Which brand do you think would be the better choice? Ive had a couple sapphire cards and never had a problem out of them, but those were old (4xxx). I've never purchased a H.I.S brand before and I dont know anything about this company or there products. Any help on this would be much appriciated!!
Well Like you said you have had sapphire cards and never had a problem with them. So i would go with the sapphire since you have had there products before. And looking at the specs of these cards the sapphire card seems to just be a bit better..
I think ill go with the sapphire. Its 379 after a rebate, and it should run a lot quieter and cooler than a reference which is what I was oringinaly looking at. I live about an hour away from Microcenter and they have a diamond 7970 reference card I was goin to buy, but after watching some reviews on how loud and hot they run I want to go with something a little more efficient.
Yea its a good way to look at it because heat will cause you to eat through my power most certainly. And I have a hard time with reference cards myself the aftermarket coolers are that much better. On the Nvidia side you can justify EVGA because of what you get with the company but otherwise aftermarket all the way.
I thought that also, I guess I just need to be more sure about my decisions. Plus I would have to buy a the asrock extreme board, and I dont want to to that because I love the board I have and Im tired of reloading windows and all that crap lol Hopefully the 7970 will be a good contender for a while, because I dont want to have to upgrade 6 months after I buy this card.