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Where do you plan on buying your GPU from in Argentina ? or do you have to buy from US and have shipped to you ?

Most people on these boards always give advice based on THEIR LOCAL CONDITION ... but that isn't always the most helpful advice to the Poster because your conditions may be completely different ... like some cards you might not even be able to get, or they are more expensive where you are versus where I am ... and so on.

IF you want the EASIEST Option at SAFELY Un-Locking an AMD HD-6950 card I recommend you look at my post ... http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/114...l#post15399342 ...
In it you'll find a listing of the BEST Non-Ref Rev2 HD-6950 Model's with the DUAL BIOS /& Switch that makes unlocking as risk free as possible and potentially you don't even need to know how to FLASH the card, so ZERO chance of you BRICKING the card, but with a DUAL or SECOND BIOS on the card, even if you do, you still have a safety backup.

My Personal recommendation is the Sapphire HD-6950 TOXIC Edition, it has a GREAT CHANCE at EASY Un-LOCKING the shaders and is already Factory OC'd so potentially all you'd need to do is flip the little Dual Bios switch and BAM you have a HD-6970 for about $80 less than the cheapest 6970. BUT this is based on US prices and availability.

Good Luck
   
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Where do you plan on buying your GPU from in Argentina ? or do you have to buy from US and have shipped to you ?

Most people on these boards always give advice based on THEIR LOCAL CONDITION ... but that isn't always the most helpful advice to the Poster because your conditions may be completely different ... like some cards you might not even be able to get, or they are more expensive where you are versus where I am ... and so on.

IF you want the EASIEST Option at SAFELY Un-Locking an AMD HD-6950 card I recommend you look at my post ... http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/114...l#post15399342 ...
In it you'll find a listing of the BEST Non-Ref Rev2 HD-6950 Model's with the DUAL BIOS /& Switch that makes unlocking as risk free as possible and potentially you don't even need to know how to FLASH the card, so ZERO chance of you BRICKING the card, but with a DUAL or SECOND BIOS on the card, even if you do, you still have a safety backup.

My Personal recommendation is the Sapphire HD-6950 TOXIC Edition, it has a GREAT CHANCE at EASY Un-LOCKING the shaders and is already Factory OC'd so potentially all you'd need to do is flip the little Dual Bios switch and BAM you have a HD-6970 for about $80 less than the cheapest 6970. BUT this is based on US prices and availability.

Good Luck
First of all,thanks for your reply.

I can get any card avaible in the US,I can either get it shipped here or just buy it to the sellers here.
Here there are sellers who import hardware from the US,and always the latest,I can choose any card available in the market.

If I want to I can get the 6950 toxic but I think I'll go with the Sapphire 6950 2gb dirt 3 edition for $389(that's the best price you can get here),I've heard it's a good unlocker too, it comes with Dirt 3 for free and I love that game.

I'm still considering getting the 6970 but my best option is to get the 6950 which is enough to max BF3 getting decent FPS on a single monitor,and then later when I get more money I'll try to CF 2 6950 and then I'll have a great gaming rig.
Unfortunately I'll probably have to get a new PSU by then.

Thanks again.
 
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Don't bank on an unlock for your decision though; if anything, look for a good 6950 2Gb that can overclock. The difference is too small to justify the $100 premium
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The Sapphire DIRT3 edition 6950 is also a Very Strong choice ... about 3rd on my recommendations ... I think you'll be happy with it ... and it has a fair to good chance {33-50%} of Unlocking provided you don't get one with the Antilles GPU chips, but you don't have anyway to know that ahead of buying it unfortunately.

As for DIRT 3 the GAME ... I got that FREE with my Sapphire TOXIC Edition card too along with Deus Ex : Human Revolution ... I got a great deal at the time, $270 + tax for everything from NewEgg after MIR.

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Don't bank on an unlock for your decision though; if anything, look for a good 6950 2Gb that can overclock. The difference is too small to justify the $100 premium
My decision is based on what you just said price performance and overclocking potential.

Besides I'm planning to crossfire 2 6950's later which is a better decision rather than just a single 6970.
But will I need a new psu to cf 2 6950's?
 
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On another note, i live in brasil and things are quite expensive here too so we go to our *cough cough* neibourgh *paraguay to buy pc parts... i bought my 6970 there because it's just too expensive here, just giving you ideas....
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