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Hey,
I am currently in the process of building a new gaming rig biggrin.gif
but i dont no what to make graphics card to buy :/

ASUS 6970:
Price - £280
Like - design and voltage tweak
dislike - nothing except its £25 more then the XFX

XFX 6970:
Price - £255
like - warranty and that its cheaper by £25 then the ASUS
dislike - the design a bit

so the XF 6970 is £25 cheaper then the ASUS 6970, but i like and dislike as above, i dont no if to save the £25 (crossfire soon and maybe quad fire so will save 100 all together with XFX)

whats the best manufacturer for quality and everything els lol???

Thank you anyone who help in advanced biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 8
hey

I just built a new rig (see my sig) & went with the XFX 6970 for the warranty ... have had it for little over a week & no regrets, love the card.

I have mine overclocked to 900/1400 (can push it farther but don't really see the need to right now)
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post #3 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scooby609;13229754 
hey

I just built a new rig (see my sig) & went with the XFX 6970 for the warranty ... have had it for little over a week & no regrets, love the card.

I have mine overclocked to 900/1400 (can push it farther but don't really see the need to right now)

:/ i think it will be the ASUS, just read a post on ocn and all over google about XFX changing the rivision to 1.1 and using cheaper parts and taking thinks like the bios switch off :O

look here:
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2158658
and here:
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=18115440
and here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/990742-warning-xfxs-silent-revision-6970-a-3.html

and theres loads of things about it on google :O, i would check you chard ASAP!

Thanks anyways and +REP, i hope yous isent a rev 1.1 card :/
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post #4 of 8
Definitely go with Asus, 3 year warranty based on serial makes it an easy resale. Also they have way better customer service than XFX.
 
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post #5 of 8
Asus over XFX anyday in my book.

Great customer service over there.
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post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mastical;13230120 
Asus over XFX anyday in my book.

Great customer service over there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092;13230114 
Definitely go with Asus, 3 year warranty based on serial makes it an easy resale. Also they have way better customer service than XFX.

thank you +REP also biggrin.gif i think my mind has decided wink.gif
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post #7 of 8
Never thought of the 6950 2GB Ref unlock? Would save you a low of money and you'd get ~6970 performance, maybe 1-2% less due to memory or something... no biggie considering the money you'd save. Just my 2 cents.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Fuell;13230827 
Never thought of the 6950 2GB Ref unlock? Would save you a low of money and you'd get ~6970 performance, maybe 1-2% less due to memory or something... no biggie considering the money you'd save. Just my 2 cents.

Iv got this thing and feeling about always having a real thing, such as a real 6970 over a unlocked 6950 if you get me ??
+ the 6970 will have better proformance and will be able to clock higher in eyefinity when it is done biggrin.gif
+rep for trying to help tho lol,
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