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Seems as though the 2GB 6950 is the way to go. I'm down to just deciding on a brand name. Kinda stuck between MSI and Sapphire. (Still undecided though)

Who has the best warranty and service after the sale?

Which one is the quietest?

Will a 6950 2gb fit in my case?

If there is a better card that I'm overlooking please feel free to let me know.

Here are the 2 I'm considering.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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post #2 of 7
The MSI will overvolt in Afterburner, sapphire might but maybe not. They are both pretty much the same.
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post #3 of 7
MSI has the better warranty and service. Essentially it's the same card other than that, just a different sticker.

Both cards are just as loud, because both are using the same reference cooler.

Yes, the card should fit in your case.


Note: MSI also has a nifty tool called Afterburner that also allows you to overvolt while staying within warranty parameters.
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The sapphire version can be 'very' loud at anything above 50%.

If the MSI version is less noisy, i'd go with it. EDIT: Nvm
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if you want quietter/cooler/cheaper look at H I S, usually 5-10% cheaper, i've owned 5670 CF'd and 6850 CF'd been happy with both save this ******* catalyst driver issue i'm having right now....

PS: if u want max preformance and arent against multi-gpu like alot of people are, i picked up 2x HIS 6850's on newegg for 330$...20$ cheaper than the 6970 and about 40% more preformance than the 6970...bang/buck...thats what i did
Edited by Rhenzinger - 2/8/11 at 9:22am
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Originally Posted by Rhenzinger View Post
if you want quietter/cooler/cheaper look at H I S, usually 5-10% cheaper, i've owned 5670 CF'd and 6850 CF'd been happy with both save this ******* catalyst driver issue i'm having right now....

PS: if u want max preformance and arent against multi-gpu like alot of people are, i picked up 2x HIS 6850's on newegg for 330$...20$ cheaper than the 6970 and about 40% more preformance than the 6970...bang/buck...thats what i did
If I went with 2 6850's wouldn't I need a bigger power supply, or would mine work?
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If I went with 2 6850's wouldn't I need a bigger power supply, or would mine work?
Yes, the one you have now should be fine.
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