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lol would be nice but im a broke ass student
    
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<snip> Money isnt really a big deal i just want something thats best bang for buck thant wont devalue by 50% in 3 months.
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lol would be nice but im a broke ass student


Jokes aside, I'd throw a hand up for getting at least an HD6950 2GB that you know can unlock to an HD6970 or just get an HD6970 instead.

Over at the NV side, you could find GTX460s for fair prices nowadays but the 560Ti isn't a bad option either if you can find one for under $200. (Of course, you'll need to buy two NV cards instead of just one to run Surround).
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Whats this about unlocking 6950's to 6970?
Im way behind with everything, my computer has been stagnant for a really long time and i havent kept up to date with anything.
    
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Whats this about unlocking 6950's to 6970?
Im way behind with everything, my computer has been stagnant for a really long time and i havent kept up to date with anything.
Simply put, flashing HD6970 BIOS to HD6950 to unlock more shaders.

Here:http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
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crazy, and this works for all 6950's?
Whats up with amd and unlocked. First the 720be now this. They need to lock down there products better lol.

So buying a 6970 is basically useless (except they probably oc better?)
    
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crazy, and this works for all 6950's?
Whats up with amd and unlocked. First the 720be now this. They need to lock down there products better lol.

So buying a 6970 is basically useless (except they probably oc better?)
You can't flash with amd 6950 1gb model, Only work with 2gb model.
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crazy, and this works for all 6950's?
Whats up with amd and unlocked. First the 720be now this. They need to lock down there products better lol.

So buying a 6970 is basically useless (except they probably oc better?)
No, not 100%.
As TPU's statistics at the bottom of the above link shows, not every single one out there works.

Also, I should also remind you that HD6950 2GB is a high-end card and so it is more prone to devaluation than a mid range card is . Although I think much of its price has already lowered (in order to face battle with GTX560/570), its value would still fall further, especially when the AMD 7xxx series coming out later this year.
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I forgot how annoying the hardware upgrade cycle could become lol
    
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Maybe you could wait for this monitor TA750 or this TA950 (it has 23" n 27" i think) from Samsung, it supposes to be out this May. The bezel is VERY thin so it'd be perfect for eyefinity. So you don't have to remove the bazels yourself and void the warranty .
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Those actually look perfect, hopefully they make them sans 3d for a reasonable price then i would probably buy them.
    
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