

I'm not sure what your question is. The Sapphire is better in every way, better cooler, higher clock rate, lower cost. What else do you need?
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December 20, 2012 2:16:16 AM

Sapphire hands down
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December 20, 2012 2:29:42 AM

I hear good things about both cards. I was just curious of how well both will perform in a crossfire set up
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December 20, 2012 5:24:43 AM

stevenk92 said:
I hear good things about both cards. I was just curious of how well both will perform in a crossfire set up


The only issue with crossfire is the first card may overheat. That is, having two double slot cards right next to each other may cause the one that had the second card above it to overheat since the area above it where it gets its cooling air is taken by another card. To fix this you need a case with good cooling, preferably one with a fan on the side right above the Radeon farm.
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December 20, 2012 12:16:22 PM

I have the cm storm trooper as my case
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