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Hi this will be a build for a cousin of myne; thank you

The specs on this rig will be like my one as you can see on my sig, and just what the title says.

Could you give me a hand with your knowledge and also asked ma cousin which he said can either be AMD or NVIDIA.

What caught my eye was the DC II 6950 or 560 DC II; 6950 can be unlocked where the 560 has Physx and Cuda.
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This: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/MSI+GeForce+GTX+560Ti+OC+Twin+FrozR+II+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47266

also, if anybody has had an experience with this card/Cooler:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Palit+GeForce+GTX+560Ti+%22448+Core%22+1280MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47346 please comment, this seems to be a monster deal!

I know its £10 over bufdget, but its a really good card for the money, but also, if you wait, the 69XX and 5XX will go down in price.
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but isn't the DC II better, what is the distinction between them.

My cousin has gtx 260 which he can use for physx along with the unlocked 6950 DCII
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post #4 of 11
2GB 6950 if you have to buy now, or wait till new series
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The DC II is a better cooler, but its a 3 slot cooler, which is a disadvantage

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My cousin has gtx 260 which he can use for physx along with the unlocked 6950 DCII

Great idea! But the DC II dosent have a great unlock rate, maybe look at this card if ou want to unlock

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/ATI/ATI+6900+Series/Sapphire+ATI+Radeon+HD+6950+%22Dual+Fan+Edition%22+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+with+FREE+DIRT3+%5B11188-05-50G%5D+?productId=43097
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I am not sure but the new series will be above his budget (HD7000s) and gtx 570 seems quite high but the DC II 6950 seems ok?? but we are concerned regarding the driver performance?
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post #8 of 11
You should stop assuming your 6950 will unlock, or you will be massively disappointed.
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we are concerned regarding the driver performance?

the AMD drivers have been refined for more than 12 months, they'll be fine, the only time the drivers may go haywire is if the game is brand new, and your running crossfire, and with the DC II is the worst possible cooler to crossfire with.
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You should stop assuming your 6950 will unlock, or you will be massively disappointed.
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Ya unlockable 6950's are rare these days. If you're looking for one though I can help out as I got one here that I am looking to sell.

Also 6950 DCII is a beast. Overclock it and it can perform as good as and better than a 6970 at stock.
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