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Which of these cards: 6870 vs 6950(1GB)?

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So I am in the market for a new video card (badly needed). I have a $200 +/-20 budget. Right now the best deals I can find are on these two HIS cards, the 6870 and the 6950 1GB.

After rebates and shipping the difference between the two cards is ~$12. The 6950 seams like an obvious choice for an extra few dollars, but I am concerned because I am pretty sure it is a non-reference design. So, I don't know if I will come in to any problems with cooling or noise.

6870:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161349

6950:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161361
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6950 is faster card period but try to get the 2GB version as it will be much better, Voltage control, 2GB, Unlock and for $20-30 more.
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I got the 6950 yesterday. unlocked to full 6970 right away. Blows the 68XXs out of the water.
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