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Originally Posted by Ronin Tanker;12125466 
From what I understand, unlocking 6850's allows you to only run 1 unlocked not both. It's what I heard but not sure. If that is the case, maybe it is worth it just to buy 2 6870s. Buddy of mine was fortunate enough to get the ASUS 6870 model with the voltage adjustment and has the GPU clock to 1Ghz stable with little to no effort(water cooled).

if you're referring to the 6950 they can both be unlocked, however the beta AB does not currently support voltage control on xfire setups, which means you'll be stuck at somewhere between a 920-950 ceiling on the OC if you flash to the 6970 bios as opposed to just unlocking the shaders.

it's also important to mention that if you're looking @ the 6950 as an upgrade path, the window is closing soon for unlockable 6950's, so if you're going to be buying 2 to xfire, you should do it now.
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post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
ABout to go order parts....will update part list right before I order
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs;12125588 
6850s do not unlock. Only 6950. And yea, I would suggest a more powerful single card, than 2 less powerful ones. Other than that, looks good. Why the A-Data? Price?

Yea it was a typo, I meant 6950...oops
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ok, about to pull the pin on this purchase. let me know what everyone thinks
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post #15 of 16
Aside from the CAS8 ECOs choice (7-8-7 Ripjaws available for $5 less which should overclock better ... or the 7-8-7 ECOs for $5 more which overclock slightly better again) everything looks good to me thumb.gif
post #16 of 16
the f3 1tb drive is $15 more
well worth it imo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

and this ram is slightly less and faster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=gskill_1600_f3-_-20-231-303-_-Product
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
$65 7-8-7-24

edit: missed xd's post

add this code for 15% off the ram
DM15A0111US
Edited by ffejrxx - 1/25/11 at 4:00am
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