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post #1 of 13
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I'm looking at getting 2 graphics cards to drop into my rig I've been looking at this ASUS EAH6850 which I really like the look of but have also seen MSI 6850 Cyclone too.

Which do I go for, help me decide!
post #2 of 13
The cheaper one? They are both good brands and have similar warranties.

If you are going for the most overclocking potential get the one that has more gpu power phases. I just skimmed threw those reviews and it looks like the Asus has 3 and the MSI has 6? I would look further into it but I am off to bed.
Edited by Blackout51 - 12/31/10 at 2:55am
    
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post #3 of 13
the cheap one? lol. both have good coolers. they both use great components and both have around the same warranty
post #4 of 13
Why not just go with a 6950 and then unlock it to a 6970 and then just chuck another one in later when you have the extra cash
post #5 of 13
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Why not just go with a 6950 and then unlock it to a 6970 and then just chuck another one in later when you have the extra cash
or this^ lol. i forgot all about that. but some countries the prices are diff so maybe its out of his pice range
post #6 of 13
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or this^ lol. i forgot all about that. but some countries the prices are diff so maybe its out of his pice range
Either way a 6950 would be cheaper than 2x 6850's wouldn't it...
post #7 of 13
Meh, I wouldn't take either of them. The reference cooler is way better IMO.

6950 and unlock to 6970.
post #8 of 13
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Meh, I wouldn't take either of them. The reference cooler is way better IMO.

6950 and unlock to 6970.
yeaaaaaaa!!! my ideas ftw!!!
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post
Meh, I wouldn't take either of them. The reference cooler is way better IMO.

6950 and unlock to 6970.
no offence but where do find a ref cooler?? closest thing i know is the toxic version that i wish was at my store a week earlier than it was in stock...
post #10 of 13
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Ok so it sounds like 6950 to 6970 is a good idea looking at the performance increase its no wonder either, how do i flash it? thanks for all suggestions so far...
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