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Any reason NOT to buy the MSI TwinFrozr II 6950?

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This card seems to have a much better than stock cooler.... I know it is not reference so lots of the cool tricks cannot be applied. But, the better cooling MIGHT allow for a better overclock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127562

If not TwinFrozr, which 6950 should I pick up?

I will +rep for good suggestions with some sort of logical explanation for your opinion
    
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There really isnt a reason not to buy it. Havent seen a bad Twin Frozr all my life and defenately the cooling solution Id recommend.
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Yea you can actully adjust voltage on this card, as with all MSI (custom) cards. If you need 2GB of vram, get this but make sure you get that rebate... Apparently MSI arent too "kind" in that area =o

However if you are gaming at 1080p or 1200p and dont plan to multi-screen, get this one . Its $240 after rebates, the cooler is great and you can adjust voltage with Sapphire Trixx (and most likely Afterburner too).
    
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I am gaming at 1080p, but really want the 2gb of memory just in case
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CerealKillah View Post
I am gaming at 1080p, but really want the 2gb of memory just in case
Well if you see yourself getting 1600p or higher then go for it, or if you see yourself getting an eyefinity setup, but honestly at 1080 or 1200 the 1GB card is better because its cheaper, quieter and cooler. As i 6950 owner i suggest that one.
Edited by Razi3l - 2/9/11 at 10:32am
    
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bwaaaa View Post
There really isnt a reason not to buy it. Havent seen a bad Twin Frozr all my life and defenately the cooling solution Id recommend.
Well I recommend Gigabyte's 3 fan wind-tunnel solution but the Twin Frozr is also a great cooler. The only incentive not to get it is because you have to pay for it really.
    
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post #8 of 16
I guessing it is the non-reference design. Only reasons I can think of NOT to do this route:
1. Not sure if you will be able to unlock shaders in a non-reference card.
2. Does not have the bios switch (someone plz confirm) if stuff goes fubar.
3. Watercooling issue if you want to go that route (??)
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off topic - I have a wow character in Thunderhorn realm that is Crealkiller - have not played for almost a year now.. Brought back memories.
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The one feedback on Newegg for this card says that the card cannot be flashed to unlock shaders. Can anyone comment on this?

Can only reference 6950s unlock shaders?
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