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unless you somehow forget to put the stock cooler back on, sapphire isn't going to care.
So going Sapphire 6950 2GB reference design is a good idea since it will also be unlock able and works with XSPC's razer gpu block?

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probably fine yea.
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probably fine yea.
In all honesty I do love Sapphire and XFX a lot, and have bought 2 Sapphires, 4850 for me (which went to my brother) and a 6870 for a friend's desktop

Alright I'll change to the sapphire reference design 6950 card. I even see the back up BIOS flash switch on it which is good
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Get a different case and buy better gpu
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Get a different case and buy better gpu
what don't you like about the rv02.


And you could say get a better GPU for any build. Why not just get 2 6990s while your at it >.>
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Get a different case and buy better gpu
1. I like the way this case looks, someone introduced it to me and I feel in love with the design

2. I'm getting a 6950 because it's low cost and high power.

3. I would LOVE a 6970 or 6990 but I don't have the money for a $350 or $740 graphics card.


AND I probably won't get a 6950, I'm going to wait and see on the 7xxx series before, and if I don't like the price, the 6950 may drop due to being an older model series.
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As I look outside my window, a flash storm is going on.

I expected it too since it's been storming here every 3:45 or 4:15 for the past week.

I do live in the lightning capitol of the world so I'm worried about surges. I need to find a surge protector, power strip, and maybe a UPS (unbroken power supply I think it stands for)

I combo of power strip and surge protection would be great. The UPS is a must have in my area because of so many power outages during the summer time. Don't need my work lost, components damaged from sudden power failure, or what ever.
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Surge protector helps with brown-outs, and the such, but won't help at all against lightning. I had lightning hit my house last year and it laughed at all of my surge protectors as it randomly and instantly destroyed appliances and electronics throughout the house. Made out pretty good with my insurance claim though
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Surge protector helps with brown-outs, and the such, but won't help at all against lightning. I had lightning hit my house last year and it laughed at all of my surge protectors as it randomly and instantly destroyed appliances and electronics throughout the house. Made out pretty good with my insurance claim though
I guessed that. Well I still want to prevent it as much as I can. Lower the chance which is always good.

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I guessed that. Well I still want to prevent it as much as I can. Lower the chance which is always good.

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Renter's or Homeowner's Insurance. Even with a $500 deductible, I made money off of one of my computers being fried because the underwriter required me to get a repair assessment at a local computer repair shop, so you could only imagine how much they want to charge for parts and labor. All I needed from them was the ridiculous repair quote, then the insurance company cut me a check and I ordered my own new parts and built a new rig, which the insurance company was perfectly ok with
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