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Your spending all this money on a 1k cpu why get a antec earth power psu? Get a gold rated corsair, silverstone or seasonic. Btw i like the iMac + 980x theme here!
^8

I know it's not the best PSU, but it can run crossfire 6970's (the most I'll ever use), and I got it on sale for $35 on black friday, otherwise I would have gotten a seasonic or corsair.
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Why spend the money on a 6970? A 6950 is cheaper and can easily be flashed to a 6970.
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Wack an SSD in there.. that Mac monitor is beautiful...
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Why spend the money on a 6970? A 6950 is cheaper and can easily be flashed to a 6970.
why does everyone suggest this like if your not flashing your 6950, your doing something wrong. Not everyone wants to maybe?

Monitor is great I really wish some company would release a 23-24" IPS 120hz panel... want nowwww

A better quality PSU and a SSD would make that system perfect. Id want the best in power for my $1k CPU. Its kind of amusing seeing the world "sale" and "980x" in the same post (refering to ur psu pickup.)

Regardless, nice
Edited by rmp459 - 3/3/11 at 6:42am
    
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Why spend the money on a 6970? A 6950 is cheaper and can easily be flashed to a 6970.
Stability and overclockability, and I bought it before anyone knew about the 6950 flash. In the future I'm thinking about selling my 6970 and i'll eventually just go all out on a 3GB GTX 580.
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post #26 of 78
A 6950 flashed to a 6970 isn't a 6970.

Nobody knows the long term affects of flashing, and the memory is of a cheaper quality so running it heavier with the 6970 bios could eventually corrupt the entire card.

I think he went with the right choice.

Awesome monitor, and I hope you enjoy the i7 980x. Welcome to the club

P.S. If I had known about the Phantom 3GB GTX 580, I would have waited. I really wanted more memory than the 1.5 GB although for a single monitor is way more than enough.
Edited by RagingCain - 3/3/11 at 6:46am
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Why spend the money on a 6970? A 6950 is cheaper and can easily be flashed to a 6970.
^^This^^
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A 6950 flashed to a 6970 isn't a 6970.

Nobody knows the long term affects of flashing, and the memory is of a cheaper quality so running it heavier with the 6970 bios could eventually corrupt the entire card.

I think he went with the right choice.
May not be a true 6970 but close enough. It's justified by $50+ saved. I consider the long term risks worth it plus I don't see myself with this card for more than three years anyway.
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post #29 of 78
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May not be a true 6970 but close enough. It's justified by $50+ saved. I consider the long term risks worth it plus I don't see myself with this card for more than three years anyway.
When I built my system I agree, I probably will be on to something new in three years, but I like to see my gear last longer.

There is nothing wrong with saving a little money, but if the card burns out before even a year is up, (not saying it will) then its a bit of a bummer.

At least with the 6970, it gets the higher quality memory and memory controller, and is not voiding his warranty so if it burns out in a year, you get it replaced.

You may say you can flash back, but if the card is physically damage, 99% chance it won't be able too.

Thats not worth it for performance that can be almost attainable from OCing a 6950, thats just my opinion.
Edited by RagingCain - 3/3/11 at 7:06am
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Yeah, I'm upgrading from the 4850m on my iMac , I know i maybe didn't get the best "value" but the 6970 is perfectly fine for me.
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