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Old 01-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cheers man, good read! Yeah PSUs are quite important in electronics. Though I guess mine lasting this long without hiccups is at least not a bad sign.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You haven't exactly put a lot of strain on it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, I guess.

Btw, what about the hd7870? Between that and the 660 you talked about?
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7870 and 660 are kind of neck and neck depending on game title.
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Heh, yeah from my research that's what I thought. But generally from reviews and comparisons the 7870 comes out slightly on top, plus I'm kind of biased towards it since I've always owned ATI/AMD (even though this last one got messed up, it still gave me 4.5 strong years ), and it is an Radeon HD like the previous one.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Another thing is that there a whole bunch of different "versions" of it? Take this link for example:

Search - allshop-online.com

I searched for "Radeon HD7870" and it got me 16 different results. What are the differences?
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I notice some of them are the exact same one except they come with cables (eg. HDMI) so that varies the price, but even so that leaves me with 4 or 5 different ones!
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Just get whatever is the cheapest one. Each card from each manufacturer is basically the same. Just a difference cooler and different bundles.
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Oh OK, so between these three:

SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 7870 OC GHz Edition - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 (11199-19-20G)
VTX3D Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 (1A1-G00155800G)
HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ X - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 (H787QN2G2M)

There isn't really any great difference and I should go with the cheapest? Are they all compatible and will fit with my board?
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Yup and yup.
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