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While waiting for a Am3+ motherboard, I am goin to upgrade my rig. 200gb Vertex 2 ssd or 6970 2gb? Which one is more prudent?
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post #2 of 52
Why not a 6950 and unlock it to a 6970?
& you'll have a little bit left over to put towards the SSD.
Edited by mbudden - 3/30/11 at 7:35pm
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Also will the 6970 fit in my case?
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I want to max overclock and I dont want to unlock a 6950.
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post #5 of 52
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Originally Posted by bkilla187 View Post
Also will the 6970 fit in my case?
I don't see why it won't. It's a 6970, not a 6990.
     
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post #6 of 52
It should fit in your case. I would definitely go for the graphics card. I know I would like get some better frame rates on my 5770 when I'm recording with FRAPS.

SSD is kinda of pointless anyways. Shaves a second or two here and there, maybe 10 seconds off your boot time.

Edit: yes get the 6970 not the 6950. Too many horror stories about people bricking their 50 trying to flash it to a 70.
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Have you used an SSD?
    
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post #8 of 52
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Originally Posted by Flynny View Post
SSD is kinda of pointless anyways...
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post #9 of 52
GPU surely. and unlock a 6950 can easly lead too problem i thinks the 6970 is a good choice of your 5770 .
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post #10 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flynny View Post
It should fit in your case. I would definitely go for the graphics card. I know I would like get some better frame rates on my 5770 when I'm recording with FRAPS.

SSD is kinda of pointless anyways. Shaves a second or two here and there, maybe 10 seconds off your boot time.

Edit: yes get the 6970 not the 6950. Too many horror stories about people bricking their 50 trying to flash it to a 70.
An SSD is a lot faster than you think. It makes working a on PC a lot easier and faster. Once you have one, you won't want to go back. It won't make games faster, but boot up, installs and removal of programs, opening files, etc. just happen much, much faster.
     
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