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June 24, 2011, 01:10:41 AM
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I am about to purchase 3 Radeon HD 5970's, but I am unsure which manufacturer to go with. I found some really cheap refurb's from Visiontek, but I am concerned that maybe they aren't the best choice. Any recommendations?

Here is the link to that video card: http://www.unityelectronics.com/products/6428/Visiontek_Radeon_HD_5970_GFX_x16_PCI_E_PCI_Express_2GB_GDDR5_BBA_2560x1600_Video_Card_Dual_DVI_Mini_DVI_400579_Refurbished

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June 24, 2011, 01:12:44 AM
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I am about to purchase 3 Radeon HD 5970's, but I am unsure which manufacturer to go with. I found some really cheap refurb's from Visiontek, but I am concerned that maybe they aren't the best choice. Any recommendations?

Here is the link to that video card: http://www.unityelectronics.com/products/6428/Visiontek_Radeon_HD_5970_GFX_x16_PCI_E_PCI_Express_2GB_GDDR5_BBA_2560x1600_Video_Card_Dual_DVI_Mini_DVI_400579_Refurbished

I would go Sapphire, but only because theyre a good company and you can OC them pretty good.
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June 24, 2011, 01:16:38 AM
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I am about to purchase 3 Radeon HD 5970's, but I am unsure which manufacturer to go with. I found some really cheap refurb's from Visiontek, but I am concerned that maybe they aren't the best choice. Any recommendations?

Here is the link to that video card: http://www.unityelectronics.com/products/6428/Visiontek_Radeon_HD_5970_GFX_x16_PCI_E_PCI_Express_2GB_GDDR5_BBA_2560x1600_Video_Card_Dual_DVI_Mini_DVI_400579_Refurbished

I would go Sapphire, but only because theyre a good company and you can OC them pretty good.

Thanks Smiley Seems like almost everyone is out of stock Sad
I might be stuck with the Visiontek refurbs unless I can find someone with the card in stock that isn't $200 more per card Sad

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June 24, 2011, 02:07:16 AM
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visionteks are fine, they're all reference anyways, so essentially all the same cards. There are no nonreference 5970s
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June 24, 2011, 02:09:39 AM
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There's the Ares, that's sortof a 5970.

But other than that they're all reference cards, which means they're all made to AMD/ATI's spec by Foxconn in China.  All reference cards from both AMD and Nvidia are made by Foxconn.

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June 24, 2011, 02:13:19 AM
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Whatever you do, stay away from Powercolor at all costs.  It took them, no kidding, 4 RMA's to get me a working 5830.  I bought the card brand new and a month later it was artifacting like a National Treasure movie.  Took them 6 months to process all the RMA's and finally send me a working refurb...
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June 24, 2011, 02:17:54 AM
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Hey OP do what I did and get two XFX HD 6950's! They are $244 at amazon and work great! Plus XFX double lifetime warranty is awesome!

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June 24, 2011, 03:41:21 AM
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i like Sapphire and asus myself asus has very good rma service.

                                                                               
                
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June 24, 2011, 03:48:01 AM
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XFX are the best my 5870's are deep and powerful diggers  Grin

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