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Thx, I will start my own thread. I was not sure if that was proper protocol:)
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the 7970 is going in a 900d case with a msi z77a-gd65 mobo and i have never water cooled befor mean like a water block set up only have used a h100i so what would go with a 7990
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^^ Why would you get a 900D and not put in a full loop????????
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and whats wrong with the Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz OC 3GB

Nothing - in fact it has one of the most powerful air coolers out there. I think TSM106's concern was that the Vapor-X has an open air cooler, as do upcoming 7990s, meaning you'll have 3 GPU's worth of heat to remove from the chassis. That's not really a problem in my opinion, but just something that you'll need to work with.


Trifire on air is masochistic. Buy the wrong card now and you will rue the day you got a non-ref card because it will ruin future plans to go water.


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what would u pick for a 7970 as long as its not red idc and can oc good and has good cooling
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what would u pick for a 7970 as long as its not red idc and can oc good and has good cooling


Dude. It totally depends on your goals. One or two cards aircooling works fine. Go trifire and quad, and aircooling will kick your ass. Thus ppl looking/planning to go tri and quad have already figured out they will be watercooling. You however are undecided... heck I'm not even sure you realize it yet? You can either get a fancy aircooled card that is non-ref, then add your 7990 later and then boom, realize it's wicked hot and loud and you can't stand it and would gladly put some money down to fix it. But you can't cuz you bought a non-ref 7970.

Thus you have to decide what would be in your future and plan accordingly. If you are never going to watercool with that many wafers then by all means get the vaporx.


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i do plan on watercooling thats why im buying the 900d case for
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I dont suggest tri-fire on air. Imo i am like 1 month on air with 2 7970's and i cant handle the temps. Dont even ask about noise. And i have reference cooler. Now if you buy a custom cool solution expect all the hot air from 3 cards to be inside your case.

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@Msi Intel Gamer: are you running those 3 1440P screens in eyefinity? (Like all 3 for games at once?)

I think once this is answered the discussion will shift to one side rather then switching between single cards or multiple.
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yes i plan on useing the 7970 and 7990 for 3 1440P screens in eyefinity but im starting to think i should just buy 3 27" 1080p sreens alot cheaper the 1440p and just buy 2 Sapphire dual x cards
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Dude. It totally depends on your goals. One or two cards aircooling works fine. Go trifire and quad, and aircooling will kick your ass. Thus ppl looking/planning to go tri and quad have already figured out they will be watercooling. You however are undecided... heck I'm not even sure you realize it yet? You can either get a fancy aircooled card that is non-ref, then add your 7990 later and then boom, realize it's wicked hot and loud and you can't stand it and would gladly put some money down to fix it. But you can't cuz you bought a non-ref 7970.

Thus you have to decide what would be in your future and plan accordingly. If you are never going to watercool with that many wafers then by all means get the vaporx.

How do you know if a card in non referenced or not? I have not gone water cooling yet but it is in the plans, but did not know you had to have a certain card for it.
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