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ok so your decided and I agree. BUT I would like to know what brand your PSU is before you put 40A+ down it
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah;13048850 
ASUS is considered one of the best in terms of warranty and customer service on this forum so that is going to conflict some people tongue.gif

Your alternatives are XFX, MSI, Sapphire..I would go XFX or MSI..go XFX if you plan to keep the card forever, go MSI if you plan to potentially resell the card at some point.

Maybe they have good GPU warranty and parts warranty, but their laptop customer service and warranty is the worst I have ever seen. Last time they charged me $200 and made me pay for shipping and all they did was open the laptop and format my HD, something which I could have done myself.
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Originally Posted by jy360;13048860 
ok so your decided and I agree. BUT I would like to know what brand your PSU is before you put 40A+ down it

The company I bought my PC from said it was a brand name PSU (forgot the brand), but I looked at the label and it said the company is "Xion". Is that any good?
post #14 of 32
their have been way too many horror stories with xfx. I see it as they offer a lifetime warranty prob cause they need it, lol

asus or saphire ftw
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13048887 
Maybe they have good GPU warranty and parts warranty, but their laptop customer service and warranty is the worst I have ever seen. Last time they charged me $200 and made me pay for shipping and all they did was open the laptop and format my HD, something which I could have done myself.

I don't blame you, we all have our dark horses tongue.gif

Like I said, XFX and MSI are both great alternatives..MSI has a serial based warranty so it is transferable and XFX has the double lifetime so..it all depends how long you plan to keep the cards smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13048894 
The company I bought my PC from said it was a brand name PSU (forgot the brand), but I looked at the label and it said the company is "Xion". Is that any good?

hmmm well iv never heard of it. has it got a sticker on it telling you how many amps it can actually provide? if it doesnt I would look into getting a new PSU, I made that mistake once before on a 750W model and my 9800 GX2 blew it out :/

edit: is this it? http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=109

if it is I really don't like the look of it
Edited by JY - 4/8/11 at 8:53am
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13048894 
The company I bought my PC from said it was a brand name PSU (forgot the brand), but I looked at the label and it said the company is "Xion". Is that any good?

We need to know a bit more about the unit than that..a model number or something.

There are some good Xion PSUs from what I can tell on the PSU review database, we just need more info about your particular model.
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post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13048799 
Ah, alright. Should I get the 1GB or 2GB 6950, and from which company? Preferably one that has great customer service and warranty (that throws ASUS off of the list biggrin.gif). Please also include the price.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3667#ov

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post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13048750 
My current MB only supports 1 GPU, so should I buy a decent MB under $100 and another 5770 and run them in crossfire, or should I keep my MB and get a 6950?

Which would provide better performance?

get hd6950 2gb for sure,
I see u have a 700watt psu,
but make sure its of a good brand like corsair,antec or seasonic,
unlock your hd6950 to a hd6970,
get 2gb version of hd6950
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if that is the PSU, don't do it because by calculation it will only do 216W on the 12v rail. its one of those ones that make their total power rating bigger by using the 3.3v rail thumb.gif
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