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I am selling my Four 7970s with Ek waterblocks and custom Backplates.

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Going with two PC 7990s? or Lightnings? or something different?

sad to see that monster setup go sad-smiley-002.gif
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which 7970s?

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Well, I've always been water cooling. Only on rare occasions was I on air (troubleshooting or something). I love its simplicity. Its not as quiet under full load but is ok. Also, I'm saving a lot of money I can invest in components.
They way your initially planning has been done before. Its a very interesting mod as you keep the "turbine" cooler to cool the vram and vrm but the water block will cool the core. Besides adding an H50/60/70/80 or Kuhler 620/920 etc., you can integrate a unversal gpu block. Should allow you to run a custom water loop. Last I recall was a guy with three gtx 570s and he cut the shroud enough to fit an EK supreme gpu block with the link. Looked very clean. 
That shroud you linked is what you would use if you went with the Swiftech universal block (ie. mcw80). You can make it work but the money you'll spend is about the same as a used fullcover block or getting a new universal block. Imho, just look for a fullcover block and build a custom loop.

My only reason for Adding an H80 or something to them was that I i need something with a lil more kick in the summer or it overheats (old house, no AC).

my CPU is WaterCooled, and My HDDs are Mounted to Heatsinks, so the HDDs Stay about 29^C in the summer.

The only thing I have left to fix is the GPU,
My 7950OC runs upper 60s/70s in the summer during gaming, and I dont wanna push it.
Now that it's cooling off outside, it idles in the upper 30s again and loads in the 50s, in the colder months (Oct->March) it will idle in the teens and load in the 20s, like my CPU does pretty much 10 months out of the year. No amount of airflow changes bring the load temp down any on the HOT summer days.

I am planning on upgrading the 7950 to a 7970, as I've noticed a few games that could benefit from the extra power in eyefinity.
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which 7970s?
My only reason for Adding an H80 or something to them was that I i need something with a lil more kick in the summer or it overheats (old house, no AC).
my CPU is WaterCooled, and My HDDs are Mounted to Heatsinks, so the HDDs Stay about 29^C in the summer.
The only thing I have left to fix is the GPU, my 7950OC runs upper 60s/70s in the summer during gaming, I dont wanna push it, now that it's cooling off it idles in the 20s again and loads in the 50s, in the colder months (Oct->March) it will idle in the teens and load in teh 20s, like my CPU does pretty much 10 months out of the year.

A custom loop with the right rads and fans can kick a closed loops systems butt any day, If you have a custom loop, its much better and practical to add it to your existing loop. Sell the H80 and buy a nice 240mm radiator for the money you make off the sale.
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Originally Posted by SkateZilla View Post

which 7970s?
My only reason for Adding an H80 or something to them was that I i need something with a lil more kick in the summer or it overheats (old house, no AC).
my CPU is WaterCooled, and My HDDs are Mounted to Heatsinks, so the HDDs Stay about 29^C in the summer.
The only thing I have left to fix is the GPU,
My 7950OC runs upper 60s/70s in the summer during gaming, and I dont wanna push it.
Now that it's cooling off outside, it idles in the upper 30s again and loads in the 50s, in the colder months (Oct->March) it will idle in the teens and load in the 20s, like my CPU does pretty much 10 months out of the year. No amount of airflow changes bring the load temp down any on the HOT summer days.
I am planning on upgrading the 7950 to a 7970, as I've noticed a few games that could benefit from the extra power in eyefinity.



I have a stack of 20 drives with a fan per 4 drives in my array. I took a fan off one group of drives cuz I was messing with watercooling the server but then I came to my senses and haven't put the fan back on. It's pretty hot right not around 91F lol. Why you need a heatsink? Just get some airflow on it, see...
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Hdd#5 Temperature 29 ºC
Hdd#6 Temperature 32 ºC
Hdd#7 Temperature 34 ºC
Hdd#8 Temperature 34 ºC
Hdd#9 Temperature 34 ºC
Hdd#10 Temperature 35 ºC
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Swapping from a 7950 to a 7970 for no good reason is a big waste imo. The gain will be 5% ish, unless you have like a crappy 7950 or something, you won't get anything appreciable to run trip screens with. What you really need is another card or two lol.
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I have a stack of 20 drives with a fan per 4 drives in my array. I took a fan off one group of drives cuz I was messing with watercooling the server but then I came to my senses and haven't put the fan back on. It's pretty hot right not around 91F lol. Why you need a heatsink? Just get some airflow on it, see...
Swapping from a 7950 to a 7970 for no good reason is a big waste imo. The gain will be 5% ish, unless you have like a crappy 7950 or something, you won't get anything appreciable to run trip screens with. What you really need is another card or two lol.

