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I'd say 6950 no matter what. You never know when you'll need more Vram.
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I'd say 6950 no matter what. You never know when you'll need more Vram.
The only thing that's pulling me back is the cooling.. I would not like a 6950 that has high idles and blasts ridiculously high when under load. Can anybody confirm their 6950 temps in mid-tower cases? Also, how many fans and how are you using the fans(push/pull)?
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Gigabyte's may release a Windforce 3x? :*D. For now the Twin Frozr should be good but it's also $30 more. Openbox Newegg, anyone?
I haven't news, but I would not see a reason they would not. The best 6950 I know of is the PCS++ by PowerColor. It has non-reference cooling like twin frozr II, dual bios with main bios already fully unlocked, and 2 year warranty.
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The only thing that's pulling me back is the cooling.. I would not like a 6950 that has high idles and blasts ridiculously high when under load. Can anybody confirm their 6950 temps in mid-tower cases? Also, how many fans and how are you using the fans(push/pull)?
My card is idling at 41°C and under load it's everything from 65-70°C. Not bad imo.

I have the lanboy though, great airflow.
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If I can manage to put one of my fans right below the 6950's cooler would that help in any significant way?

And responding to Tunechi, is the PCS++ out yet?
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If I can manage to put one of my fans right below the 6950's cooler would that help in any significant way?

And responding to Tunechi, is the PCS++ out yet?
Nope, I'm waiting for a release date, hoping it comes out soon.
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Nope, I'm waiting for a release date, hoping it comes out soon.
I guess I'll just stick to playing on my Laptop. How much do you think it'll be? And how accessible would the switch be?
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have a antec 300 with to coolermaster fans in the front area(for HD cooling) as well as the standard fans that come with it... and never had issues with temps...
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post #19 of 21
Go grab another 6850 off ebay. Newegg is selling brand new HIS 6850s under random names for $140 shipped

I just got two and they both came in newegg packaging with UPS labels of Newegg to my door
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6950 idles at 30 degree and load max I have seen is 65 degree. Mostly around 55 - 60. I use MSI afterburner to control fan speed. Usually fan speed is around 40 - 45% and so is quiet.
Even without flash, I believe HD 6950 2 GB performs better than 560. But you can do a search and find out the reviews.
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