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post #11 of 25
Meh I personally hate the 560 I think it's a demon spawn that need to die.. But what do I know ?
6950 1/2gb or 570 has my vote
     
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post

I looked in to the 6950 but if I went that route I would want the 2GB version and I don't think my case would fit it.
You are right. It won't fit.
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newegg having a sale on a HIS 6950 for 260. if only it fit your case.
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Thread Starter 
Ok guys.. looks like I'll probably do the 6950 2GB. A couple questions. Will my cpu be enough since it's OC'd to 3.71? What is a good case recommendation that will fit this card (>$150)? I'm kind of partial to Cooler Master as I've been very happy with their quality.

Or is there a card that will be a "good" upgrade but still fit in my case?
Edited by Mudfrog - 2/10/11 at 8:19am
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post #15 of 25
Owned both & cant complain about either.

Cooler Master 690 II advanced
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-216-_-Product
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/10/11 at 8:54am
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I have the Storm Scout and a 6950 2gb won't fit.
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post #17 of 25
I'd say wait until the 7000 series honestly... just ask yourself... what games can't you play on high?
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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
I'd say wait until the 7000 series honestly... just ask yourself... what games can't you play on high?
That's my take too. But some people insist on crazy levels of AA or if he's playing Metro 2033 at 2560 or something.
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
I have the Storm Scout and a 6950 2gb won't fit.
your correct that was a my fault.
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post #20 of 25
Everyone makes such a big deal out of unlocking the HD 6950. In all honesty, the HD 6950 1GB is great out of the box, nearly as cheap as the GTX 560 (cheaper if you can snag one for $240 AR) and performs better. When I unlocked my HD 6950 2GB (1GB wasn't out at the time or I would have saved some money and got that instead) I gained a whopping 2-3% in 3dmark (~800 points). The biggest gain was from my clock speed increase from 800 to 900. That 2-3% increase from unlocking was after my 900 core overclock. In reality, that unlock MIGHT get you 1 more FPS, whereas the overclock will get you much more.

True story.

Cases? HAF 912 or CM 690 II Advanced
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