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just looking for the most overclockable/quality 2GB 6950 out of these options

2G 6950 (my local prices this is what's available, cheapest possible.)

POWERCOLOR $282
HIS $283
MSI $293
GIGABYTE $309
SAPPHIRE $309
ASUS $307

Planning on doing a shader unlock and overclock if possible,

Anyone with experience in which would be best for this please speak up,
as I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to GPU's overclockability etc.

Also anyone with 6950 failures too as I don't want to get a rubbish card thanks.
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After reading here on techpowerup about successful unlocks and with various manufacturer's cards I set out on a journey to get some decent 6950's myself to do that with.

Then I came across the Newegg Deal that I posted here in the "Online Deals" section and pulled the trigger....on 3 of them

I'm not positive these are the unlockable ones, but I'm pretty sure they are. They will arrive tomorrow

So to sum it up, I purchased 3 of them at 244.99 per and the brand I went with (Gigabyte) had the smallest failure rate of any listed on the page linked earlier.

I hope that helps you out.

EDIT: Oh and the deal expires 3/31/11 just to toss that out there.
Edited by dave2z - 3/30/11 at 7:29pm
    
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So least failure rate gigabyte, and they've got a 2 year warranty I think, probably go with that at this stage then.

The prices i listed are aussie it's just the way it is here at the moment sadly,

245 no wonder you got three that's a good deal,

how much did the 6950's drop in price in the last month or so for you?

maybe if i wait they'll drop more here too..........
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