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For my birthday coming up, my parents said that they would buy me another 6970 to crossfire with the one I already have. Trouble is, they're rather difficult to locate for a decent price. I was hoping to find one for around $350 (or less and including shipping, taxes, etc.) and haven't found much. I'd prefer not to ship overseas, and if I buy used I want some kind of short warranty that way I can see if it works or not, and still have time to get a refund if not. Any ideas on where to get one would be great, and yes, I do know what ebay is lol.
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Where do you live? 6970s are only going for around $200 max now. I got my 2nd 6950 for only $130.
    
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where did you get a 6950 for $130? I'm looking to xfire soon and can't find much below $200 (newegg). I live in Texas, did you use ebay or something similar and buy used?
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I had a similar issue a few weeks ago wih my 5850. Given, it's much older than the 6970. After encountering ridiculous prices for another one, I ended up selling mine on eBay, where I got a pretty good price for it and upgraded to a new card. Any chance your parents will buy you a new model if you chip in?
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did you look in the OCN marketplace, i think theres a couple in there. do a search in the video section and the full systems section as in the full systems some people will part out smile.gif
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@ICrap, was this a new card? If so please post links. My 2nd card was about 207. with promo code then 30.00 rebate and 2 games. It was still selling @ 25x.xx on newegg without sales.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549
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@casualnerd, I was thinking the same thing. There are people wanting to upgrade to crossfire and paying premium prices for it now. You might be able to get a single killer 7000 series card. That would be an awesome upgrade with future upgrade options.
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where did you get a 6950 for $130? I'm looking to xfire soon and can't find much below $200 (newegg). I live in Texas, did you use ebay or something similar and buy used?

I bought the card here on the OCN market, used.
    
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For my birthday coming up, my parents said that they would buy me another 6970 to crossfire with the one I already have. Trouble is, they're rather difficult to locate for a decent price. I was hoping to find one for around $350 (or less and including shipping, taxes, etc.) and haven't found much. I'd prefer not to ship overseas, and if I buy used I want some kind of short warranty that way I can see if it works or not, and still have time to get a refund if not. Any ideas on where to get one would be great, and yes, I do know what ebay is lol.

bad idea to go HD 6970 CF. sell your HD 6970 and get a HD 7950 OC and overclock it. the sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition and Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce are good options. In the latest DX11 games like BF3, Crysis 2, Batman AC a HD 7950 voltage overclocked to 1.15 to 1.2 Ghz can easily keep up with HD 6970 CF.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Vapor-X/9.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Vapor-X/31.html

BF3 1920 X 1200 4x AA

HD 6970 - 41.3 fps
HD 7950 (1135) - 74.8 fps

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_hd_7950_iceq_turbo_review,19.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_hd_7950_iceq_turbo_review,23.html

Crysis 2 DX 11 Ultra 4x AA

HD 6970 - 36
HD 7950 (1125 Mhz) - 71

CF scaling is normally around 1.8 - 1.9x. But in few games CF scaling is quite poor and in few other games CF just does not work. Anyday a fast single GPU is always the better option than a dual GPU solution. No micro stuttering or CF profile availability issues with a single GPU. a HD 6970 can fetch you around USD 150 - 170 in the used market. Spend another 150 bucks and grab a HD 7950 OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

plus the HD 7950 is coming with sleeping dogs game. one of the sleeper hits of 2012. fantastic game. overall amazing value for your money . get a HD 7950 OC thumb.gif
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