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Would 600 American dollars for 2 used no box visiontek 6970's be a good deal? Want to add another 2 because I still can't get playable frames on Metro 2033 or Shogun. I might trade all three for 2 Msi R6970 Lightnings TF3.
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Also cant go 6990 because it wont fit in my case or will it?
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You're not running DOF or x4MSAA are you?

Anyway at 1200p 2 should be enough as long as you don't run DOF.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-554-_-Product

You would be saving 80$ but there is always the risk that the cards are defective. You never know what the previous owner has put those cards throough. I would see if there is any way you could get to try out the cards first before you buy them but that rarley happens unless your buying from a friend.
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you should look into the 6950's that unlock to 6970's cheaper option.
 
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Originally Posted by Jump3r View Post
you should look into the 6950's that unlock to 6970's cheaper option.
no...

6950 do NOT unlock to 6970's as the 6970 has different ram.. puting the ram timings of a 6970 on a 6950 causes fast wear to the card..

you can unlock the shaders then overclock the card..
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I played Metro fully with a Tri-Fire set-up (6990+6970) at 2560X1600 with max settings, 4AA and AF, and it was running fine.

So yes a Tri-Fire set-up would run Metro 2033 with max settings easily.
    
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