Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce 3

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  1. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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    I have just ordered it :D Picking it up from the store tomorrow! Finally ive made a decision and pulled a trigger :D

    ATI bundle will come as a bonus :D

    Will need help to overclock it tho! :D
     
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    Congrats!! That is quite the upgrade, enjoy!
     
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    Good job Sir, you made a solid purchase.

    I have been lurking your threads for weeks now! what/who made you decide to overclock? because I remember you saying you wouldn't.
     
  4. Deathchild

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    Me. :D

    and congrats Andreas. :D
     

  5. AndreasGuido

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    Well according to Death its easy, so if i fry it im going to send him a cheque! :D Only reason i wasnt gonna do it, coz i was a bit scared it will go wrong!

    EDIT

    I will be uninstalling it all + CCleaner to get rid of the current drivers. Anything else I can do?
     
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  6. Deathchild

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    Hehe, no worries. It's not rocket science, even a kid could do it. :D And don't worry, it will not go wrong, it's very simple! :)

    Use DriverSweeper (along with CCleaner) as well to get rid of old files. That's it.
     
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    ok guys good news is i am ready to buy a gpu.

    bad news is i asked my local store and he said he doesnt have 7950 vapor-x or windforce 3 :wanker:

    but he has ASUS DC2 670 gtx for Rs 26700/- available

    and the only place i have that i can buy 7950 WF3 is only EBAY but i never used ebay is it trusty?.

    http://www.ebay.in/itm/Gigabyte-AMD...8?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item337ca26b0e

    and it costs a bit more than 670 and since its imported from usa direct it takes 10-14 days to recieve so i am stuck here any suggestions?.

    but 670 asus is available at my local store i can just go and buy it but is it worth it i mean is 7950 better?.
     
  8. Darkest

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    As long as the Asus DC2 isn't the TOP edition, you're good to go. The TOP cards have had a bunch of issues in the past. The WF3 on Ebay looks fine, Gigabyte are generally good for handling RMA's and the seller has decent feedback. Although I'd be a bit weary without the trusted seller status, and since the 670 is cheaper I'd lean toward buying from your local store. That said, you don't "have" to get a Vapor X or Windforce 3 7950 for it to be a good card.
     
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  9. Deathchild

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    Yeah, 670 is fine.
     
  10. SmOgER

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    Ah.. Just finished my first real overclocking session with my 7850
    1285Mhz on core with 1.215v furmark stable
    in case with pretty poor circulation (pretty basic with design mods, never had any real reason to buy an expensive one) , on this OC it never gets above 62C (!), in BF3 I even get like 7-10C below that. :)

    These WF cards are just getting better and better when you start to play around :D

    BTW, seems in CAT 12.11 they tweaked power settings or smth, increasing power target from stock meant instability for me.
     
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  11. AndreasGuido

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    Yea game as long as its not TOP edition you are fine! i heard bad things about it.
    I hope my insurance turns up tomorrow so i can get a tax otherwise i wont be able to pick it up until saturday :(
     
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    ^Not in stock though...
     
  14. AndreasGuido

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    I emailed them, the said they are expecting batch from gigabyte any day now. I suppose i can wait a little. Amazed by customer service tho, raised a ticked and got email back within 5 mins

    Also Vapor-x has gone down to £281 :)
     
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  15. Deathchild

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    So you'll be getting the 7970 then? :D
     

  16. AndreasGuido

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    yea defo! cant go wrong for extra £30. its gone down by 40 pounds. I hope they will get them in stock soon.
     
  17. AndreasGuido

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    Ive just found out the reason its gone down in price. Apparently Gigabyte has voltage locked new batch of 7970s, which isnt a deal breaker for me as i wasnt gonna play with voltages anyway,but it can be a pain for others!
     
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    You sure? I heard a similar rumour but just put it down to online gossip.

    On a side note, my Vapor-X comes with 2x 8pin connectors and is completely unlocked. :p
     
  19. AndreasGuido

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    yea i havent seen official statement but ive read that few people are sending it back due to that problem. I guess it might be true and this is why scan is currently waiting for new batch to be delivered.
     
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    The price for Vapor-X dropped another $20 this week so yesterday I said to hell with it and bought one. lol
     

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