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With the force as my ally, might luck into a MSI 6950 2GB instead of 6870, how's MSI

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If someone loan's me $27, next week I'll get a MSI 6950 2GB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-555-_-Product


instead of the sapphire 6870.


Should I worry about anything with a reference MSI card?
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Nothing to worry about just don't flash it with the 6970 bios use the shader mod instead.
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I got that card! It unlocks and runs great. Unfortunately i didn't get a good chip =( 860 core is the max it will do stable even with voltage. Booo! But runs great otherwise. I have also had good experience with rma's. Had an older card and when it started going out (artifacting) They sent me a new one in 2 weeks!! But for $27 it is definitely worth going 6950 vs 6870 no matter what brand!
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Well its done, next week I'll order that on sale MSI 6950 2GB, or some other 6950 2GB within few dollars of its price.

Thing only short term worry is the noise level of the blowers some talk of.

For a while I used to game with my 5670 fan @ 90-100%.

I knew that was way too loud, so when I got a front fan modded in, I use 70% in BFBC2, and the temp reaches 45-49C


On 100% in furmark, it would get to 54C.

But I will watercooler 1 card for sure, when I CF this beast.
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