Radeon HD 6950 vs Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950

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I am in the process of building a new tower (no thanks to my asus g72gx going out) and am in need of a little assistance. I need help determining if the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 is worth the $12 premium or if its just a waste in comparison to the MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6950.

Build is:

Computer Case- Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Power - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W

MOBO- MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (upgrading to 8 gb later)

HDD- 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB

Drive- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

OS- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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    For the extra money, you will get great temps, the performance increase is honestly minimal. I am using a Twin Frozr 2gb 6950, and the temp has been significantly better than reference cards, even in my not-to-fancy Antec 300 case. Idle is in the low 30s, when playing at 1920x1080, even latest games at full settings, I havn't seen it crack 50.
  2. As long as they are both the 2GB version of the card, it's worth the extra money. I'd even go one step further and get the Twin Frozr III PE/OC version.

    I specifically buy factory-overclocked graphics cards because the good ones have better coolers and better power systems to allow higher overclocks.
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