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Oh damn. You did.
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post #12 of 19
Definitely go for the G. Skill RAM and overclock that thang - you will notice some differences
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by turtleslikejohn View Post
Definitely go for the G. Skill RAM and overclock that thang - you will notice some differences
Nothing insane. Gotta ask, is 25 bucks worth it? to me it is lol.

but search up bittech sandybridge memory in google for some info OP
    
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post #14 of 19
Unless you have a preference for Sapphire, this MSI 6950 would cost less overall.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post
Unless you have a preference for Sapphire, this MSI 6950 would cost less overall.
Not really.

This would be best for him


Keep in mind that Newegg taxes us. Amazon doesnt. The msi u linked after tax would be maybe more than amazon.

The one i linked should be better. saves 50 bucks after rebate?
    
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post #16 of 19
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Oh but wouldn't OCing it require increasing the (dram) voltage? (if i read correctly) which (not confirmed yet I guess) would damage the board if it's over 1.5v?
Also, I might just go for the $25 difference in fear that memory prices will rise because of the quake...

Also, how is MSI's 6950 compared to Sapphires or XFX (XFX and their lifetime)? As in quality and unlocking wise? Are any of them V2 which prevents the unlock?
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kick View Post
Not really.

This would be best for him

Amazon.com: MSI Radeon HD 2 GB DDR5 256 Bit PCI Express 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card R6950-2PM2D2GD5: Electronics

Keep in mind that Newegg taxes us. Amazon doesnt. The msi u linked after tax would be maybe more than amazon.

The one i linked should be better. saves 50 bucks after rebate?
I don't pay Cali tax, so it didn't come to mind. Good point
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post
I don't pay Cali tax, so it didn't come to mind. Good point
But there's a 10 dollar gift card with the newegg one, so it evens out...i think.

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Originally Posted by lunarpoc View Post
Oh but wouldn't OCing it require increasing the (dram) voltage? (if i read correctly) which (not confirmed yet I guess) would damage the board if it's over 1.5v?
Also, I might just go for the $25 difference in fear that memory prices will rise because of the quake...

Also, how is MSI's 6950 compared to Sapphires or XFX (XFX and their lifetime)? As in quality and unlocking wise? Are any of them V2 which prevents the unlock?

XFX doesnt do reference ones anymore ( I THINK ) msi's warranty is 3 years, serial base?

Sapphire's a bit different, but theyre regarded as number 1 in ATI cards so yeah.

U can go over 1.5v, 1.65v is fine.
    
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post #19 of 19
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Should I go for NVIDIA instead? I heard it's better (with the drivers and stuff):
such as this deal?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127564R
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