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Old 14-05-12, 08:23 PM
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Ok cheers, I thought XFX made pretty cool cards (never owned one though) and a 4Gb 670 would break my budget
Fair enough. £400 is a lot to spend, 7950 it is. XFX cards look the business, but they seem to be among the louder cards out there

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Old 14-05-12, 08:45 PM
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Ok cheers, I thought XFX made pretty cool cards (never owned one though) and a 4Gb 670 would break my budget
Get a sapphire card, they include all the cables you need this includes a mini displayport to DVI ACTIVE adapter. And a HDMI to DVI adapter. meaning you'll be ready to run 3 screens right out of the gate.

I loved my sapphire HD 7970 because it was so complete. ^^
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Old 14-05-12, 08:48 PM
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Have a look on www.dabs.com as they have some of the lowest prices around and when it comes to ram the crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer has got a 1024Mb X64 chip set http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpar...D5F063A5CA7304
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Old 14-05-12, 09:00 PM
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Ok then, triple monitors = avoid 2GB 670's imo. Either get 4GB 670's if you can afford it, or stick with the 7950. Also, if you stick with the 7950 don't buy an XFX card, they tend to be a bit on the loud and hot side of things. Something like a Powercolor, Sapphire, Gigabyte or Asus card seem to be the best all round performers. Just pick one that is cool, quiet and matches your colour scheme
XFX are average for noise, cheap and reliable, but they are useless to overclock.
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Old 14-05-12, 09:06 PM
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XFX are average for noise, cheap and reliable, but they are useless to overclock.
The "black edition" one i was looking at does come slightly overclocked at 900mhz instead of 800. I do have a soft spot for its aesthetics though. Any other cards I should look at a similar price range?
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Old 14-05-12, 09:12 PM
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The "black edition" one i was looking at does come slightly overclocked at 900mhz instead of 800. I do have a soft spot for its aesthetics though. Any other cards I should look at a similar price range?
Anything from the big three: Asus, Gigabyte & MSI. Those are the cards most people will be buying and that will receive the most support.
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you might want to have a look at this http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-at...Z52.html?src=3
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Old 14-05-12, 09:16 PM
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you might want to have a look at this http://www.dabs.com/...7Z52.html?src=3
Like that, if you're going the single card route.
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Old 14-05-12, 09:17 PM
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you might want to have a look at this http://www.dabs.com/...7Z52.html?src=3
Cheers, I have been looking up reviews for the Asus 7950, is it possible to crossfire it (in the future possible) as its quite a fat card. On its own though its quite tempting
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