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Math Time. $386/2

ok lets


forget it, and get two 5870 Twin Frozr II's!
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Quote:
op clearly specifies they want a
6970 LIGHTNING FROM MSI. It costs $386
So what makes you think he will go with cheap 6870s then? Obvs he wants good cooling. Especially if running xfire.
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Originally Posted by CrazyDiamond View Post
I am Canadian so was looking on newegg.CA and compared using those results.
That's your problem, right there! Find/Replace Canadian=USAian, CA=com

jk
Quote:
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So what makes you think he will go with cheap 6870s then? Obvs he wants good cooling. Especially if running xfire.
check my last post. Frozr's run VERY cool, IIRC
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post #24 of 42
Quote:
6970:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102918
$349.99 same brand. Newegg price.
319.99 after rebate

EDIT: This is the card I actually use. Great price, great OC, great temps.
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So what makes you think he will go with cheap 6870s then? Obvs he wants good cooling. Especially if running xfire.
The lightnings aren't only known for cooling, it's mainly their vrms.

The 6870s don't need more than reference vrms for insane clocks and GREAT cooling 6870s cost $190 pre rebate, still cheaper over all, stil more performance with high clickers now thanks to fans.
     
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319.99 after rebate
I didn't see a rebate, my bad. My point stands. Same price, a lot more FPS
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post #27 of 42
Guys lets stop for a second.
Diamond, simpsonator.
You guys have to ask yourselves.
Where is OP????

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Well my mistake. You can get a pair of them for the same price as a 6970 and they do perform better. However, I still believe it is worth going 6970 for the simple fact that the price on them will drop when the 7000 series is released and xfire 6970s yield great performance for an upgrade down the road when needed. That's just my opinion. The 6870 xfire isn't a bad idea either. Just less wiggle room down the road when you need more performance.
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Well my mistake. You can get a pair of them for the same price as a 6970 and they do perform better. However, I still believe it is worth going 6970 for the simple fact that the price on them will drop when the 7000 series is released and xfire 6970s yield great performance for an upgrade down the road when needed. That's just my opinion. The 6870 xfire isn't a bad idea either. Just less wiggle room down the road when you need more performance.
I agree with above completely.

Guys I guess it's up to OP to decide. We have given op tons of information as to what they can purchase.

I say a job well done!
     
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post #30 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
Guys lets stop for a second.
Diamond, simpsonator.
You guys have to ask yourselves.
Where is OP????

Great debate btw diamond, I like the points your brining up, this all helps OP in the end. And I hope everyone is feeling broship. I'm sorry if I come off as a douche. We're all friends here
lol XD idk where OP is. Prob asleep
Yeah it will all help the op in the end. Great to see all sides of it. And don't worry, you don't come off as a douche, it's all good.
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