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So apparently you haven't been paying attention to the 5970 market have you mbudden?

Go try to find one to buy for under $600
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Video cards in metal cases. Damn.
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Congrats! Now get a camera that takes a decent picture so we can actually see them!
Yeah, lighting was an issue, sorry about that. I'll probably do a build log here at the end of june with more/better pics
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That was a very err... wise decision. You did the most rational thing and bought something for the exclusivity and coolness. Too bad your Phenom II X4 will heavily bottleneck them unless you're playing at a resolution like 5760x1080/1200 with AA.
    
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Theres many questions we could ask,why buy these and not the new .......blah blah blah.

What i wanna know is when we getting benchys?

Metro 2033
Crysis
Just Cause 2
Mafia 2

to be continued....??
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Simply amazing. We're on a site where people pay ridiculous amount of money for computer hardware and people are trolling him for buying bad ass looking cards that came in brief cases.

He obviously knew what he was buying and the performance differences....he's obviously also a computer geek like the rest of us..so why WOULDNT he buy 2 special edition video cards that come in brief cases?
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post #27 of 149
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To everyone with the facepalms and such...yes stupid decision if I were buying for strictly gaming, but since they will only be used for that maybe 20% of the time that wasn't a huge factor.

For my uses they are equal or better then 6990s in addition they run cooler, quieter, are made with better quality components and have a better warranty.

Not to worry superj1977, there will be benchies! (specially when I get both up and running in my planned dozer rig)

I have one running right now tri-fired with a 5870 and my vantage gpu score is a little north of 33k for performance preset
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Simply amazing. We're on a site where people pay ridiculous amount of money for computer hardware and people are trolling him for buying bad ass looking cards that came in brief cases.

He obviously knew what he was buying and the performance differences....he's obviously also a computer geek like the rest of us..so why WOULDNT he buy 2 special edition video cards that come in brief cases?
I second this.

I hate to see a guy post his new purchase that he is proud of and then multiple idiots troll him... simply beyond rude.
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post #29 of 149
What would be nice to see is how much people would maybe pay for these in years to come compared to a card of current equal value that currently outperforms this Ares.




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what is this? 6990 with "ares" name on it?
    
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