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Sapphire Toxic 6950 2GB Deactivated

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FYI,

Newegg is no longer carrying this card.

Wonder how my RMA process will work with them now....

I shipped my broken (fan stopped working) Toxic to them on Monday for a replacement.

Oddly enough the top two reviews state they had the same problem. I find that difficult to believe it is a coincidence. Seems like the last batch of these cards have faulty fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951
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I suppose one can only hope that when they approved the RMA they put one aside for you.
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Hmmm weird, I thought this card was relatively new.
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i was told this was the best most unlockable 6950. since its discontinue can you help me find another one? im trying to future proof my system a bit more and i really want one of these unlocked for a budget of 210-250 $$
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Originally Posted by crizthakidd View Post
i was told this was the best most unlockable 6950. since its discontinue can you help me find another one? im trying to future proof my system a bit more and i really want one of these unlocked for a budget of 210-250 $$
You won't find a proven unlocked Toxic for that price anywhere. Sorry.
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I would not worry, after i purchased my lightning Newegg said it was deactivated on the site, yet whenever i received it, It changed back to In Stock
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what about a frozer or hawk? which would u pick. ifind those for 240
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Originally Posted by crizthakidd View Post
what about a frozer or hawk? which would u pick. ifind those for 240
The MSI card that has the next best chance at Un-Locking next to the TOXIC cards is the MSI PE/OC TwinFrozrIII and you won't get that for your budget either. The cheaper MSI 6950's have a very minimal chance if at all of Un-Locking. That MSI PE/OC TwinFrozrIII would be the next best card just under, yet almost even with the TOXIC ... after that the chances of Un-Locking start to drop off considerably. But within your Budget I'd suggest the Sapphire DIRT3 card ... though the chance USED to be around 33-40% you could unlock this card, they are now shipping out a new batch w/ Antilles BIOS on it and Laser cut, no longer the Cayman Bios ... so the Odds of UnLocking are almost ZERO if you get one of these 'newer' versions of this card. Some others to RE-SEARCH are ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103181
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161381
some report these MAY have the Dual Bios Switch and have a chance at Un-Locking, but do your own re-search, I'm not convinced about it.

Long story short the Window to get in on this "Un-Locking" and getting a better card for a cheaper price is closing and is almost closed shut now ...
IF you can still find a card with the DUAL BIOS switch GRAB IT TODAY ! they're going the way of the DoDo Bird.


Merge Police / or at least additional INFO = http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/113...xic-cards.html & http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...fter-30-a.html

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/5/11 at 1:11am
   
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