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Radeon HD 6970 275$ good deal?

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I found a
SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express
on CList. he wants 300 for it but I think I can talk him down to 275.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-915-_-Product

Is it worth it?
I'm on a budget so that's all I can spend and not feel bad.

What do you guys think?

EDIT:Trying to stay AMD/ATI
my mobo is CF only
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post #2 of 47
275 is a good price!
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heck yes that is defiantly worth it!
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Sweet, Ill see if I can talk him down to 275 then and I wont feel ripped off.

I hate Negoing and not knowing if its worth it.

I have a 530w PSU, will that push this beast?
When I upgrade to Xfire later Ill get a bigger psu.
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530 watts will be enough
    
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DON'T DO IT!!! get a Ref 6950 2GB and unlock it to a 6970.

Edit> Sometimes I just don't process what I read. I listed some bad figures. Let me fix.
Your gonna buy a used card on Clist for $275, though I doubt he will drop that low as they sell for near $400 after taxes. But if you can it might be ok. I'd still go with a brand new 6950 2GB Reference and unlock it. Less money, brand new, warranty, piece of mind.

Also, whats the model on that PSU. 530w good PSU is fine, a crappy PSU and there could be issues. Better safe than sorry. So list that model number.
Edited by Fuell - 4/17/11 at 4:41pm
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post #7 of 47
I do not believe your PSU can handle a 6970. You'll need a new PSU as well.



Also, getting a 6950 != 6970. Unlocking shaders will give you a 3-5% performance at best, but the 6970 has faster memory and is overall a better card. For 275$, the 6970 is a no brainer.
    
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post #8 of 47
I wouldn't put that card on a Raidmax PSU.
Also, the above calculator is WAY off.
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Originally Posted by TigerLord View Post
Also, getting a 6950 != 6970. Unlocking shaders will give you a 3-5% performance at best, but the 6970 has faster memory and is overall a better card. For 275$, the 6970 is a no brainer.
Most 6950's don't have problems running at 6970 clocks..
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GIVE ME THE LINK ILL BEAT YOU TO IT! Jk ^_^ Get on that thing!
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post #10 of 47
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@jbalsa2 thanks

@Fuell thanks for throwing a wrench in to the motor... lol
Although you ruined my excitment. (<---jokeing)

you got me thinking, warrenty, RMAability, So on and so on...
Any recos for a particular REF 6950?

THANKS for the help all!!! +1 to all
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