Powercolor myst edition for $139.99 after rebate vs sapphire ghz edition $169.99 after rebate

Hi is the powercolor myst worth it over a sapphire ghz with $30 price gap? I am only worried about the powercolor cooling but it sounds like a good deal can anyone help me out on how the card performs? I am upgrading my comp and also wondering what is a good mid size computer case for gaming and which 8 gb memory to go with? I already have asus m5a97 motherboard and amd fx6300 cpu picked out. I am going a lower budget gaming build and only have memory, video card and case left to pick. I would like to get the sapphire xt version but its way more expensive I belive. Please help.
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  1. The Myst edition (Tahiti LE) is not really a 7870, it's essentially a cut down 7950 which means it's more powerful than the regular GHz edition (which is a regular Pitcairn chip).

    The 7870 XT is the best performer in its price range. The only disadvantage is that the Powercolor Tahiti card runs pretty warm, otherwise it's a great deal.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/tahiti-le-7870-7930-benchmark,review-32627.html
  2. Thanks anyone else have thoughts on it and what about my other questions?
  3. For memory a 2x4GB kit of G.Skill ram would be excellent, this should be nice (added a CPU cooler for future overclocking too)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZEvX

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $136.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 09:54 EST-0500)
  4. Thanks for the reply, I saw those memory as well and I like how cheap they are but I looked up on the asus motherboard m5a97 r2.0 in the manual for what memory is workable on it and it does not list 12800CL9D-8GBXL but it does list 12800CL9D-8GBRL which is more expensive and looks the same. ALso I notice it says that ram is for INTEL it says it on the front of the package on either of those? I forgot to mention I also got the coolmaster hyper 2 EVO cpu cooler is that one good?
  5. Anyone else?
  6. The 212 EVO is a pretty decent cooler and your motherboard should be compatible with the DDR3 RAM
  7. rolandzhang3 said:
    The Myst edition (Tahiti LE) is not really a 7870, it's essentially a cut down 7950 which means it's more powerful than the regular GHz edition (which is a regular Pitcairn chip).

    The 7870 XT is the best performer in its price range. The only disadvantage is that the Powercolor Tahiti card runs pretty warm, otherwise it's a great deal.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/tahiti-le-7870-7930-benchmark,review-32627.html

    This, plus if it runs too warm for you, you could always get an aftermarket cooler
  8. For GPU? I know about adding coolers for cpu but didn't know for GPU ? Can show me one?
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