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Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #121
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Get the vaporX 5770 if you can. It has a much better cooler and somewhat higher clocks.

If not, be sure you get the V2 cooler (egg shaped one) as it is much cooler than the V1 (batmobile one)
Sorry, I don't follow. As far as I know, a cooler is something I put my drinks in.

Anyhow, I'll get the psu and the vcard together I guess, if it won't run on either of my psus.

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I'm seeing a lot of REALLY bad reviews for the vaporx, a lot of crashing, card pooping out, running games at a worse framerate than 8800gt, something about shaders, etc. Frankly the entire 5xxx series scares me with its bad reviews. I'm at a loss.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:04 AM   #122
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Get the one labeled as vaporX if you can. If not, get the one with the big egg shaped thing on the fan, not the one that looks like the Batmobile, or the super ugly one.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:07 AM   #123
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edit: Silverstone is a better brand than Antec...they're up there with Corsair.

That card is fine. Sapphire has arguably the best build quality available.

Most cpu's aren't 140...not even yours. I was using conservative measurements.

Going by the standard TDP ratings, your current cpu, plus two 5770's, would be 281W.
when mentioning the best brands (and don't get it twisted, Antec's top of the line units are right there with the best of the Corsairs) they're all pretty much interchangeable, all top of the line psus use the same top end OEM manufacturers, Silverstone, Antec, Corsair, etc., don't MAKE their psus, they distribute them...

the Antec Signature 850w is the top of the line psu in it's class, bar none, so to say that Silverstone is better is not always true, some of their psus may be better but Antec also sells a lot more psus and uses different OEM manufacturers for different series (Signature, Earthwatts, True Power, etc.)...
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:25 AM   #124
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Get the one labeled as vaporX if you can. If not, get the one with the big egg shaped thing on the fan, not the one that looks like the Batmobile, or the super ugly one.
*edit* nevermind, the vapor I was looking at looked like the batmobile. Gonna keep lookin...

Is this what you mean by the egg?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814161317

Still pretty spooky reviews...
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That is because there was a bad batch with a 5750 BIOS on it.

It should be fixed by now, but if you get one, its very easy to put the proper BIOS.
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That is because there was a bad batch with a 5750 BIOS on it.

It should be fixed by now, but if you get one, its very easy to put the proper BIOS.
Are you referring to the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814161317

or are you referring to an older post/this post before it was edited?
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Oh I was referring to the VaporX. The link you just posted is dead.

There is surely more than one manufacturer who makes the V2. In the US, its more common than any other model.

This is what I am talking about... Not the vaporX.
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That's weird, they're the exact same links, neither with any mistakes, yet the second one is broken.

Anyhow, I seem to always come across horrid video cards with 30% of the reviews at 3 eggs or worse, so, could you or anyone find a good one and post it?
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I never listen to the reviews on newegg. most of the 'experts' know nothing on what they are reviewing, but yeah I will look.

This is the one you want. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-868-_-Product
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Isn't that.... the batmobile from before?

*edit*

Okay I must not have posted that one, but I know I did look at that one before. It looks like the 5750 bios still went out pretty recently with it.

And I know to take reviews with a grain of salt but... Even novices know when their gpu craps out.
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