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Reference cooling works great. Those are very ugly. (personal opinions are like....)

I'm not seeing the reason to get these over reference designs? Unlock is easy 1 click process, and OC is one click too.

Unless I missed something extra special besides.....

To each his own, I just think they should be cheaper for what you get....
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Reference cooling works great. Those are very ugly. (personal opinions are like....)

I'm not seeing the reason to get these over reference designs? Unlock is easy 1 click process, and OC is one click too.

Unless I missed something extra special besides.....

To each his own, I just think they should be cheaper for what you get....
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I'm disappointed.

The reference HD 6950 has been as low as $230.

The HD 6950 PCS++, at ~$300, isn't worth it. For about the same price, you could get a GTX 570 (whose MSI reference card has been as low as ~$280 with a free 16GB flash drive). The 570 is on par with the HD 6970.
If I recall you and Tunechi were PINING for this card...and now you are disappointed at the price?? Powercolor is essentially giving you a 6970 for a upper tier 6950 price and you are moaning about it??!!...Maybe you should have married the "girl next door" rather than waiting for the prom queen then...eh??
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Im going to be getting 2 6950s for my birthday, should I get these if I plan on water cooling in the slightly distant future? I'm trying to find a good 6950 that has water blocks avail, the EK blocks dont list very many as 'compatible'... I'm liking the looks of these and I have a CPU only loop so im not really concernd about the exhaust into the case... Please help me with a decision
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Im going to be getting 2 6950s for my birthday, should I get these if I plan on water cooling in the slightly distant future? I'm trying to find a good 6950 that has water blocks avail, the EK blocks dont list very many as 'compatible'... I'm liking the looks of these and I have a CPU only loop so im not really concernd about the exhaust into the case... Please help me with a decision
I am no watercooling expert by any means...but most wateblock coolers that initially come out are for reference card PCBs... Usually for unusual PCB cards..the waterblock manufactors have to custom make...or it is is a combination of generic parts...like ek copper ram sinks and a generic watercooled GPU setup...

This being a non reference setup...my guess is you will have a hard time finding a standard watercooling block for it...
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I am no watercooling expert by any means...but most wateblock coolers that initially come out are for reference card PCBs... Usually for unusual PCB cards..the waterblock manufactors have to custom make...or it is is a combination of generic parts...like ek copper ram sinks and a generic watercooled GPU setup...

This being a non reference setup...my guess is you will have a hard time finding a standard watercooling block for it...
I actually just realize that this is the 1gb version and I think I'm getting the 2gb models... hmmm, maybe twin froz for me...
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I actually just realize that this is the 1gb version and I think I'm getting the 2gb models... hmmm, maybe twin froz for me...
no...the PCS++ version is the 2GB version...just a non reference PCB and cooling setup
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this card is tempting.....at least it wont explode like the 570's
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no...the PCS++ version is the 2GB version...just a non reference PCB and cooling setup

LOL sorry, had to many tabs open at once and took a quick glance and posted before I realized it... Hmm, now just to concider the water cooling thing...
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And?
PCS++ HD6950 is same cost as all the other 6950s, it just doesn't have a mail-in rebate, but is much better than the rest.
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