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Can I get a second opinion on making sure everything is good and ready to checkout for my friends build?

Thanks for your time

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=21510167
post #2 of 6
This:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125401

Faster, OCable, less heat, less noise and cheaper + CUDA.
Edited by ronnin426850 - 10/29/11 at 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
This:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125401

Faster, OCable, less heat, less noise and cheaper + CUDA.
The Gigabyte has 3 fans that are rated to be pretty quiet, it's pre overclocked and has a margin still for more OC due to the bin, and the 6950 in bechmarks rates higher than a 560 ti. Unless I'm unaware of this certain card?
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Originally Posted by Brien View Post
The Gigabyte has 3 fans that are rated to be pretty quiet, it's pre overclocked and has a margin still for more OC due to the bin, and the 6950 in bechmarks rates higher than a 560 ti. Unless I'm unaware of this certain card?
3 fans are always more noisy than 2 fans The 560Ti is also Gigabyte, so the fans will be the same quality.

The 560Ti has more OC headroom due to lower TDP and temps, and also is faster on stock:
(the benchmark site is giving me the 500 error, so I can't link you, but Finf 6950 1Gb and 560Ti on http://www.hwcompare.com and see for yourself )
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Originally Posted by Brien View Post
Did you scroll down? Because it seems they share a blow.
Here's the bench I was trying to link, it works now:
http://www.hwcompare.com/8889/geforc...adeon-hd-6950/

Anyway, for 299$ there is GTX570, which is most definitely faster than the 6950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500215

It's not that I'm an nV fanboy, just the high 6xxx series are hot and noisy, and perform like mid-range GTX5xx ...

EDIT: There is something strange with that Anandtech bench, it shows 560ti having higher power consumption than the 6950, which can't be right.
Edited by ronnin426850 - 10/29/11 at 1:45pm
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