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ASUS EAH6970 DCII or MSI Lightning 6970

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Just wondering which of the 2 you would choose?? Going to put this in a buddies system who has a 650D case and a Rampage III Extreme motherboard. He plans on getting a pair. Just wondering as they are both the same price which one you would choose.
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I'd say Lightning, those cards will also hold their value better due to the Lightning name and reputation. A pair in crossfire should be awesome.
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just bought the lightnings. 18 phase power FTW
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DCII has 6 outputs vs 4 for Lightning, but DCII is 3 slot.
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I have a pair of the ASUS EAH6970 DCIIs...beastly video cards, and for me, they've been working quite well. I would say if spacing is a concern, the Lightnings might be the better choice, but if space isn't a problem, the ASUS cards are better.
    
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post #6 of 12
I'd go with the Lightning. It is a dual slot cooler + has a better board design. Plus Lightning sounds way better than DC II.
post #7 of 12
Overclocking?

Lightning >>>>> ASUS > all other 6970s

Noise and cooling capabilities?
ASUS > lightning
     
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post #8 of 12
Lightning "sounds better" than DCII?! Are you being serious? Please don't tell me you buy hardware based on the model name the company uses.
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I love my 6970 Lightning. I can do 1050MHz on the core heh.
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post #10 of 12
DCII has more inputs, stays a slight bit cooler, and does so while being a slight bit quieter.

Lightning only takes up 2 slots, stays very cool, very quit, and overclocks a bit better in most cases.



I personally like Asus more than MSI, but I feel the Lightning is an overall better card in most cases.
    
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