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yea your right. well glad i just got the msi. hope it treats me nice...
Did you get it from Amazon? The MSI from tigerdirect is rev 2.
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newegg. reviews from 2 weeks ago says its good.

edit: checked and the switch is in the pics.
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newegg. reviews from 2 weeks ago says its good.
Newegg is a pain in the arse to deal with if you get one that doesn't flash. With Amazon you click a few buttons print out a packing slip, don't have to call in and chat complain they're charging you shipping and restocking, which they're entitled to if the card ain't broke.
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thats true but newegg has dirt cheap prices with $235 including mir and gift card... But otherwise i would and newegg has faster shipping in most cases free.

But if this wasn't such a good deal i definitely would go with amazon.
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May the force be with you...
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is your 6950 flashed? all 3?
just wondering
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I just got my XFX 6950 HD 2 Gb today and it unlocked. Note that it's the red "reference" version. I too was curious if the grey version would work or not so I got the red one to be safe. (It also had the rebate, while the gray did not.)

According to the article I read about flashing, the XFX cards appear to be the best. Only 1/95 had rendering issues after unlocking and increasing clocks/power. While most other brands were ~1/20. I'm happy so far. =)
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but all that says is they tested 95 of them while the only tested 20 of the others.
each has a risk of rendering errors all we care about is if it has a bios switch so it can't be bricked if it renders errors
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is your 6950 flashed? all 3?
just wondering
3 xfx & 1 msi all unlocked @ 950-1450.
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i'd kill for that build!
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