6950 DCII Out of Stock. Silent alternative?

Hallo.

I am in hunt for 2 6950 cards for crossfire, as 6950 DCII 2GB models are out of stock everywhere (german sites)

My priorities are:

1. Silence
2. Performance
3. Stability
4. OCability
5. Temperatures

I have these cards in mind:

Sapphire 6950 Dirt3 Edition
MSI 6950 Twin Frozr II/OC or III/OC
Gigabyte 6950 Windforce-3x
HIS 6950 Ice Q X Turbo

So, which one will be the most silent?
I will run 2-way crossfire on a p8p67 Deluxe in a HAF-X case.
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  1. The Twin Frozr II and III have better cooling than the Asus DCII.Lower temps mean that they will be quieter.Also the MSI Twin Frozr's don't take up 3 slots so it's even better for a crossfire setup.
  2. Purple Stank - Sorry to say it, but they don't - at least from the reviews that i've read.
  3. It's a difference of 5c.

    Asus

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3915/asus_radeon_hd_6950_2gb_directcu_ii_overclocked_video_card_review/index15.html

    MSI

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-r6950-twin-frozr-ii-oc-review/10

    When you put them in crossfire the Asus ones will be much hotter because theirs no gap between the cards.With the MSI Twin Frozr's they only take up 2 slots so their will be a slot between each card allowing the top card to breath better.
  4. If you can't wait till they're back in stock go with the Frozr III, Me ? I'd wait.
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