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So I got a $45 Newegg Gift card. I am looking at getting a 6950 even though I know it won't be that much of an upgrade. I was curious if anyone had any thoughts for an upgrade to my sig rig around the $300 range.

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What monitor are you using?
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Which monitor?
I'd at least get some more RAM but my usage pattern requires more than 4GB.
Not sure about yours
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Actually a 6950 would be a good upgrade if you unlock it to a 6970
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Using an Acer 21.5 5ms 1080p. Just bought it a month ago.

EDIT: My usage is pretty low.
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post #6 of 8
If you can afford it then it'll be a decent upgrade. In terms of performance you might only get 10% however if you unlock and overclock that could turn to 25-30% especially at higher resolutions. Then you get no driver CF hassles, microstutter and no bad CF scaling in some games and much better min fps. I'd say go for it.
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I'd love to buy a water cooling kit, but I can't seem to find one on newegg
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post #8 of 8
GIGABYTE 6950, it's cheaper and a nice card with 2GB memory.
Though I expect their non-reference card much. But it's still a good choice to you.
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