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Sapphire non ref cooler 5850 1gb ddr5 279.99

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  1. trt740

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    2nd deal on a 5850 showing a price drop. This one is nice. :)
     
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    really itching to buy this but gotta wait for 5890 :D
     
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    Non-reference means no voltage control. No thank you.
     
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    it's gonna drop more wait and see
     
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    Yep just bought this one an hour ago. I think prices might actually go up once all the Fermi reviews drop.
     
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    Could be a reference card with a non-reference cooler. I'll have to look up some reviews if anyone has covered that with this card.
     
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    and the cooler is non ref is what I ment.
     
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    Be nice to have voltage control but not a deal breaker for me.
     
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    It is a non reference PCB. This card, the Toxic version and the PowerColor PCS+ all are non-reference PCB's and do NOT allow for voltage control. I did a ton of research before I bought a card, because I originally wanted the non-reference cooler, but it seems that non-ref cooler is going hand in hand with non reference PCB's with 5850's thus far.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain and stinger608 say thanks.
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    Ah well that's too bad. But again not a deal breaker. With the free shipping I saved almost $40 over a reference model. I would have waited longer to see what prices and offerings do once fermi is everywhere but really dying to try BFBC2 with the Catalyst drivers and some proper AA.
     
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    still this is a great video card
     
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    It is a great card. I just don't want to be limited with Voltage control when owners of reference cards are not.
     

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