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I've looked at potential graphics card upgrades and I think the 6950 would fit in my budget. I've never overclocked before but would like to give it a try on this card, therefore I'd like a good cooler. On newegg I've seen a few cards that I've liked, specifically from msi. Could anyone tell me the difference between these cards(other than the fact that one is overclocked more, so does that one have a better fan)?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127562

Also, how do the warranties affect overclocking?

Does overclocking/bigger card coolers require a bigger psu?
If anyone has any other recommendations I would appreciate them. Thanks
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The Twin frozer III is a better cooler. It has better fans, heatsink and pipe design and possibly better overclocking potential. Please be aware these ones are not reference 6950's so they can't unlock to the 6970.

Out of the 2 links, get the top one!
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Ok, thanks.
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
The Twin frozer III is a better cooler. It has better fans, heatsink and pipe design and possibly better overclocking potential. Please be aware these ones are not reference 6950's so they can't unlock to the 6970.

Out of the 2 links, get the top one!
Actually the TF3 CAN unlock to a 6970, so get that.
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So can it or can't it become a 6970? What would be the reason it can't?
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Awsome! Get the Frozer III!!! It can unlock!
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