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  1. Gilletter

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    I would rather have the xfx for two fans, but is it worth $20 is up to you.
     
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    since its newegg, niether :p Sapphire IMO are the best 3rd party maker of AMD cards
     
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    That XFX also has a lifetime warranty
     
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    And a $30 prepaid card. My XFX rebate/card experience has been good having both honored in recent times, and my old XFX 6950 was great too. Out of the 2, i'd go with XFX.

    Honorable mention: AlienIsGod is right w/ Sapphire, I do fancy them ;)
     
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    well my last 2 cards were sapphire... but I don't see a sapphire available in that price range. I'm leaning towards XFX but is it worth it for a $30 difference..... Both cards have a mail in rebate for $30
     
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    The xfx should be quieter also.
     
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    XFX honestly
     
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    Powercolor has the better track record. XFX has the better card.
     
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    if those are your two only options, XFX over PC, Sapphire IMO, I had HD4870x2 and two hd5870 sapphire and no regrets.
     
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    Well I'd take a sapphire if someone can find one for 150-180 in an hd7870 I'm all in! Problem is I don't see any available anywhere!!!
     
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    Grab the xfx then
     
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    Sounds like XFX it is, but I'm trying to convince the wife to let me spend a bit more. Do you think an r9 270x would be worth the extra
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    PowerColor is not that bad, I still have 2600xt made by PowerColor. XFX if they still have lifetime warranty then may be take that.

    PowerColor rebate is awesome, rebate came in 6 weeks and its a REBATE CHECK, just deposit in your bank. Rebate Card is forced to buy something card! And they have fees if not used for certain period.
     
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    The 270x would not be worth it in my opinion. Basically the same card.
     
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    Only real difference I see is direct x version... is it really worth the 30-40 difference???
     
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    Not really. Depends on what games you play. Most game today use dx9 and most games in the future will use dx11.
     
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    By the time that new dx version goes mainstream itll be time to upgrade again
     
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    my advise, if you dont have the money or not gonna have it in a couple of months go hd7870. Its your best B4TB, if planning getting an extra the GTX 760 evga ACX/ SC is at $240 in newegg. But that will be almost $80 more from a hd7870. Dont go R9-270X its the same and you can OC the hd 7870.IMO
     
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    I'm almost considering going with a gtx 760, what are the more reputable cards in that line?
     
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    evga Superclocked ACX cooler, MSi gaming and gigabyte all oc versions. cant go wrong there. love the ACX cooler from Evga and the Msi Gaming is nice too.
     
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    Any links to particular ones?
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745 it says $249.99 on cart minus $10 on rebate $239.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932 just a couple of days ago was at $249.99 free shipping now is $20 more and its my one fav to pick.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125466 Ga doesnt get behind is a fine card.

    All else its up to you, read some reviews from customers and take your pick, id glady pick the MSi on that price!!!!
    Good luck!!!!
     
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    I was looking over that MSI one, doesn't hurt that you get assassins creed iv free with it too. Wonder if the prices will drop back down... I'm not in a "hurry" since my card works, just wanted to upgrade since it's been awhile. I hate how volatile the hardware market seems to be lately, it's like gas prices.
     
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