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I have compiled the following rig:

ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Professional
ASUS BC-08B1LT
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 kit
Intel Core i7 2600K
Samsung Spinpoint F3 EcoGreen 2TB


The only thing I miss is a video card and I really wonder what I should do .....
My budget for the video card is 500 euros and I was thinking to wait for the gtx560 in SLI but if I look the 6950 in CF is also a stunner. Or should I wait for dual-GPU cards to come out (GTX595/6990)?
Since I am a watercooling these cards (and CPU) I preffer for a dual-GPU so I only need 1 waterblock but on the otherhand having 2 isnt such a big problem.

What do you recommend me?

Cheers Perry. (Sorry for the English)
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6950 in Crossfire, try and unlock them too
    
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
6950 in Crossfire, try and unlock them too
Is it easy to unlock them and is it dangerous ?
Edit :
And if I unlock them can I still overclock them ?
Edited by Hoesa - 1/7/11 at 3:17pm
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I don't think it was very hard at all, just flashing the BIOS to the 6970 BIOS. They also made it pretty safe since the cards have dual BIOS, means if one goes bad, still has another to work with.
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
I don't think it was very hard at all, just flashing the BIOS to the 6970 BIOS. They also made it pretty safe since the cards have dual BIOS, means if one goes bad, still has another to work with.
Yea I read that so is it smart to buy now two 6950 or wait for 560 to come ?
And one thing I was wondering if you flash to 6970 do you need the 6970 drivers ?
And is there still the possibility to overclock ?
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Perry, unlocking the 6950 allows you to , effectively, turn it into a 6970..... both cards share the same core..........
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Perry, unlocking the 6950 allows you to , effectively, turn it into a 6970..... both cards share the same core..........
Ok thats good I consider those then.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoesa View Post
Yea I read that so is it smart to buy now two 6950 or wait for 560 to come ?
And one thing I was wondering if you flash to 6970 do you need the 6970 drivers ?
And is there still the possibility to overclock ?
The drivers are the same...

You download Catalyst, it detects your graphics hardware, and then makes the necessary adjustment to the driver.

The same Catalyst that works with my HD4550 works with HD6970...
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