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Well apparently NCIX has an ebay store. They will ship to New Zealand I think. http://myworld.ebay.ca/outlet_ncix/ I got some of my parts there cheaper then usual.
I think I'd rather stick with NZ sites, a lot less risk shipping and easier to RMA if needed.
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560Ti vs 6950 revision 2 (non unlockable) is pretty much equal for one monitor. Which one wins depends completely on the program used. If you can find an EVGA 560Ti SuperClocked card they're pretty sweet. Used one in a build I did for my pal.

The Crucial M4 will give you SF2281 speeds with Intel SSD stability. It's a complete win. Unless you can find the Intel for $40 cheaper, I'd go for the M4.

Do you intend to benchmark at all? The Z68XP-UD4 is a very good board, but due to Gigabyte's BIOS it's terrible for benching. For all other uses though, it is excellent. Just be sure to update to the latest BIOS (F5 atm).
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560Ti vs 6950 revision 2 (non unlockable) is pretty much equal for one monitor. Which one wins depends completely on the program used. If you can find an EVGA 560Ti SuperClocked card they're pretty sweet. Used one in a build I did for my pal.

The Crucial M4 will give you SF2281 speeds with Intel SSD stability. It's a complete win. Unless you can find the Intel for $40 cheaper, I'd go for the M4.

Do you intend to benchmark at all? The Z68XP-UD4 is a very good board, but due to Gigabyte's BIOS it's terrible for benching. For all other uses though, it is excellent. Just be sure to update to the latest BIOS (F5 atm).
Is the HD6950 Toxic revision 2? http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=15644

And the motherboard will just be for gaming and general use, no benching.
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Is the HD6950 Toxic revision 2? http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=15644

And the motherboard will just be for gaming and general use, no benching.
I think all new 6950's are laser cut and not unlockable. I could, and have been, wrong though. Most people saw more gains from overclocking than they did from unlocking. I've heard very good things about the toxic. If you ever plan to get multiple monitors before you change gfx cards the toxic might be the way to go.

But if the price difference is >$50, I would grab a 560Ti from a reputable manufacturer (MSI, EVGA) and never look back. That's just me.
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I just bought a Gigabyte OC 6950 @ 870Mhz. Before I bought it though I looked through most of the available ones to see if any were reference cards (unlockable), but couldn't find any. Not sure if they are sold any more.

Check out this article for general card advice ~3 weeks old:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ce,3018-4.html

Here's some benchmarking - First 2 in list are 560-Ti SLI vs. 6950 Crossfire. Last two are just single cards:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...d%5B4833%5D=on

Those cards are stock, so of course you could see better results with an overclock from either.
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