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sorry for another thread on the graphics card section.

Anyway I have to send my 6850 in for rma and the customer rep said it would take between 2-6 weeks to get it fixed.

Anyway I have €200 and I just have enough for a 1GB 6950. Should I go for it? My friend wants to buy my card (obviously when its repaired) for €120 so I wont be at much loss (I was going to upgrade gfx cards anyway for Bf3)

Soo... I am just wondering will a 6950 run with plenty of juice left over on a 550w power supply. Also is the 6950 smaller than 300mm (it says on the box the largest VGA it can take is 300mm or a 6970) Thanks
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Yes go for it. If you already have a buyer for your old card and have current funding for a new card, then by all means go for it.
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I have a 6950 and its a great card. It will play almost any game out now on high settings.

It will be fine for at least 2 years, then u can just get another one and crossfire it for close to 6990 like performance.

I have my 6950 on a 700w which is slight overkill but should be fine on yours. realize however it does use 2 6 pins connectors.
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Thank you both for your reply's. If I sell my xbox 360 tomorrow I should be able to order it from amazon


BTW is VT3d a good manufacture of graphics card? I have read that they are somehow related to powercolor
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if you can spare the extra $$$ it would maybe be a good idea to get the MSI R6950 2gb with the twin frozr III cooler. If you plan on running a crossfire setup in the future with only air cooling then it would be a lot better to get a card with a fantastic cooler.

I don't know how good the VTX3D coolers are though so I may be wrong.
Edited by Fatality_ - 8/18/11 at 8:53am
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Unfortunately I don't have a motherboard that supports crossfire. The 1GB version should be fine for 1920X1080p? Just to confirm that this will run on a 550W power supply right?
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hell yeah do it , cheap and you have a buyer for old card already
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Unfortunately I don't have a motherboard that supports crossfire. The 1GB version should be fine for 1920X1080p? Just to confirm that this will run on a 550W power supply right?
yah the 1gb version would be fine for anything under 1080p. If you plan on upgrading your monitor in the near future you would want to get a 2gb version of the card. Before you make your purchase though you should look into getting a 560ti since they are more or less the same performance as a 6950 and you can get them a little cheaper depending on which manufacturer you go with. I like nvidia though so it all comes down to your personal preference.
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1GB should be fine for 1080p but newer game we never know. Yes 550W is enough for 1 card.
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http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...I+6900+Series/

£190 for 2GB version.
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