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August 13, 2011, 10:56:12 PM
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I'm looking for a graphic card for gaming, and figure I'll Bitcoin mine to help pay for it. Maybe even profit. I'll be overclocking the card. I have narrowed down the list to the 2gb 6950, but I'm not sure which card to get. Here is the list from Newegg. Any suggestions? (Wish I could post this in the hardware section)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600100181%20600095873%20600007782&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

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August 13, 2011, 11:01:23 PM
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You should get This is the Best 6950 Card 

That's what I'm using.
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August 13, 2011, 11:05:13 PM
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For game ,get this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127588
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August 13, 2011, 11:08:19 PM
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That's what I say :p
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August 13, 2011, 11:16:51 PM
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What kind of Mhash/s are you guys getting with that card? Are you overclocking it?

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August 13, 2011, 11:22:41 PM
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What kind of Mhash/s are you guys getting with that card? Are you overclocking it?

I get around 380Mhash/s on mine.
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August 14, 2011, 02:33:05 AM
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What's the heat and noise level like for that 6950 Twin Frozr?
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August 14, 2011, 04:55:56 AM
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Just curious is this going to be your first card for mining as in first and only? or do you already have another rig and just adding to it.

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August 14, 2011, 05:29:48 AM
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I've been mining with a 4850 for about three weeks. I think I'll switch it out but I'm not sure.

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August 14, 2011, 05:58:21 AM
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I bought a 1gb Powercolor 6950 when it was dirt cheap from Amazon under 170 and have so far paid it off by about 1/3 already,honestly no game has so far been able to bog it down that I have and the temps are just ridiculously low @ 25-28C idle and 74-77 Full load overclocked by 67 Mhz.... even all day mining.I would recommend any card that has a twin fan design to keep the card cooler for overclocking as most should perform about the same unless you plan to unlock the shaders.


I bought it originally for the upcoming Skyrim game and to mine a bit in the meantime to pay off the card AND the game by release and should meet that goal with something to spare.I get about 350-360 Mh /s as I choose not to unlock my card......if unlocked over 400 Mhash seems attainable if the card can handle the overclock of a 6970.

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August 14, 2011, 04:20:59 PM
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Just orderd me a Asus 6950 2gb dcII. Will post my results with the card when i get it.
Currently got a 4870 512mb pushing 100mhash/s
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August 14, 2011, 04:32:45 PM
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I bought a 1gb Powercolor 6950 when it was dirt cheap from Amazon under 170 and have so far paid it off by about 1/3 already,honestly no game has so far been able to bog it down that I have and the temps are just ridiculously low @ 25-28C idle and 74-77 Full load overclocked by 67 Mhz.... even all day mining.I would recommend any card that has a twin fan design to keep the card cooler for overclocking as most should perform about the same unless you plan to unlock the shaders.


I bought it originally for the upcoming Skyrim game and to mine a bit in the meantime to pay off the card AND the game by release and should meet that goal with something to spare.I get about 350-360 Mh /s as I choose not to unlock my card......if unlocked over 400 Mhash seems attainable if the card can handle the overclock of a 6970.

Im rocking the same card and get the same Mh /s

I tried to unlock it but it didnt work. In other words, you're probably not missing out on much :p
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August 14, 2011, 06:48:45 PM
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I also am quite new running 2 6950s right now. you will easy get 330mhash sec w one card. I unplugged my old 5770 put the new 6950 in and with a >10min install of ati drivers was up and running and mining in no time. I personally am purchasing my cards from a local computer vender which warranties the card for 30 days personally then will handle all warranties for me if anything were to happen. I prefer this over the online purchasing method due to the fact that i can service my computer immediately if anything goes wrong instead of waiting 10+ days downtime for replacement parts if needbe. my first 5770 was doa so it has already paid off by using my local vendor. assuming u have a local vendor that can closely compete with online prices. Smiley good luck

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