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got one of these in my cart on newegg has anyone played with one of these yet? i think the dual fans will keep the temps down so the overclocking potential should be higher no? just lookin for everyones input before i pull the trigger, sig rig is for ffxiv only this card should do the trick right?
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They are top of the line cards. Go for it. MSI has done a great job with them.
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ok thankyou. purchased!
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post #4 of 28
I was thinking about it but decided to go for a reference design hoping for gold. If overclocks are your goal, I dont think it will do any better than the rest. If cooling is the goal, something from the aftermarket would do much better. If you dont plan on doing any of either, this will be a bit cooler than the reference design and you have a couple mhz over reference (which will be transparent to the end user).
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post #5 of 28
It's a great card, however they don't have the chance of unlocking to a 6970 like the 2GB reference models do.
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post #6 of 28
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i cant fit an aftermarket cooler (my sata drives will be unuseable and i need them for my ssd raid. i just want something that i can get decent overclock and will run cool in its stock form, the card does have 2gb of gddr5, a guy in the reviews has his running at 950/1350 and i think that will be more than enough for me, if i need more ill add a second one in crossfire, my board is setup in a way that if i run twi cards it makes them both run at 8x so would running two in crossfire be an improvement due to the slower speed??
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post #7 of 28
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am i better off with the sapphire 6950 2gb model, will the stock cooling be enough to clock it like a 6970 and play endless hours of games without melting it?
Edited by mechanix565 - 3/6/11 at 8:50pm
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post #8 of 28
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found another good option its a 6970 for only 30 dollars more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131385&cm_re=6970-_-14-131-385-_-Product

not much more expensive looks to be a good choice what do you guys think
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Quote:
Originally Posted by strap624;12638533 
They are top of the line cards. Go for it. MSI has done a great job with them.

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Why'd you tell him that? They're gimped rev2 boards.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mechanix565;12639115 
found another good option its a 6970 for only 30 dollars more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131385&cm_re=6970-_-14-131-385-_-Product

not much more expensive looks to be a good choice what do you guys think

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post #10 of 28
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i think im gonna pass on the 6950 and for a few more dollars go 6970 i think if i overclock that ill get better results with safer temps.
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