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Im between four different 6950's. Ordering two.

Visiontek:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-171-_-Product
Imo this is the best looking. Dont know how good Visiontek's customer service is. You dont really see alot of Visiontek cards floating around either.

Asus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-416-_-Product
Obviously for the voltage control. I do plan on slapping some waterblocks on these and make my 360 do some work. Only thing i dont like about the Asus is i heard they're rma's is a pain.

Sapphire:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-416-_-Product
Hands down ugliest card. I've had a good two year run on my Sapphire 4870. time to retire it

Msi:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-555-_-Product
yep.
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post #2 of 12
I'd say go for the ASUS. They're really solid and great for overclocking. The packaging is also really nice.
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post #3 of 12
Asus or Sapphire, isn't the Sapphire having some kind of rebate? When I got mine, I got a free 8GB USB stick and like a $15 rebate. Too bad the Asus was out of stock when I got mine, or else I would have picked that.
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post #4 of 12
They're all the same. Buy the card with the best warranty.

This might interest you http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-r6...-ii-oc-review/

There's only 1 fault to that card... you can't unlock the shader.
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post #5 of 12
U cant unlock the MSI cards to a 6970. I would stick with Asus or Sapphire
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post #6 of 12
ur Sapphire link is linked to Asus lol. Sapphire has rebate and a free 8GB usb drive I believe. also the card will be facing down anyway, cant see it. plus i dont think it looks that bad
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post #7 of 12
I say XFX, Sapphire, or MSI.

Sapphire overall quality
MSI non-reference cooling (Twin Frozr II)
XFX for double life time warranty
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
I say XFX, Sapphire, or MSI.

Sapphire overall quality
MSI non-reference cooling (Twin Frozr II)
XFX for double life time warranty
Oh right that's also a good point. The MSI Twin Frozr 2 coolers on their 6950 is really nice for keeping it cool after a nice overclock.
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post #9 of 12
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Okay, I think im going for the Asus guys. After some of the XFX threads I've seen of late i wouldnt touch one with a 10 foot pole. The MSI Twin Frozr is nice but i plan on getting some waterblocks.
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Visiontek has a lifetime warranty.
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