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NCIX had another sale on these over last weekend, so I picked one up. I was expecting a reference design, however it looks like the shroud/pcb color is different compared to the original reference release. Looking at the msi website, they have both the reference and redesigned shroud displaying on the product page (http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5.html), the new one is on the left.

Does anyone know if these are still based on a reference design or is the pcb/etc different? The follow up question to this is if anyone has any luck flashing the GHz bios onto them.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5 1.32v P8Z68-V PRO MSI 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II GSkill 4x4 GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 320 80 GB Western Digital SiliconEdge 256 GB Samsung F3 1TB Raid 1 Samsung F3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Something Cheap NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro 64bit Achieva ShiMian QH270-Lite/Acer AL2616W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 Corsair AX850 Corsair 600t White Corsair M90 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer ExactMat Asus Xonar DS ATH-AD700 
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