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Which is better? Asus reference 6950 or the DCII? I know the DCII will cool better but do you lose anything like unlocking or overclocking or anything?
I'm sending back my Asus 6950 to Newegg because there is a problem with it and thought if the DCII was better maybe I could ask them if I pay the difference if I could upgrade.
 
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Which is better? Asus reference 6950 or the DCII? I know the DCII will cool better but do you lose anything like unlocking or overclocking or anything?
I'm sending back my Asus 6950 to Newegg because there is a problem with it and thought if the DCII was better maybe I could ask them if I pay the difference if I could upgrade.
Well there are a few things to consider. If you ever plan to Crossfire and your PCI-E lane spacing will put the cards on top of each other, you will want the reference cooling design since it exhausts most heat out the back of the case.

That being said, the DCII cooler is superior to the reference cooling. If you don't plan to Crossfire, get it no questions asked. If you do plan to crossfire but you have a motherboard with decent PCI-E spacing, get it.

Pretty much, just go DCII
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Thanks for the info. Do you anything about newegg policies? Is that something they may even do? I mean I could have choose to get a refund so I don't see why I couldn't put that money towards a new card.
 
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And also, I'm not gonna CF, I just don't want to loose any features
 
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Thanks for the info. Do you anything about newegg policies? Is that something they may even do? I mean I could have choose to get a refund so I don't see why I couldn't put that money towards a new card.
Newegg's customer support is tops..get someone in chat or on the phone and explain your situation and they will tell you everything you want to know.
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