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I have a friend looking at buying the MSI HD6970 is there a better 6970 to get then the MSi one?
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Does it not matter about the cost of it? B/c there's the $300 sapphire one.. But if you want non-ref I hear the MSI one is really good as you mentioned.
    
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msi lightning? not sure if thats the one your talking about but it is very powerful, its hard to beat a lightning.

msi twin frozr III, or lightning are the best cooling performance youll get, which means higher overclocks
Edited by microfister - 10/6/11 at 10:30am
    
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Originally Posted by aznguyen316;15202282 
Does it not matter about the cost of it? B/c there's the $300 sapphire one.. But if you want non-ref I hear the MSI one is really good as you mentioned.
cost is around $300-$320 or so.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Djmatrix32;15202331 
cost is around $300-$320 or so.

I would recommend the Sapphire with that price range.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102918
Edited by Metalbeard - 10/6/11 at 10:33am
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Originally Posted by microfister;15202317 
msi lightning? not sure if thats the one your talking about but it is very powerful, its hard to beat a lightning.

msi twin frozr III, or lightning are the best cooling performance youll get, which means higher overclocks
This is the one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581
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post #7 of 21
^ yes that lightning is probably one of the best 6970 available but you'll be paying extra for the cooling and components. IMO worth it, but only if you can afford it.
    
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004XQVCB8/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1317922542&sr=1-1&condition=used"]Amazon.com: Used and New: MSI Radeon6970 HD 2.0 GB GDDR5 256bit PCI Express 2.0x16 Graphics Card R6970 Lightning[/ame] used 6970 lightning $310

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100311-2SR/dp/B004PFVNIY/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1317922642&sr=1-2"]Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100311-2SR: Computers & Accessories[/ame] new saphire 6970 $310
    
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I have to regular Ref MSI's and they are pretty good cards so far. they dont heat up much I have found in CF.
post #10 of 21
yea the lightning is gonna be the most powerful 6970 you can get, cooling is great, and will overclock like a champ

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-6970-lighting-review/9

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-6970-lighting-review/21

beats out a single 580 w a good oc
    
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