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Hey guys, I'm thinking of running a 6950 cross fire on my P8p67 Pro mobo and 2500k. Just wondering, for those who submitted mail in rebates, is it possible to, for example, I buy one MSI from amazon and the same model MSI from tiger direct....could I get both MIR just fine?

I looked over the mail in rebate forms and the tiger direct one is different from the amazon one. The TigerDirect MSI 6950 rebate form says SPECIFICALLY from tiger direct, compusa....whereas the Amazon MSI 6950 rebate form says any online e-tailer....I'm assuming these are two completely separate rebates and I should have no problems claiming either?

What are the experiences of others? Thanks
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Should be fine =)
    
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thanks Kick

Does anybody know if Cross Fire has to be the same brand? I heard some stuff that Sapphire doesn't like to be mixed with any other brand....not sure if this is true or not....Because if the MIR was going to get me in trouble, I would just switch video card brands, one MSI and one Sapphire....since both companies are highly rated ATi

I know with Nvidia, you can switch brands no problem as long as it was the SAME GPU with SAME AMOUNT of memory....ie, 1gb gtx 460 can't mix with 768mb gtx 460
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thanks Kick

Does anybody know if Cross Fire has to be the same brand? I heard some stuff that Sapphire doesn't like to be mixed with any other brand....not sure if this is true or not....Because if the MIR was going to get me in trouble, I would just switch video card brands, one MSI and one Sapphire....since both companies are highly rated ATi

I know with Nvidia, you can switch brands no problem as long as it was the SAME GPU with SAME AMOUNT of memory....ie, 1gb gtx 460 can't mix with 768mb gtx 460
Cfx/SLI is brand independent, though you should have similar/same core/mem speeds, and same ram sizes to be ideal.
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Cfx/SLI is brand independent, though you should have similar/same core/mem speeds, and same ram sizes to be ideal.
i know for nvidia SLI, you can switch up the brands no problems...as long as the GPU/RAM is the exact same, it will work in SLI

but with cross fire, i heard sapphire won't mix&match with other brands...
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sapphire will mix with any brand also,lol. my friend runs sapphire and asus in crossfire with no issues.
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sapphire will mix with any brand also,lol. my friend runs sapphire and asus in crossfire with no issues.
thanks for the response! will keep this in mind
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