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post #1 of 23
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What brand should I go for?

Sapphire/HIS/ASUS/Powercolor? Or any other? They all look the same, the ASUS and Powercolor is abit more expencive, but I don't mind.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...us_Plus/1.html

Main BIOS is unlocked already, secondary is a backup stock BIOS, voltage control, non-reference dual fan cooler, 2 year warranty. Can't be purchased yet though as far as I know of.
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post #3 of 23
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I need to buy it today. Sending my 6850 asap and will be running on a 5770. Need the new card before a cup im playing in.
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post #4 of 23
I suppose ASUS has the best customer service out of those 4 brands.
    
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post #5 of 23
I got a Powecolor because it was the cheapest. But i have an Asus motherboard had to rma it once but there warranty and support is brilliant.
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post #6 of 23
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Guess I'll try ASUS this time then. It will probably look neat with my mobo aswell

Anyone gotten any troubble after flashing it to 6970 yet btw? I noticed 6970 got one 8-pin and a 6-pin whine 6950 got 2x 6-pin power connectors.
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post #7 of 23
i never have good luck with Asus video cards i would go for Saphhire, MSI or gigabyte
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post #8 of 23
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It's just a different sticker, isnt it? )
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post #9 of 23
yes the reference ones are all the same. IMO go with whatever would be easier to RMA in your country (if RMA ever becomes necessary).

Now, the PCS+ is nicer (much lower temps and quieter), but I don't know if it unlocks?
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post #10 of 23
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I can get the ASUS 6950 2GB at my local store for 392.2USD (same as the cheapest inet-store in Norway). I guess its easyer to RMA if I don't need to ship it myself. But does it unlock?

The sapphire-card is 34 dollar cheaper but ONE YEAR less warranty. So i think I'm going for the 6950 here. Just googling around abit to find out how good the ASUS card unlocks etc.
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