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Choosing between MSI or Sapphire

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December 23, 2012 10:27:14 PM

Hello, Im struggling here trying to choose the right card for my current setup. My objective is to achieve a full-3-monitor-gameplay . I got suggested this card by one of the users here at the forums:

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

Yes another user suggested me this one:


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


Which one do you think is the best?

Also here is another topic of mine so you can see why I got suggested the Sapphire and the MSI:


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/383753-33-help-settin...

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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:28:51 PM
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Hello there, I remember your very long thread yesterday :)  Actually I vote MSI, I had a personal bad experience with Sapphire before. MSI is a very good manufacturer but under best conditions, both are great and you can't go wrong with either.
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:29:55 PM

i would say that they are pretty even the lightning might get a higher overclock but the sapphire will stay cooler it is your call
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December 23, 2012 10:30:54 PM

AH yes Commander now I remember that you suggested me the MSI. :)  I will edit it and say it was you, it slipped. xD

What was your bad experience?
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
December 23, 2012 10:32:19 PM

+1 to Madi - bad Sapphire experiences here too. I've owned three, and all three died on me! There won't be a fourth :-) MSI on the other hand, I bought an MSI motherboard and GeForce4 MX460 almost 10 years ago and they're still running. I'm pretty impressed by that!
December 23, 2012 10:34:24 PM

Devil - And can you tell me your current card? Just for references I like to investigate around the cards. :) 
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:35:45 PM

yoToco94 said:
AH yes Commander now I remember that you suggested me the MSI. :)  I will edit it and say it was you, it slipped. xD

What was your bad experience?


Actually many. Crashed tons of times, terrible screen tearing and squares all over my screen and rubbish customer support are a few problems to tell. HOWEVER, that doesn't, by any ways, mean that Sapphire is bad, they are good but I was so unlucky with them and I prefer MSI overall.
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:36:43 PM

WOW i'm kinda shocked i have had only good sapphire cards from my first 5870 to a 6950 to a 7870 now none because robbers but sapphire is all good for me i even got my 7870 to 1250/1550 24/7 not going over 70C
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:37:28 PM

devilofdeaths said:
WOW i'm kinda shocked i have had only good sapphire cards from my first 5870 to a 6950 to a 7870 now none because robbers but sapphire is all good for me i even got my 7870 to 1250/1550 24/7 not going over 70C


Its a matter of pure luck.
December 23, 2012 10:38:33 PM

sam_p_lay said:
+1 to Madi - bad Sapphire experiences here too. I've owned three, and all three died on me! There won't be a fourth :-) MSI on the other hand, I bought an MSI motherboard and GeForce4 MX460 almost 10 years ago and they're still running. I'm pretty impressed by that!




Sam- why did they died? :)  do you know why? I got suggested the Sapphire cuz of the GHZ edition. Whats the difference? :S
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December 23, 2012 10:39:17 PM

Yeah, if all Sapphire cards were this bad, nobody would buy them any more (well, only people who do no research and buy the cheapest option). But based on these experiences, there are a few faulty models coming off their production lines.
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:40:35 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Yeah, if all Sapphire cards were this bad, nobody would buy them any more (well, only people who do no research and buy the cheapest option). But based on these experiences, there are a few faulty models coming off their production lines.


Too bad we had the largest portion of these faulty models in our hands :D 
a b U Graphics card
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December 23, 2012 10:40:58 PM

Don't worry about that - all the Radeon manufacturers will offer a GHz Edition. It doesn't really mean much anyway - it's effectively a factory overclock. You'll get that with GeForces too. As for why they died, I don't know. First one the GPU actually didn't die, just the fan. But it was useless because it kept overheating. Second just stopped outputting a signal to the monitor. Third started getting really blurry in games for a couple of months, and then died completely. None of them were overclocked - all left at stock.

EDIT: I mean don't worry about GHz Edition... I should have used the 'reply to' link :-)
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:47:18 PM

yoToco94 said:
Devil - And can you tell me your current card? Just for references I like to investigate around the cards. :) 

well since the robbers i only had like $550 and i went on ebay and bot a computer with 2 465's in SLI
December 23, 2012 10:48:15 PM

So is the MSI who should I go for? And also do you think it would fit a mid size case? Seems pretty big the card. xD
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 10:49:56 PM

Yes I'd go with the MSI. What is your case?
December 23, 2012 10:58:07 PM

Mine is a white Raidmaster Blackstorm mid case.
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 11:01:36 PM

Yes it will fit.
December 23, 2012 11:02:38 PM

You are the man Commandermadi! Thanks! :) 
December 23, 2012 11:03:39 PM

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