APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week
BUDGET RANGE:$260 Before Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Far Cry 3
POWER SUPPLY: Seasonic X650 gold
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5-3750K, 8GB RAM
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preferences
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe after 1 year
MONITOR RESOLUTION:1080p, one monitor
I want to take advantage of the free Fry Cry 3 coupon and and will be buying from Newegg. It looks like the 7870 fits the bill, but I'm not sure which brand. Anecdotal evidence aside, are there any compelling reasons to buy one brand over the other? Cooling, noise, warranty, reliability, OC ability, software, etc.. I don't have any brand loyalty.
or should I just pick the coolest looking one? Thanks for the help.