Which 7970?

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.
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  1. 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
  2. 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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