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I bought asus 6950 2gb a week ago and was planning to Xfire it down the road, but then the deal for the MSI 570gtx went on sale and I had itchy fingers.
I RMAed the 6950 but there was a 40$ restocking fee... I Ordered the 570gtx for 275$ and it will be at my front door tomorrow. I really hate to rma the 6950 2gb and eat the restocking fee... but I would like the 570gtx.

so what would you guys do?

1) keep the asus 6950 and dont accept the 570gtx so they give me the full refund on the 570

2) Use the 570gtx, rma the 6950 2gb and suck on the 40$ restocking fee.

Planning on Heavy gaming on Battlefield3/ Diablo 3/ Eve Online/ Starcraft 2 1920x 1200 for now, Would like a IPS panel maybe for christmas
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post #2 of 25
Keep 6950. Thats me though.
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post #3 of 25
keep teh 6950 2gb and flash it to 6970!
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man that 570gtx was a great deal though... BAH
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post #5 of 25
Keep the 6950.. what type of question is this? Can't be serious

6950 XFire scales better then GTX570 SLI
6950 can be flashed to a 6970 and an awesome overclocker
GTX570 has bad VRMs and can blow up on you if you OC to high...


If you wanna get rid of it and not pay a restocking fee i'll buy it for Xfire.. just lemme know.. but im sure your gonna keep it.

EDIT: Also if your trying to go for more then 1 monitor later in the future you'll take advantage of the 2GB of memory and Eyefinity rocks!

or be stubborn and get the GTX570, but I can tell you now your not going to be happy.

Just my
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 4/4/11 at 11:16pm
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post #6 of 25
If you keep the 570 it would be like you paid full price for it because you had to rma the 6950 lol
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post #7 of 25
I'd keep the 570. You already pulled the trigger, and its the faster card by a pretty decent margin. Why step backwards!
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
Keep the 6950.. what type of question is this? Can't be serious

6950 XFire scales better then GTX570 SLI
6950 can be flashed to a 6970 and an awesome overclocker
GTX570 has bad VRMs and can blow up on you if you OC to high...


If you wanna get rid of it and not pay a restocking fee i'll buy it for Xfire.. just lemme know.. but im sure your gonna keep it.

EDIT: Also if your trying to go for more then 1 monitor later in the future you'll take advantage of the 2GB of memory and Eyefinity rocks!

or be stubborn and get the GTX570, but I can tell you now your not going to be happy.

Just my

Pfft my 570 has great vrm's.



<3 Asus DirectCU 570
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post #9 of 25
two great cards. I mean you can't really go wrong with both cards.
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post #10 of 25
Where did you get that deal for the 570 at? Did some looking around and couldn't find anywhere that had it that cheap.
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