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Ok, i'm going to be doing some upgrade's. Going to drop my 460 for a 6950. The only place's I know of and trust are Newegg and Tigerdirect. There are some decent price's on there but I was woundering where you guys would buy. I'm in USA. I'm looking for a 2 GB card but I think a 1 GB will work. where ever I buy the card it needs to be a place that take's care of their customers, so no shade tree vendors please I also dont want to buy used. Looking for the best possible price on a good card. I'm also unsure of witch card maker I want to go with. This will be my first Red card in about 10 years. So far it looks like its going to be about 260 or so, any suggestions on where to check and what company to look at for a quality ATI card? Thanks in advance!
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I recent;y bought this card on amazon


His Iceq, not the coolest looking card but it OC's like a beast, better then most results I am finding through searching. Max load temp was 72c.

Right now I have it at 1000/1400/ 1.162v That is on water but it can do that on air as well.
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I dont care about how it looks, pure performance here. Is HIS a decent brand? and I have never bought somthing off of amazon, how well do they take care of customers? thats what I am most worried about. if the card shows up defective I cant afford to just eat the 250+ I'm about to spend. sounds like a great card! Any other vendors? I would like to keep it under 250 if possible, but I understand if I gatta drop 250-275 on a decent card. thanks!
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Too expensive, if 300+ was my budget I wouldnt even be looking at ATI. Thank you though.
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GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB $239

The 2GB version is about $30-60 more, and at times i worth other not.

6950 2GB versions
    
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I would buy a used unlocked version if I were you.
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Thats the card I think i'm going to get if there are no other vendors, I have looked over new egg and Tigerdirect.com for a few days now. Was hopping there was a cheaper vendor out there

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GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB $239

The 2GB version is about $30-60 more, and at times i worth other not.
That looks pretty spiffy(spec wise)

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I would buy a used unlocked version if I were you.
No. I dont buy used anything for my PC, ever. And I dont plan on unlocking it. Thank you though.
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It's not worth getting if you get the 1gb imo. They have pretty bad reviews on most sites. I'd get this one if you don't wanna get the 300 one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127588
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