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AMD Radeon 6950 Question

I am trying to figure out which manufacture to get for the amd radeon 6950 1 gig graphic card.

I have the specs to run the card just worried if it will fit in my mid-tower case (Height: 16" ~ 21").

Any help and/or recommendations would be greatly appreciated :)
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  1. you need to worry more about length than height of tower,,and room for double slot card,, just ensure no SATA connections or hard drives are mounted in the area. you will need 11 inches + a little extra for air movement from your PC slot to the front of case unobstructed.

    Also, make sure you have enough width on your case so that the 2 power connections can be fitted to the board as the are on the side of the card and not at the end of the board. (3/4 of an inch should be enough)

    Manufacturer decision is pretty much user preference as most will build close to AMD specs, just pick someone with a good history and keep an eye on specs and any aftermarket cooling solutions,, some will work better than others, but get something with 2 or 3 larger fans that will spin at a slower speed.
  2. Thank you very much for your help. My width of my tower is about 7.5 inches if that helps
  3. What would help even more is the model of your PC case. Is it an Antec, Coolermaster, Nzxt, Lian-Li, Thermaltake... ?
  4. NZXT Lexa-S Gaming Case
  5. if it is the same http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146060 a review indicates they have 2 6970's so you will not have a problem,,

    Also this was indicated straight from manufacturer's website:
    High end graphics card support, extra space is especially designed to fit longer 10.5" cards
  6. Yup, that's the case :D . Thank you again for your help. Now the decision that I must decide on is what manufacturer to purchase for the 6950...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=HD+6950+Video+Card&x=0&y=0

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?page=1&keywords=HD%206950&sort=Price&dir=asc

    Was thinking either Sapphire or Gigabyte maybe..
  7. I have the HiS IceQ X 2GB model and love it. They also make it with 1GB, and I believe it's on sale at the egg right now. The color of the cooler isn't for everyone, but I like it.
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    to be honest 1GB card is 'probably' good enough,, but you may want to go with a 2gb model just to ensure no memory/texture issues

    I also highly recommend a card using 2 or more fans since you are using a multigpu setup, you'll need as much air as you can get and multiple fans are typically quieter as they don't need to spin as fast, I personally like GIgabyte,,it has 3 fans and comes with an almost 10% overclock but that card is 11.5" long and they only have a 1GB model,,

    I would still say you'd be OK but there is another card if your budget allows

    this is the sapphire 2GB module, it is 10.25" long, has 2 fans, 2 BIOS and a general overall high rating. They are not overclocked, but I'm sure they'd have room to move,,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
  9. Awesome, thanks everyone for the help and recommendations! Much appreciated :)
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