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Will a 6950 fit in my machine?
Dec 16, 2010, 7:13 AM
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.
Dec 23, 2010
will 6950 machine
Dec 16, 2010, 7:43 AM
They are the same length - 10.5 inches. You could also save up to a GTX 570 ($350) or HD 6970 ($370).
Dec 16, 2010, 7:57 AM
I have found this GTX 570 for £211.48 inc tax (apporx $334)
Would you recommend this over the 6950?
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Dec 16, 2010, 8:01 AM
I will get it in January, when I will build my Sandy Bridge rig
Good luck with your purchase!
Dec 16, 2010, 8:05 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!
Dec 16, 2010, 8:12 AM
If you can't get the 570, then get the 6950
Dec 16, 2010, 2:02 PM
I say go with the 6950.
Dec 16, 2010, 2:45 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!
Dec 16, 2010, 3:47 PM
Yup, that's the way to go
Good luck with your purchase!
Dec 17, 2010, 11:52 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?
Dec 17, 2010, 12:09 PM
Yes, it is correct
Dec 17, 2010, 12:17 PM
Dec 17, 2010, 12:38 PM
No problem at all
Dec 23, 2010, 8:37 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!
Dec 23, 2010, 2:24 PM
I'm glad it did fit!
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