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i am doing a complete rebuild and im going with 2 5770's crossfire and i want one that won't die anytime soon this is the card in question.
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Those reference cards and are fine and will last a long time.

Are you paying that price for them each?

You are better off with a 560ti or maybe pay a touch more and get a 6950 2gb.
    
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Those reference cards and are fine and will last a long time.

Are you paying that price for them each?

You are better off with a 560ti or maybe pay a touch more and get a 6950 2gb.

yeah i was planning to buy 2 at that price. i don't want nvidia anymore too many problems on my end. Isn't 2 5770's faster than 1 6950?
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Two 5770s = one 5870.

6950 2gb > 5870.

Plus it's always better to run just one card vs two for higher minimum FPS and better driver support.
Edited by MrTOOSHORT - 5/4/11 at 6:01am
    
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Two 5770s = one 5870.

6950 2gb > 5870.

ah okay i was misinformed then. its only like 35 dollars more for 1 XFX 6950 so I'll get that instead. but will my PS be enough i heard off here they are power hogs.
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More than enough.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;13377015 
More than enough.

how do i know if this 6950 is a ref model? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530&cm_re=6950-_-14-150-530-_-Product i been out of the ATi loop for almost a year so bear with me.
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The one with the fan on the end like this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161359
    
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;13377038 
The one with the fan on the end like this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161359

oh so XFX Doesn't make a ref model? what brand do you recommend other than XFX (i want best warrranty)
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Well I believe Asus, MSI and Gigabyte just use the serial number for warranty. Which is helpful if you want to sell the card later on.

Here is a reference XFX 6950.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/XFX-HD-695A-CNFC-Radeon-6950-Graphics/dp/B004GCIZ5K/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1304514725&sr=1-10"]Amazon.com: XFX HD-695A-CNFC AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB Graphics Card: Electronics[/ame]

Kind of expensive frown.gif

The reason I say to get a reference one is that it's possible to unlock it to a 6970 for free performance through a bios flash.
Edited by MrTOOSHORT - 5/4/11 at 6:14am
    
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