AMD HD 7950 Saphire or AMD HD 7950 Saphire OC Edition

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  1. Edde

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  2. Pill Monster

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    Well looks like you only have one choice; only the OC version is in stock.

    But fwiw I wouldn't spend extra cash for an overclocked version of any card.
    The small performance increase doesn't justify the extra cost...and you can easily overclock a stock card for less money anyway....
     
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    Eddie, I own the same Sapphire OC version as the one you have linked and it is a beast! Stays very cool because of the dual fan cooler, and is a good percentage faster than the non oc version.

    You were saying you don't overclock in a previous thread, so the OC card would be great for you, because your getting a faster card, almost catching up to the 7970, and you don't need to overclock manually.

    Cheers!
     
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    Thank you both for replyed me.


    Pill monster, I have both ones availble on the stores in my city. :)

    Desi26, Please consider the points that I will expose.

    1) Are you sure I will get the same long life video card if I buy the OC Version? Or the regular one have a better long life?

    2) I dont want the more fast one, I know its a very small diference between both ( I will be happy with any of both one).
    30 And the price of both ones is not important.
    The point is: Wich one is more cooler, more durable, less bugs and more stable working?

    I heard about the OC one is comes over clocked from factory. I dont want the over clock, I only want the 2 fans for have less noise But I am worried if this OC version is not stable.

    What do you think? Wich one I get? Thank you in advance again
     

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    In that case buy the twin fan version and underclock it to stock clocks.

    I have the same GPU cooler and it cools great, very quiet unless running over 50% which is extremely rare. Hottest it gets is about 65c
     
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    Thank you Pill for you reply.

    Are you sure the OC version works stable as the regular one?
    I don't know how to make underclock, is easy to do it?
     
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    No I'm not sure lol, but if you underclock it to stock clocks there's no reason why it would be unstable.

    It's simple to do btw...can use Trixx or even better MSI AB. Easy as pie.
     
  8. Edde

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    Hello, Pill Monster. Sorry, LOL

    I know I'm doing ridiculous questions. Sorry. LOL
    Be patience with me LOL ( just kidding)

    I am of those who likes the System( hardware) running all of within the standards, .without straining anything. Without overload it. What I am trying to say is:

    Is that I'm one of those people who does not like to overload the system so that it has a long life. So I can use the video card and the system will function normally With a long life like I was using the same video card (not overcocked one)?

    I will use the i7 processor 2600k and it does not support high voltages from what I know. It was very hard to find the memories Kingston 1600 HyperX ( OMG, I went crazy it it) LOL
    Or a video card overclocked or not overclocked does not affect the processor and all hardware in no way?


    Thank you for your previous reply and in advance again. :)
     
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    anybody know wich of both videocard is the more stable? :)
     
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    How long is a piece of string?? lol

    There's no way to answer that question unless somebody had used both cards....I think you're worrying a bit too much there...if it's not stable RMA it..:)
     

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    ï got the "normal" version no stability issues what so ever. stays cool and quiet on stock clocks. loud and hot(75c in furmark) on 1200 / 1600 x)
     
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    Yes, Pill Monster, you´re right. I am worried too much. :) Shame here LOL

    Thank you Ryu5uzaku and Desi26 for the information

    I think I going to buy the saphire 7950-OC instead the saphire 7950.
    Well, I could buy the 7970 ( I have the money and have it on the store here), Its a small diference in price.
    But everyone says that the saphire radeon 7970 is very warm and the cooler is very noisy ( like a hair dryer).

    So... I go 7950-oc or 7970?
     
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    Have you got a link to the 7970?
     
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    Edde, if you really want to make your system last longer, you can always undervolt your CPU and GPU, and probably other things as well, like you RAM — or you can buy low voltage RAM, i.e. rated at 1.35 V.

    After all, undervolting means less electrons going through your hardware, and that means less strain for it.
     
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    Hello, WaroDaBest, thank you for your explanation.
    WEll, My system will be an
    CPU Intel i7 2600k

    MOBO intel DZ68ZV,
    power supply: Corsair850W ATX v2.3 & EPS 2.91 Professional Series HX850 - 80 Plus Silver.
    SSD INTEL SATA III 510 series,
    Memory Kingston

    I called to kingston and they said the memories manufactured by Kingston supported by this intel mother board are:


    khx 1600c9d3p1k2/8g
    khv1333d3n9h/g k2/8g
    (Both working in 1.5volts.)

    I choosed the khx 1600c9d3p1k2/8g ( ddr1600 )

    Now I only need to decide the GPU.


    My question now is the video card. Not considering the price and the small difference in speed ( is a very small diference between ones). What would really be the best buy ?, work with low Temperature Range, safely and with no issues ?

    I need to give a awswer to the store today.
     
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  17. Edde

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    So... ? :}
     
  18. psy_parasite

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    i own the sapphire 7950 oc, its great card. dual fans are quiet. and heatsink is very nice, goodupgrade over the reference cooler. its worth the 50 bucks extra.
     
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    Eddie,

    I have always bought factory over clocked cards and haven't had one go out on me in the years and years of use, so you shouldn't have any worries about the longevity of your cards as long as your case is properly cooled.

    I would recommend that if you are that concerned about it you could buy a XFX 7950 Double Dissipation card. Comes with the double fan cooler to keep it nice and cool, and it has a lifetime warranty. Comes in the OC version and standard. So even after years down the road it goes out, you could get a replacement.

    Newegg runs out of stock every time they become available, but you can get them through Amazon from this link.

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-FX795ATDF...2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1332015905&sr=1-2-catcorr

    Might be a better choice for you. Hope this helps!
     
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    Thank you everyone for all help and support.
    I am so thankfull.

    Best Regards,
    Edde
     

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