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Originally Posted by bkilla187 View Post
Can't stay with it the 5770 Battlefield 3 will not run maxed on it. I don't want to crossfire yet. That will be a future upgrade. It will be the 6970 next then the ssd then the Crosshair V. Then I'll see what the bulldozer can do.
Good logic. SSD's wont do as much for gaming performance other than loading speed. I'm not trying to downplay how awesome SSD's are, I have 3. But I would take 'slow load times + maxed graphics' OVER 'fast load times + scaled back graphics' anyday.

The 6970 will let you max out your gaming experience.
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post #32 of 52
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Keep lying to yourself bud.

A quality SSD is one of the biggest improvements a system can have. Not to mention they will pretty much remove any frame rate stuttering in open-world games such as WoW, Oblivion, Fallout, etc which love to thrash the hard drive to load the environments as you move around (Assuming you install the game on the SSD)
The only problem with SSDs would be the price for the size you get.
While getting a boot drive would work for me, I wouldn't be able to put a lot of games on their, and I surely wouldn't be able to use steam on a small boot ssd as I can't tell a game to install in a certain location, and I like to keep my games installed.
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post #33 of 52
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you is not the others that always risky when we talk about FLASHING . to be safe a 6970 is way better i think .
People that do not have info about unlocking 6950s shouldnt even speak right now.

People that flash a 6950 to a 6970 are the majority of people experiencing problems.

PEOPLE that UNLOCK a 6950 to 6970, shader wise, are experiencing no problems.

So please, before you go OMG DO NOT GET A 6950 blah blah bios brick blah blah, needs to get edumacated.

There's also a bios switch so if you somehow brick your card, then you surely must be DERP DERP...it's FOOLPROOF

a SSD will definitely be a great upgrade...there are ways to get a nice 64gb one for under 100. ive seen one as low as 70.

a nice 128gb would be in the mid 100's to low 200s.

But u either have to get it asap, before the Japanese shortage influences prices. or just go with the gpu upgrade. both works fine
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post #34 of 52
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Why not a 6950 and unlock it to a 6970?
& you'll have a little bit left over to put towards the SSD.
You do realize that they are coming out with a fix to put an end to unlocking the 6950 to a 6970 right?
    
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post #35 of 52
get the 6970 definitely.
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post #36 of 52
Flashing/unlocking the 6950 is overrated. Most of the performance difference between the 6950 and the 6970 is clock speed, therefore overclocking yields a larger performance increase than unlocking. You will gain 1-3% in performance from unlocking where as you will gain 10-15% (6970 performance and beyond) from overclocking. See the comparison in my signature.

The 6970 gives you the performance without the hassle and as a result carries a premium price over the 6950. The 6970 has better rated memory for a potential higher memory overclock. Also, the chips binned for 6970 use have potential for a higher core overclock.
Edited by compudaze - 4/1/11 at 7:51am
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post #37 of 52
Get both but newegg has a sale on ssd's right now for a 128gb for 200 dollars they are shaving off 55 dollars. If you bargain shop you might be able to pick up both. I dont know how much you have to spend but as an owner of a SSD they are worth every penny and you will see the difference!
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The GPU will make a bigger difference for you than the SSD. If you're gaming then the GPU will help a lot lot lot more
    
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post #39 of 52
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I want to max overclock and I dont want to unlock a 6950.
Your logic is flawed.

Your willing to overvolt and overclock but not do a simple bios flash that you can roll back on ?
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
unlock a 6950
this.

www.overclockers.co.uk are selling XFX 6950 for £196 (advertised as "ATI Reference Design (Revision: 1) - Flashable to 6970".)

This is the one I got and has flashed a treat.

Edit: Just noticed the MSI & ASUS reference versions are advertised as flashable too.
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