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post #1 of 18
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i want to get a 6950 2GB since now i have 3 monitors

should i get the $280 Sapphire or the $320 MSI Twin Frozr
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post #2 of 18
twin frozer the cooling for that is generally the best
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post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strelok View Post
i want to get a 6950 2GB since now i have 3 monitors

should i get the $280 Sapphire or the $320 MSI Twin Frozr
That's your preference. The sapphire is a solid reference card, I have two of em. I love MSI's cooling though. Are you sure the TF edition unlocks? ARe you even going to try and do that?
    
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post #4 of 18
280$? its 256$ after MIR on the egg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

320$? 284$ after MIR also on the egg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127562

Depends.
Pushing a big overclock w/ possible volt inrease get the MSI card
Small to moderate overclock Sapphire
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator View Post
That's your preference. The sapphire is a solid reference card, I have two of em. I love MSI's cooling though. Are you sure the TF edition unlocks? ARe you even going to try and do that?
i wasnt planning on trying to unlock it

im perfectly happy with high settings at 35 FPS but i want eyefinity
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Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
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16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
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23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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post #6 of 18
Also, your PSU is going to be pushing it for a 6950. 500w is the recommended min for that card. http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...6970-review/11 9
(" Radeon HD 6950 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit.")
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
Also, your PSU is going to be pushing it for a 6950.
yeah i considered that and the fact that my case only has 12" between the back plate and the HDD bay

i think i can get away with it, well, hope i can get away with it.
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16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strelok View Post
yeah i considered that and the fact that my case only has 12" between the back plate and the HDD bay

i think i can get away with it, well, hope i can get away with it.
see my post again, edited with some more info.
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post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
see my post again, edited with some more info.
ive tried every PSU calculator online talked to everyone i know who knows hardware and i should be fine

besides my CPU is only 80watt
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i7 2600k @ 4.5gHz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB 
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16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
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Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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i7 2600k @ 4.5gHz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133 500GB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 1TB Spinpoint f3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional 23" Vizio 1080p 24" Asus 1080p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Vizio 1080p Logitech G110 XFX Black Edition 750w Semi-Modular Silverstone FT03 Black 
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post #10 of 18
Sapphire see Sig lol
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