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  1. Fourstaff

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    Yeah I don't have a thousand pounds to spare :/
     
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    Dude I literally pissed myself in my office when I saw that. :laugh: Hope there weren't any kids in the lobby
     
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    Funky Chrome and Firefox extension called Steam Enhanced, shows lots of informations. One problem, it shows how much historically you spent on steam.
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    Y'all missed a most delicious Chinese meal with me and @FreedomEclipse last night! Next time I expect more of you to come!
     
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    Where did you go?
     
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    Definitely wasnt my basement - I can say that much. As attractive as he is..... (nohomo)
     
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    yay, Well MSi have been pretty quick. getting a pair of R6970-2PM2D2GD5 which is nice since the stock cooler is much better than their Twin frozr.
    Now i'm just seeing if i should sell up all the cards or just use the new pair and sell the spares..
     
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    Is this true for Twin FrozR II's???

    But I Digress... 6970s were hot cards but not as hot as a 480
     
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    Reference 6970's were one of the sexiest reference cards. Those yummy backplates.
     
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    Youre forgetting i used to own a pair of reference 6970s. I liked how they dumped the heat outside of the case. I still have the dead 6970 somewhere, maybe the backplate is worth something? :p
     
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    I honestly feel that theres been some sort of miscalculation....

    [​IMG]

    £350 yet I have over 100 games. Maybe im just extremely frugal with my spending on Steam.
     
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    When Running a pair, they are much better. As Rcoon mentioned, heat goes outside, I'm gonna kick up a little fuss maybe they'll bump me up... otherwise I'll just take it.
     
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    Personally I couldnt stand the noise of my 6970s. At the same time Its not like i was itching to get rid of them. If only the one I tried to mount a 3rd party cooler on survived to carry on gaming then I would have still been using both of them now.

    Either one or both of them died or AMDs drivers get the better of me and I end up dipping both of them in batter before treating them to a bath of hot oil.

    AMDs drivers were a constant thorn anyway and from the looks of it, they didnt improve with all the runt frames/frame pacing fiasco that still hasnt been 100% sorted.


    As for the heat - I have good airflow. Having non-ref cards bothered me a little at first but when I saw how cool the cards ran even after 3hrs of non stop BF3 and I knew it wasnt going to be an issue.
     
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    I will have those along with my GTX570 and a 6970(Flashed) to sell up.
    What do you reckon i should pickup? I was looking at a GTX770 or GTX780 or even R9 290
     
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    Depends really - 290 is good but runs hot and drinks a lot of juice but trades blows with a titan and also works out a lot cheaper. If you dont fancy that then a 780 costs more, is more power efficient, runs cooler and overclocks easily to get titan speeds.

    Your call really. For 1080p even a 770 will be fine.
     
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    A humble bundle or 10 will easily get you many many games for cheap.
     
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    GTX 770 or 780 depending on your budget. Solid performance and plenty of headroom to play with.
     
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    You guys are noobs! :p [​IMG]

    I have like 115 games or so...


    Mmm, Well I have used Nvidia for many years now. Its just the 290 is barely £320 and the 780 is almost £400 which is sort of a little too much... Anyone actually using the AMD card? I'm so heavily divided here!
     
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    I'm finding an overclocked 760 is performing stellar at 1080p with everything.....yes even Crysis 3 :)
     
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    When I first got my job 4 years ago, I had a tendency to buy all the publisher packs during christmas sales, the ones that were around £50 each for 20-30 games. Still don't know how I wracked up £1300 on steam though.

    Get that Gigabyte 290 card, its non reference, runs cool enough and not so loud. Plus it's cheaper than NVidia's stuff and is just as good.
     
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    I love those gigabyte coolers, my 570 has been a good card, will run the crossfire for a few weeks wait till i get some proper choice, maybe grab it when scan or ebuyer get it in stock
     
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    Ugh...Crossfire....
     
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    boss i know a few running 290 and they are made up with them :)
     
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    Any estimates on what i should ask for:
    1x GTX570 OC windforce
    2x MSI 6970 ref
    1x ASUS 6950 (Flashed to 6970)
     

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