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I don't know if this is the right place to post this. If its not i'm sorry.

Ok so i'm picking up a Sapphire 6950 this weekend and want to know which would be the best place to pick it up from. Im looking for good customer service and good price.

These are the 3 places I looked at. (Feel free to let me know if you guys have better choices)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...913&CatId=2306

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-914-_-Product

vs



Newegg is the most expensive if you go with a MIR, but I <3 newegg
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Snag the one from Tiger man. I've bought a lot of components from them over the years. Never had a problem when I had to RMA. Their shipping isn't quite as prompt, but they're still a reputable e-tailer.

Then once you have that card, be sure to flash that puppy. There's a guide in my sig.
    
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Snag the one from Tiger man. I've bought a lot of components from them over the years. Never had a problem when I had to RMA. Their shipping isn't quite as prompt, but they're still a reputable e-tailer.

Then once you have that card, be sure to flash that puppy. There's a guide in my sig.
Yea thats the reason i'm getting a 2GB (=

But alright, i'll just try Tigerdirect for the first time.

Thanks!! +Rep!
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Yea thats the reason i'm getting a 2GB (=

But alright, i'll just try Tigerdirect for the first time.

Thanks!! +Rep!
I would get it from newegg brother get an open box for about $215
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post #5 of 14
Tiger because it is cheapest.

Really no reason to choose one retailer over annother. They are all good.
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No Tiger for me as being Illinois resident, I have to pay sales tax. So, I get mine from newegg or amazon. Seems amazon is turning out more sweeter because of the 30 day return without having to pay shipping (no personal experience yet though).
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Do you have a microcenter store near you? Find one in the store that has a good rebate and have them match neweggs price. Just have to pay tax instead of shipping, which I consider same day delivery/pickup fee.
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Hey sorry about not getting back to you on the 6950 but after further reads and stuff I just decided to keep it & forget about 3D just because prices of getting a new monitor & glasses are insane.

Anyways you know I have the Sapphire 6950 & I got mine from Newegg. Either choice is fine but I prefer Egg. All I did was unlock my Shaders & oc alittle I didnt do a full BIOS flash to 6970 because in hearing & reading a ton of horror stories or peoples cards overtime just losing performance.
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Hey sorry about not getting back to you on the 6950 but after further reads and stuff I just decided to keep it & forget about 3D just because prices of getting a new monitor & glasses are insane.

Anyways you know I have the Sapphire 6950 & I got mine from Newegg. Either choice is fine but I prefer Egg. All I did was unlock my Shaders & oc alittle I didnt do a full BIOS flash to 6970 because in hearing & reading a ton of horror stories or peoples cards overtime just losing performance.
It's ok. Figured you were keeping it.

So once I get it I shouldn't flash the bios??
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You can just unlock the shaders instead of full 6970 bios. Much safer imo. No horror stories there.
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