Well, as has been the case every single time in my life I started looking for a good video card I ended up picking one that is much more than I intended to spend. Since money doesn't grow on tree's I figured I would ask all the very knowledgeable and helpful guys/gals on this forum to make sure this is a good deal or there isn't a better option for the money or there isn't some hidden problem with this card I don't know about.
From what I have read it is a excellent card and is very easy to unlock to a 6970 which is my plan. All in all I generally like Geforce cards the best but after looking at benchmark results on this card and several similar Geforce cards this one seems to outperform the Geforce cards if you compare the cost of one card for another, especially if you consider you can unlock it to 6970 or near 6970 performance.
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
After a $20 rebate it's about $245. I think it comes with Dirt3 so I would probably sell that on Ebay if I can and maybe offset the cost another $20 - $30 or so.