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Which 7970?

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December 26, 2012 4:36:01 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 28th

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming - BF3/Saints Row 3/FC3/Next BF/COD BOPS2

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: OCZ 600 ModXstream

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: 2500k @4.3 /8gb ram

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: USA - Newegg only

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Yes. No Xfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440p

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Deciding between Sapphire Boost (379.99 on Newegg after rebates), Gigabyte OC (399.99 after rebates), or a wild-card if good recommendation.

More about : 7970

December 26, 2012 4:56:20 AM

you are right :)  at sub 400 there are only 2 sweet spots, i have seen myself on newegg

#1 sapphire ---> get this but you should oc to squeeze more power from it
#2 gigabyte ---> factory oc, awesome cooler

i would go with gigabyte personally :) 

cheapest GHz edition is about 450 not worth it
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December 26, 2012 5:00:08 AM

Thanks for the quick reply! The only concern I have with the Sapphire is the surplus of comments regarding coil whine.

I suppose that can happen on any, but it is something to consider.

Also, since I do want to OC, locked voltage would be a bummer as well.
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