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post #1 of 10
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So I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a 6950 to flash, is there that much difference between brands for 6950s?

For example [ame="http://www.amazon.com/XFX-HD-695A-CNFC-Radeon-6950-Graphics/dp/B004GCIZ5K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1301984409&sr=8-3"]XFX[/ame] $290, [ame="http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-PCI-Express-EAH6950-2DI2S-2GD5/dp/B004GW01E8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1301984409&sr=8-4"]ASUS[/ame] $290, [ame="http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-Mini-DisplayPort-Express-H695F2G2M/dp/B004FPYL92/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1301984409&sr=8-5"]HIS[/ame] $235?

Is HIS bad or is there any reason to spend that much more for another brand (for the moment I'm limited to amazon orders)
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post #2 of 10
I would stay away from ASUS
post #3 of 10
I heard that asus has one of the best cards on the market. But if I had the money, I would go for thr xfx for the double lifetime warranty. Still deciding if I should try out the HIS version...
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13006603 
I would stay away from ASUS

poke.gif WHAAAAT. Asus makes awesome cards. Higher factory clocked too and customer service/support is excellent. Yes XFX offers double lifetime, but what good is it when they deny your RMA. Haven't tried the HIS but I ended up getting the Visiontek's because of their lifetime warranty and high success rate in unlocking. I do not regret it one bit.
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post #5 of 10
my HIS unlocked just fine.
post #6 of 10
Would the xfx one unlock? I'm having the same issue in deciding.

This one is in stock and I can pick it up today, but I Only will if it unlocks
    
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post #7 of 10
Blistering burnacles - I got my HIS for $260 each a few months back. I would grab that HIS for $235 like a hawk does a rat.
And both overclocked to 920/1400 on stock volts and both unlocked. Cannot go wrong with HIS. Cannot comment on Customer Service - have not had the need to contact them. And God forbid any such needs.
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post #8 of 10
XFX ! I would recommend xfx because i have had really good luck with all there products, and they have a good warranty!
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post #9 of 10
Xfx it is for me wink.gif I'll look up a nice unlocking guide later on, gotta catch a bus soon to grab it
    
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post #10 of 10
lol i just laugh with the guys saying XFX! do a little bit research xfx has double warranty coz they brake easily . am here 2-3 years and all i here is ppl crying for the xfx and their crap services . so before u say XFX think!!

asus dude!!! u dont even have to think
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