I've always Mounted my HDDs into 5.25 bay heatsinks.. even under load (format/defrag), they wont gove any higher as the heat is sucked off them and dissipated.

My 7950 right now is A Sapphire HD7950OC (Default is 900Mhz), but I can run 1Ghz with no voltage bump what so ever.

My intention was to get a 7970 and XFire it with the 7950, so thats 3840 Shaders at work, and the 7970 would be in the primary slot, so when I run a Game that dont support Xfire I have 2048 shaders instead of 1792, 256 ShaderPUs does make a Difference at 6048x1080
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Newbie question:

But what causes the artifacts you sometimes see due to overclocking?


I always thought it was excess heat, but I get some in Guild Wars 2 if I overclock and my temperature and vram temp is 60c or below.
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Hello everyone, have a few questions I figured I'd ask here instead of making my own thread. I'm about to join this club but needed some information on just which card I intend to buy.

1: Is there any reason to buy a ghz edition card when I can just update the bios? That or just overclock up to those numbers?
2: I think I'm going to go with a sapphire brand card, seem to be good reviews and warranty information. Anyone have a reason why I shouldn't go with them?
3: At the end of the month I intend to include my new 7970 into my water cooling loop (Black Ice GT 360x120, Phobya Xtreme 200x200, MCP35x, Raystorm Block), and plan to use a Swiftech Komodo Fullcover Block http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_582&products_id=33923. It states that the non-ghz edition Sapphire OC Model 11197-01-40G is supported as a reference card. Does anyone know if the GHZ edition is still reference? This only matters if it is worthwhile to buy the GHZ edition. If anyone has the GHZ edition would you mind posting what the pcb number is (Number right above the pci contacts)?

Thanks everyone!

*Edit, sorry if this is all blatantly obvious somewhere else. Had been intending to go nVidia (I know, I know, terrible mistake I almost made, but in my defense I was recommended it by 2 friends and would have until I read a ton of reviews myself) so have little research into this.
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I have the regular Sapphire 7970 OC's and they are pretty decent cards. I don't really see the point in going for GHz cards as the basic ones still OC to at least 1200MHz in most cases (mine do 1230MHz in CF). In short, if getting a 7970 and you don't want a custom PCB, just get the cheapest one you can find with the best warranty. They're all pretty much the same...
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Hello everyone, have a few questions I figured I'd ask here instead of making my own thread. I'm about to join this club but needed some information on just which card I intend to buy.
1: Is there any reason to buy a ghz edition card when I can just update the bios? That or just overclock up to those numbers?
No real reason.
2: I think I'm going to go with a sapphire brand card, seem to be good reviews and warranty information. Anyone have a reason why I shouldn't go with them?
Not really.
3: At the end of the month I intend to include my new 7970 into my water cooling loop (Black Ice GT 360x120, Phobya Xtreme 200x200, MCP35x, Raystorm Block), and plan to use a Swiftech Komodo Fullcover Block http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_582&products_id=33923. It states that the non-ghz edition Sapphire OC Model 11197-01-40G is supported as a reference card. Does anyone know if the GHZ edition is still reference? This only matters if it is worthwhile to buy the GHZ edition. If anyone has the GHZ edition would you mind posting what the pcb number is (Number right above the pci contacts)?
Thanks everyone!
*Edit, sorry if this is all blatantly obvious somewhere else. Had been intending to go nVidia (I know, I know, terrible mistake I almost made, but in my defense I was recommended it by 2 friends and would have until I read a ton of reviews myself) so have little research into this.
GHZ cards are exact replica's of reference cards, just different bios and maybe different memory timings, but all nuts and bolts and chips same as reference pcb.
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