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Will a 6950 fit in my machine?

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December 16, 2010 7:13:52 AM

Hi,

I currently have a Sapphire 4870x2 but it's on it's last legs. I have a Thermaltake Armor+MX case and there is about 2 mm of space between the back of the card and the hard drive cage.

Is the Radeon 6950 any longer than the 4870x2 as if it is I will not be able to fit it in.

If so has anyone any other suggestions for a card to go for? I'm looking at a single card solution for now that I can xfire/sli later if needed.

I have a p5q pro board, q6600 @3.2 and an 850w psu.

Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 7:43:46 AM

They are the same length - 10.5 inches. You could also save up to a GTX 570 ($350) or HD 6970 ($370).
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 8:01:03 AM

Anyday!!! :)  570 FTW :)  I will get it in January, when I will build my Sandy Bridge rig :)  Good luck with your purchase!
December 16, 2010 8:05:18 AM

My bad on the link!! Searched for GTX 570 and assumed the results were for 570's. The link I put was for a 470! :( 
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 8:12:50 AM

Oh yeah :D  If you can't get the 570, then get the 6950 :) 
a c 106 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 2:02:58 PM

I say go with the 6950.
December 16, 2010 2:45:15 PM

Yeah, I think the 6950 will do nicely for now. I can add another for xfire later and they apparently scale very well, up to 99% in some cases!

Thanks all
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 3:47:00 PM

Yup, that's the way to go :)  Good luck with your purchase!
December 17, 2010 11:52:03 AM

Just pulled the trigger on a HIS 6950. I have seen that there isn't much difference between makes on the first realease moodles and it was £30 cheaper than the Sapphire. Is that correct?

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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 12:09:26 PM

Yes, it is correct :) 
December 17, 2010 12:17:57 PM

Great, thanks
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 12:38:34 PM

No problem at all :) 
December 23, 2010 8:37:59 AM

It fitted with nothing to spare, in fact it just touches the hd cage. I had to remove the cage to install, didn't think the cage would fit back in without modding but just slid past! :D 
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2010 2:24:31 PM

I'm glad it did fit! :D 
!