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Should i grab another 6950 TFIII for X-FIRE?

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Hmm, should i grab another one? i'm waiting for a open box one as there 180$ open box, i crossfired them before and the bottom card did have 5c higher idle temps then the other/Plus crossfiring them blocks 4 out of my 6 sata ports (i only use 2 but still)
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If I were you I'd go for it, if you need the extra frame rate.

Having i5 2500 @ 4.5 GHz with two HD6950 is a killer combo.
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yeah im really thinking about it just need a 6950 tf II or III to show up open box again, then maybe when i get enough reps sell my mobo and get a new one with right angle ports. because it not only blocks 4 out of my 6 it makes the sata cords REALLY CLOSE to the fans
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I got two in the mail last night. Had to plug them in side by side. The 2nd card does get 5-8 Celsius hotter.

Crysis FPS max increased from 55 ish to 90. But the minimum didn't change at all. Im still dropping to around 30. And averaging 45..
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Get 1 from Amazon, dont want to end up w/ a broken fan again right?
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Get 1 from Amazon, dont want to end up w/ a broken fan again right?
eh newegg gained me back with that fiasco because they just rma'd me a brand new one and gave me 75$ credit, and with open box, they'll take it back even if it is physical damage + i have extra fans now!(tracked down the company that makes them and had a guy who works there get me a pair)

i like how i feel safer with open box then new though >_<

if amazon had open boxes...mmm...

but i dont wanna pay 290 for a new one if theres a open box one for 180. lol
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