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Ya, hoping to stay slightly below $350. =\
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I got a 6950 if you want it. 150 + shipping.
 
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Its tempting, but i was never entirely sold on the 69xx series
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Get the 7950
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Quote:
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Get the 7950

Will likely overnight it. The Gigabyte one looks decidedly better, but I've only owned their mobos, never GPUs.
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Will likely overnight it. The Gigabyte one looks decidedly better, but I've only owned their mobos, never GPUs.


The gigabyte 7950 is kind of noisy, if that matters to you.
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Really? Everything I've read says that This is one of the quietest ones.
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Not sure where you read that, but i've read it and the msi twinfrozr are 2 of the loudest 7950's, except the reference design.

It's not extremely loud by any means, but there are quieter choices available, ill just list a few and you can take a look, ill be sure to list ones that also have good cooling performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121716 Asus 7950 directcu2 (expensive for a 7950)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131478 Powercolor PCS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420 HIS IceQ boost (my personal favorite, has great temp at 100% load @ 62c, and only 38 decibels under full load.)


For reference Gigabyte's 7950 gets about 43 decibels under load, just what i read, that it was kind of noisy in a couple reviews. Just figured i'd throw some other choices out there honestly though, now seeing the actual decibel level of the gigabyte, it's kind of dumb to call it "noisy."
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I would go with a 7950 because of its price/performance. If you want more you could always add another one later.

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http://www.techspot.com/review/496-amd-radeon-7950/page9.html It says it ran silent and hit 59C, but you can get it down to 46 if you turn the fans up.
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