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Old 20-02-13, 11:31 PM
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They have just released a backplate it's on there website , I've been looking around I can't find any in stock in the UK or the rest of the eu . Also I have heard mentined you can use the 7870 plate ? How true that is I don't no . As mentioned the blue PCB is minging , hence the backplate search . As for my overclock I havn't taken it above 1100 / 1250 there is more there though .

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Old 20-02-13, 11:41 PM
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oh brilliant hopefully they'll release it over here. yh im not a fan of the blue pcb either. so have you got the ek block on your 7850?
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Old 21-02-13, 01:48 AM
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I can vouch for the ASUS 7850. Sold him about a while ago because I needed the cash. Never overclocked it, but I see many people hitting high clocks.
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Old 21-02-13, 12:32 PM
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No I haven't got the block mate , I was just looking for the backplate for the looks over anything . I'm not going to water cool this card as I'm saving for a HIS 7970 , and all the gubbins for a full loop . Overall I'm very impressed with the card for the money it's a little beast..
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Old 21-02-13, 12:39 PM
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Ah i see. Well from what people have said on here its definately between the asus and sapphire models. And ive checked the EK site and the block does fit those cards. So really it all depends on the backplate availability cuz i dont wanna see the blue pcb lol.

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Old 21-02-13, 12:59 PM
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Gigabyte - All round best tbh, the windforce versions are king
MSI - not known for the highest of overclocks, but have great cooling....and look amazing
Asus - top dog at everything, direct CUII is amazing.
errr. i do agree on the asus part, but not on the rest. MSI has some great overclocking cards, had a 7870 hawk laying around a few days ago and it overclocked like the bee's knees. and from what i have seen gigabyte windforce cards don't perform that well, seems to me like that ermahgerd 3 fans thing is what makes people go wild for them.
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Old 21-02-13, 01:37 PM
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Another vote for asus then lol. And the 2gb dc2 model is on amazon for £164 which i think is pretty good...
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Old 21-02-13, 02:24 PM
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best way to minimize risk in silicone lottery with GPU's is to look at the overclocks people are getting with 7850's. Whichever brand seems to be getting the better overclocks, is generally the brand that's using the best PCB's and will give you the highest win % on the lottery. I guess japanese capacitors would be something to look for too, but some manufacturers will give an unwarrented price gouge just for those, so be watchful on that.


Saphire gave me a good little 6750 ~3 years ago, that things still doing real well, brother is using it as an interim card since he sold his 6870 and saving up for a 7000 series.
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Old 22-02-13, 03:38 PM
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In that case, as airdeano said you'll need to go with a reference design card. Most cards mentioned use completely different designs, which won't be compatible with that block. Since all of the reference design cards are the same, I'd recommend going with the cheapest you can find.

On a side-note, why specifically a HD7850? If you want performance, do note that overclocking can only get you so far, so it's often better to focus the a better GPU itself (unless you are willing to sacrifice it for aesthetics, which you probably are).
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