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Hey OCN,
Convince me a reason why I would need another 6950. I recently bought one and am totally satiated with it. But I feel like with the chances of the 6950 unlocking are getting slimmer, I'm losing out on a deal. Do you think I should just bite the bullet and buy another 6950 just be happy for now, wait for the prices to drop and buy a 6970 and eventually cf that? I don't necessarily have plans to go eyefinity but there is a chance that I might later on down the road. I also ordered a 6970 full EK water block for my single 6950 so if I do buy another one, I will also need to buy another water block.
So what do you guys think?

CN: Spend another 400 on graphics or not?
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If all your game is running 60+ on max settings then there is no reason to get a 2nd card. Wait till the price drop then add another.
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If u were cool then u would get the 2nd game
    
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thats some good persuasion right there
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Wait until price drops, 6950 is good for now.
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post #6 of 10
Also chicks dig guys with lots of graphics power in their computer.

Also 400$ where?
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post #7 of 10
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300 for the gpu and 100 for the waterblock. My system would look pretty funny with just one gpu watercooled haha.

its understandable for women to get aroused by high graphics power. Afterall kids on ocn drool over it.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrotes View Post
If u were cool then u would get the 2nd game
Or 3...

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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Wait until price drops, 6950 is good for now.
When that happens, unlocking will be gone. 260 after rebate from Amazon is pretty damn, cheap anyways.

OP, if yer thinking about it, just do it while the revised pcb hasn't releassed yet. The longer you wait the lower your chances get for an unlockable card.
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post #9 of 10
Ya know, I don't think there's going to be a "unlock-able"revision for the reference model.

I think it's a marketing scheme to increase the sale of the 6950, Which they succeeded in doing. Why wouldn't AMD correct the problem ASAP when their mid range model is achieving the same speed as their top model,6970, with a simple bios mod? Why did the reference model come with a dual bios switch? I mean they must be losing money right? if only that was the case....

The non reference model are most likely to be unlock-able along with the 1GB 6950 model. Then again, all this is just my opinion.
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post #10 of 10
ek already has revised waterblocks for the rev 2 pcb. It's coming.
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