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Which of these XFX 6950 should I get? I have to have the 1GB model as I am limited to under 270mm, and the 2GB is over the size limit. I am more concerned which is runs quieter and cooler, as overclock-ability is not that important. I want to go into crossfire (getting a new motherboard soon), I am also open to other 6950/70 suggestions, as long as it's 270mm.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...X&promoid=1293
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...X&promoid=1293
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...X&promoid=1293
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id go http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...X&promoid=1293 will be faster
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get the reference one http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...X&promoid=1293 and unlock it to a 6970
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yeah you should go with a ref 2GB model so you can unlock it to a 6970, I went with the msi ones...

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Last I heard you cannot unlock the 1 GB. Has that changed?
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No he hasnt change you mus get to the 2go
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Since people obviously don't read the original post.. go with the dual fan one. I just bought the same one for the same reason as you, space limitations. It should work very well, the dual fans should keep it nice and cool as well as being quieter than the reference. I picked mine up for $229 after rebate so you really can't beat that.
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PCS++ 6950 2GB and off you go!
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post #9 of 11
Go for the Dual fan XFX. Better coooling, meaning less degrees, less noise and the difference is not much.

The best cards to make the Unlock stuff are the Sapphire ones.

Also, In my knowledge, the 6950 2gb model ONLY! is a canditate for unlocking to a 6970 2gb.

I don´t know anything about any kind of process of unlock in the 6950 1gb. Maybe you can´t.
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The 1GB can't be unlocked.
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