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Does the second fan make that much of a difference? I don't really mind noise because I always game with my headset on. Does it keep it that much cooler? I am going to get an AMD 6870 but it comes in 2 versions, 1 fan and 2 fans.
1 fan- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
2 fans- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
The one fan is $149.99 (after MIR), Free shipping and a free Dirt3 game coupon (which I could sell for at least $10). The 2 fan is $169.99 (after MIR) with $7.56 shipping and a free Dirt3 game coupon. The 2 fan is about $20 more and idk if its worth it just for a second fan. I am going to be getting a Cooler master HAF 932 as my case and a Cooler Master 212 as a CPU cooler so idk if I should have a problem with heat. Need some advice here guys.
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post #2 of 5
Just get the cheapest one.
post #3 of 5
There different type of heatsink and size of card.
The one with dual fans, might have better cooling, not only with fans, but the heatsink design.
As long you have a side fan on your case, you should be good.
    
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dualfan cards are for those who have hot room temps and air cooling.
Just get the 1 fan version unless you like the looks of 2 fans
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I have the dual fan version of the 6950. It's a great cooler, is fairly quiet at 100% fan speed and cools better than any stock cooler I've ever used. Max temps of 54c under load at stock clocks and upper 70's / low 80's at my 1000 / 1500 OC.
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