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So my 8800 GT released the magic blue smoke

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As the title says my BFG 8800GT released its magical smoke I tried to put it back in but alas was unable to. So I have been scouring the nets trying to decide on a new card and figured what better place to get some input then here. I know this question has been asked many times and I have scoured many of them.

I really have no preference on AMD or Nvidia and I have a few cards that I have been thinking of but I kind of wanted to see your opinions.

Budget max $400 for graphics card and a new power supply. This will be for the sig rig.
    
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PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W


GPU:ASUS 6950 2GB

Unlock the 6950 to a 6970 using this guide.

6950 to 6970 mod
Edited by adizz - 3/11/11 at 10:05am
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Although keep in mind unlocking the 6950 doesn't always work (I've had experience )
The 6970 has tighter memory timings if I remember correctly, and a higher memory voltage etc. Anyways. If that fails. You can always just unlock the extra shaders via a 6950 BIOS Mod (Which I successfully did).
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Why get a new PSU? Grab 470 SLI and be done with it.
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A new PSU because I do not really trust the rocketfish to be able to handle the new cards plus the lack of the extra 6 pin for most good cards. It just seems like a good idea have been really wanting a nice modular cable system for a while too so this seems like a good time to do it.
    
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