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Well after almost a week of research and reading the forums I decided on this one.

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

Seemed like the best bang for the buck....plus the price wasn't too bad.

Hoping it gets here before the fan on my current card bites the dust, LOL.
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If you can spend a bit more go with a 6970. Other then that you'll be very happy with the 6960
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If you can spend a bit more go with a 6970. Other then that you'll be very happy with the 6960
He can just flash it.
    
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He can just flash it.
This is true, some people don't like taking the risk though. To each his own.
post #5 of 15
6950 unlock give the same performance as a 6970 and they overclock about the same. The 6970 overclock more on the memory though.

BTW, flashing the bios is not a complicated process.
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This is true, some people don't like taking the risk though. To each his own.
You are right. No one knows the long term effects yet, but if it breaks you can just flip the bios switch and RMA it.
    
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post #7 of 15
Yea my sapphire card just like that one flashed. I did have trouble with the rom being erased from the card, I followed the guide that techpowerup wrote, super easy.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
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Dosen't need to flash it since it's an awesome card and for reference cards I think Sapphire is king for AMD in my own opinion. If he wanted non-reference cards I'd say MSI Twin Frozr II series again in my own opinion.

Great choice on the Sapphire you won't be disappointed.
     
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...us_Plus/1.html

^Best 6950 I know of, has everything.
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