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post #1 of 6
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I am buying my 6950 tomorrow. Now here come the first question, which manufacturer. The choices are:

Asus
Sapphire
Xfx
And an unnamed card

After that I will have about £80 left. I know I could get a 6970 but I am planning to flash my 6950. My thoughts are either some new RAM perhaps some ripjaws 4gb or 8gb kit. My other thought was a new cooler like the corsair h50 or h70.

If you there is something you think I should upgrade instead please let me know.

Thank you all
    
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post #2 of 6
Get a H50 or H70. Cleans up the case a lot without a big cooler on their.
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post #3 of 6
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That was my thought
    
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post #4 of 6
XFX had bad reviews on ATI cards; I'd go with ASUS or the cheaper alternative.

I'm on that idea too; a good CPU cooler will clean up your case and make everything look nicer; plus you can brag that you have water in your PC
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post #5 of 6
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You know, if I sold my my iPhone instead of my HTC desire be I may be able to grab 2 x 6950's
    
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post #6 of 6
I wish I could sell my iPhone, just can't find any proper phones to replace it
Two definitly sounds better than one though!
Seems that you already have a good cooler; but otherwise an H70 would be nice to have
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60GB Vertex Turbo WD 1TB Black 500GB Scorpio Blue Stinger Hybrid 
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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