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oh snap..i forgot to mention..mann them asus videocard pcb are horribly thin..matter of fact i have a dead one..if you're going to aftermarket cool..i would be wary of asus..their vrm cooler's very weak,too..that's why i have a dead card (i epoxied RAM heatsinks to the VRMs)cuz they were just tooo hot..i umm wiggled one of those sinks a little too hard..and..the vrm chip snapped in half..oh..and it seems that asus puts some kind of overclock limiter in their videocard BIOS
 
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post #12 of 28
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Hmm, i'm still confused
Okay, eveyrone type Pros and Cons of both card's so it could be easier for me to choose
Your all comments are confusing me
Thanks
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
oh snap..i forgot to mention..mann them asus videocard pcb are horribly thin..matter of fact i have a dead one..if you're going to aftermarket cool..i would be wary of asus..their vrm cooler's very weak,too..that's why i have a dead card (i epoxied RAM heatsinks to the VRMs)cuz they were just tooo hot..i umm wiggled one of those sinks a little too hard..and..the vrm chip snapped in half..oh..and it seems that asus puts some kind of overclock limiter in their videocard BIOS
the ASUS directcuII is an amazing aftermarket cooler alongside the twin frozr cooler from MSI, so you must have gotten a bad card because I only hear good things about them. Watch any review of the directcuII and the reviewer will only say good things about it. the only real downside is that some of them require 3 slots.
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by Fatality_ View Post
the ASUS directcuII is an amazing aftermarket cooler so you must have gotten a bad card because I only hear good things about them.
The weird thing is, i only hear bad things about it here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121437
post #15 of 28
hmm maybe the 2 slot cooler isn't as good then, idk i've never owned the 2 slot version so I wouldn't be able to tell you if it's good or not. If you look at all of the newegg reviews for the asus cards with the 3 slot cooler they are all 5/5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%202gb%20asus
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Fatality_ View Post
hmm maybe the 2 slot cooler isn't as good then, idk i've never owned the 2 slot version so I wouldn't be able to tell you if it's good or not. If you look at all of the newegg reviews for the asus cards with the 3 slot cooler they are all 5/5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%202gb%20asus
Strange how almost all newegg reviews on Asus HD 6950 2 GB are 5/5 than 1 GB version
But anyway, to get back on ontopic, could you tell me Pros and Cons of both cards since you said i can't be wrong on whatever card i take
post #17 of 28
well the 2gb version uses the 3 slot cooler and the 1gb is only available in the 2 slot version.

I don't know how good the 3 slot is compared to the 2 slot since I wont be getting my 570 until tuesday (with the 3 slot cooler) but if you are planning to get a 6950 you should just spend a little more and get the 2gb version of the card even if you don't get the asus one because you can't go wrong having that extra vram.

besides asus, sapphire and msi also make nice 6950 2gb cards
Edited by Fatality_ - 8/21/11 at 6:11am
post #18 of 28
Comparison: 560 Ti vs 6950 1GB

So, in terms of performance, there is no big difference. To my mind, choosing between the two is like deciding which color u like more: green or red.
If I were you, I would go with the green side as you get PhisX and CUDA as a bonus.
Edited by andrei.c - 8/21/11 at 6:37am
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Owner Speaking

I had 2 6950's, 2 GB ref, unlocked...
Sold them,
And bought 2 x gtx 560 Ti Phantom...

Need explanation?

I hated my 6950's:
Noise ( yes, A LOT of noise )
Heat
Temps ( over 90 without custom profile )
power usage

I <3 my GTX 560 Ti Phantoms ( 2 GB each )
-Quiet, VERY quiet, I can't hear them ( latterly, the noise trough the window is more and I'm not in a city )
Even in heaven , case fans all on low and H100 intake, barely audible
-Temps: Sub 75 all the time stock profile, in SLI
-overclocking: running 950/1002... EDIT: that's a skech oc xD, didn't put work in it yet

performance: about equal, or a bit less... but It's worth it, get the GTX 560 Ti's...

My recommendation:
Get GTX 560 Ti's, if possible: the Phantom from gainward, with 2 GB... This card is worth every penny twice

I hope I can help with this info

EDIT:

One more thing:
The GTX'es are wayyy smaller, check out this

And they look sooo sexy in this system
Edited by xioros - 8/21/11 at 6:51am
   
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what about HD6950 2gb ? better fps than GTX 560 ti on high res.
also you will unlock HD6950 to HD6970
    
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