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please recommend me a good reference 6870 or one that has a good exhaust fan

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hi,

well, i just got a new case from silverstone, and its working great for my computer parts save one, my GIGABYTE 6870.

my aftermarket cooler 6870 from XFX goes from 30 C to 54 C from no load to full load, but my GIGABYTE 6870 goes from 35 C to 81 c from no load to full load very fast.

i just want a 6870 that will work really well in a silverstone FT02, does anyone know of one that would? i cant really find one on newegg that has an exhaust stock fan.

oh and also, i accidentilly stripped one of the screws slightly on my GIGABYTE 6870, so i cant change the cooler, does anyone know if i can still RMA it?

thanks in advance

edit: on BF3, my XFX goes only up to 40 - 50 C while my GIGABYTE goes up to 60ish C
    
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post #2 of 9
Physical damage voids warranty.
You can goto your local hardware store and find a screw that fits.

6870, never came with reference that exhaust outside case.
When you crossfire the 2nd card will always cause higher temps.

FT02 case is not good for cooling, where you have video cards blowing air inside case.
What you can do is upgrade to a 6970 instead.
    
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post #3 of 9
Doesn't get better than this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161393




Why so? HIS stuck a cooler designed for a 6970 on a 6870. This one, in fact.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161385
This 6870 is a beast, few cards will cool better and quieter AND exhaust heat out of the case.
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post #4 of 9
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@ Sp33d Junki3

my XFX ref card was an exhaust.
in the silverstone FT02, there are no cards on top of the other, they are both sideways to each other, so the bottom card cant affect the heat of the other that significantly ( 30 C difference ?!!?)

yea i think i might go with the HIS, though it only has 1 review. can i trust it? this would be my 3rd 6870 now since i cant seem to find one that has an exhaust fan except my XFX 6870, and it seems they discontinued that for the black XFX 6870.
    
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post #5 of 9
Read the reviews for the 6970 with the same cooler. Not too many RMAs, and all say it's pretty cool and quiet. If it keeps a 6970 cool quietly, it'll work on a 6870.

EDIT:

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1365&page=14

actually, it seems to work very well.

Why don't more people buy this 6870?
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/27/11 at 1:27pm
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ok, purchased a HIS 6870 now =].

hopefully itll get here tomorrow, i live in california like 2 hours away with rush processing, i want it now >.<"
    
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i found this one used on ebay for less than a month, paid $135 shipped. it never gets above 75C in my SFF case and runs pretty quiet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506
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post #8 of 9
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thats the same one that i have!!

i love that particular 6870, its so reliable, should have bought 2 when i purchased it my first time =[
    
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post #9 of 9
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oops, sorry guys, thanks for the help and +rep for the suggestions for HIS 6870
    
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