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#1 Wooshie

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

I want to get a radeon 6770 or 6870 graphics card. I see a bunch of them by various manufactures. Is one better than another?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

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#3 Wooshie

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/VbnQ4mOtPaxt6G2GIWyyjyR

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

your mother supports PCI 16x so yes you can get the card, but what about your power supply what is the model number?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:29 PM

Also what case do you have?

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#6 Wooshie

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

Its an older full tower case. It has an aftermarket 800 watt power supply. Don't know the vendor off hand.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:43 PM

If you are using a full ATX case and an 800W power supply, you can use any card you choose. As for your original question, all of the cards within a given series, Radeon 6870, for instance, are identical since they are based off AMD's reference design. However, manufacturers are allowed to alter the cooling system and adjust the clock speeds of the cards, along with offering higher VRAM amounts. Between manufacturers, there aren't many differences. Most of what is different is the warranty and the bundle.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

So is there a specific card that is recommended more so than others?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

I wouldn't say so, if I understand your question correctly.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

This is the unit I was looking at. I will be running a single video card so no crossfire. It seems like a quality piece.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

You didn't link the graphics card.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150583

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:52 AM

That looks fine but why are you buying it from Newegg Business?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

Because my business has an account and a line of credit with them.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:33 AM

I see...

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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