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January 5, 2013 10:25:20 AM

Hi all
I want to ask the community which one of these 4 cards to choose

VGA MSI Ati AMD Radeon HD7850 R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Core 900MHz Memory GDDR5 4800MHz 2GB DVI HDMI MiniDP
http://it.msi.com/product/vga/R7850-Twin-Frozr-2GD5-OC....
173 euro

VGA Sapphire Ati AMD Radeon HD 7850 Core 860MHz Memory GDDR5 1GB DVI HDMI DP
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
152 euro

VGA Sapphire Ati AMD Radeon HD 7850 Core 860MHz Memory GDDR5 2GB DVI HDMI DP
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
168 euro

VGA SAPPHIRE Radeon HD7850 OC Core 920MHz Memory GDDR5 5000MHz 2GB 2xDVI HDMI DP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
170 euro


My PC CONFIG IS

RAM DDR3 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 1600MHz 8GB (2x4GB)
PSU PC XFX Pro Series 650W Bronze 80Plus Pro650W
MB AsRock H77 PRO4/MVP Socket 1155 DDR3 SATA3
DVD-RW LiteOn IHAS124 24x DVD/CD SATA Nero Bulk
CPU Intel Core i5-3570 3,4GHz Socket 1155 77W con GPU Ivy Bridge Boxed
Hard Disk Interno 3.5" Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA3
Case Cooler Master Elite 430

( i dont plan to do OC )

Remain to choose the video card. I want to do a good choice :) 

My personal favorite is Sapphire OC 2GB since is factory OC'ed on 920MHZ + 5000Mhz , now i just wait to see your opinions guys. Thx

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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 10:31:05 AM

Definitely the MSI. Awesome cooler, pre-overclocked and high-quality components.
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 11:06:32 AM

^ @auntarie +1.

I agree. Assuming you can pay for either cards, definitely get the MSI.
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January 5, 2013 2:15:32 PM

im looking on rewiews and Saphire OC edition looks to be the winner :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:18:59 PM

it doesnt matter which one you get, but get the 2gb variant for being future proof
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:32:11 PM

Dumi said:
im looking on rewiews and Saphire OC edition looks to be the winner :) 


I don't know what reviews you've been looking at but MSI is currently the best out there.
January 5, 2013 2:35:34 PM

auntarie said:
I don't know what reviews you've been looking at but MSI is currently the best out there.

Look for example at Technology which this 2 cards use



http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...





http://it.msi.com/product/vga/R7850-Twin-Frozr-2GD5-OC....



im still confused between these 2 , Sapphire and Msi :D 


1 noob quastion : have smth to do the fact that i wont overlcock my CPU ( also i have a chipset h77 which is not for OC ) with the fact that i will OC my video card ?

i mean i can OC my video card , dont have nothing to do with the rest no ?
January 5, 2013 2:38:19 PM

and another quastion to not make another topic on PSU section



If i would change my PSU with a xfx 550W will be enough for my PC configuration with a 7850 even when i do OC on video card ?
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:43:45 PM

xfx 550 watt would be plenty even for crossfire 7850's
January 5, 2013 2:44:36 PM

i dont crossfire


so 550w is good you say for only 1 card ...
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:46:29 PM

1. The chipset on your motherboard does not matter when you OC your GPU.
2. Yes, 550W should be enough. HD7000 series are very power efficient.
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:53:22 PM

1.the chipset of your mobo has absolutely no relation with oc on your graphics card,
because the oc happens on the pcb of the gpu, not the mobo.
2. 550W is more than enough to overclock the card and the cpu and everything else!!!
3. the MSI seems to be a winner to me, and i like MSI too ;P
and why would u change you PSU if u already have a good one ??
January 5, 2013 2:55:20 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
1.the chipset of your mobo has absolutely no relation with oc on your graphics card,
because the oc happens on the pcb of the gpu, not the mobo.
2. 550W is more than enough to overclock the card and the cpu and everything else!!!
3. the MSI seems to be a winner to me, and i like MSI too ;P
and why would u change you PSU if u already have a good one ??



this is what i will order :p 

dont have nothing till now , i have 1 day more to make changes on my order


so instead if 650w which is with 15 euro + i will buy the 550w :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:56:30 PM

Dumi said:
ok so i will switch 650w with this


http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/Power-Supply/XFX/Pro...



And i have 1 day more to decide between


Sapphire 7850 OC 2GB

and MSI Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

:D  till now seems you guys rec the MSI.

Thx and im waiting more advices.

the PSU is fine
and sapphire is also good, both will give very identical performance, it is not a really big decision,
the big decision was chosing the gpu, which u have done.
which brand is not as imp. as u think it is, but still i like the MSI better
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:57:56 PM

Dumi said:
this is what i will order :p 

dont have nothing till now , i have 1 day more to make changes on my order


so instead if 650w which is with 15 euro + i will buy the 550w :) 

u can even choose a 500W it will still be enough!
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:59:14 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
u can even choose a 500W it will still be enough!


Yeah, let's not push it :D  The PSU is the last component you would want to cheap out on.
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 3:14:51 PM

auntarie said:
Yeah, let's not push it :D  The PSU is the last component you would want to cheap out on.

i "NEVER" said cheap.
i said a little low voltage, a 500W is enough for a 7850, without a doubt.
if u have a nice quality, a 450W will also be enough.
since the guy wanted to get a 550W for the price,
i said a 500W would be a little more cheaper, and will be enough.
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 3:28:51 PM

I understood what you wanted to say, but 500W does not seem enough. The minimum PSU requirement listed on AMD's website is 500W, with all the other components taken into account. So a 500W will kind of be like walking on the edge, you know?
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 4:12:50 PM

do u know how is that "minimum" decided by AMD??
it is due to the low quality non-true rated PSU, they take THAT in account.
do u know that in the same brand like say corsair,
a 430W could be more expensive than a 450W??
"QUALITY" does that
and a psu of 500W could be even as cheap as 10$ !!
and the 7850 is not as power consuming, a 500W is MORE than enough
!