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I've runned trifire 6970 lightnings and 560 ti tf3 all aircooled on the EVGA Z77 FTW. I'm waiting on two more 7970s to run tri-fire. Since the MB allows you to run with an extra slot of breathing room for the top cards, it should cool vastly better than a triple sandwich. There's a few boards that can allow this arrangement (it maxes out at 8x pcie 3.0 on the EVGA Z77). I know the EVGA 4-way X58 can, the Asrock x79 Chamption, X79 Classified., and I think the BigBang x79. Some board do have the this middle pcie slot but their designated as 4x. Here's how I ran the 6970s and 560s:


If you don't plan to upgrade your mb, then expect some high temps in sandwich setup:


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nerdsmiley.png: Can I borrow one of those!?


Man thats freaking insane.
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Man thats freaking insane.

To run three screens and high settings, you need a lot of hp and vram.


I forgot to mention the Asrock extr9 z77 has the ideal slot spacing but I'm not sure Asrock will allow you (Ill research it).

edit: per Asrock, that middle slot is actually a pcie 4x so it won't work. I wish more mb manufacturers would give is this arrange and realize that triple aircooled can be done and not just a requirement of water or for occasional use.
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Just want to ask If Sapphire 7850 OC is a good card?
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Just want to ask If Sapphire 7850 OC is a good card?

Its great card. What are you upgrading from?
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You really dont want to know haha smile.gif X800XL but i'm on a lappy right now.

Also is it worth it to spend a little bit more for the OC version of the card as i heard they might clock higher and be a higher quality cards?
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You really dont want to know haha smile.gif X800XL but i'm on a lappy right now.
Also is it worth it to spend a little bit more for the OC version of the card as i heard they might clock higher and be a higher quality cards?

Beastly card, oh the memories redface.gif
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You really dont want to know haha smile.gif X800XL but i'm on a lappy right now.
Also is it worth it to spend a little bit more for the OC version of the card as i heard they might clock higher and be a higher quality cards?

These are cards with a slightly overclock, though its not guaranteed you'll get a high binned chip. If you don't want to oc the card yourself, its alright to spend a bit more for the oc version. If you plan to do it yourself and have a limited budget, go with the regular one and just use any oc tool to bump up the speed. At worst, if the card is a poor overclocker, you can return it and try a new one (if possible).

Its a great card to start off for a custom build. What's your budget btw?
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I am thinking of trading the card I have for a nvidia counterpart. It stock voltage at 1.05v and max clock to 1250mhz on 1.181v. Although the stability on the max clock is unknown and a stable clock would be 1200 at 1174mv. Reference design with dual bios with powercolor aftermarket dual fan cooling. The max voltage is 1.3v but it goes pretty hot after 1.174mv. What would be a fair straight trade for me?
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I am thinking of trading the card I have for a nvidia counterpart. It stock voltage at 1.05v and max clock to 1250mhz on 1.181v. Although the stability on the max clock is unknown and a stable clock would be 1200 at 1174mv. Reference design with dual bios with powercolor aftermarket dual fan cooling. The max voltage headroom is 1.3v but it goes pretty hot after 1.174mv. I am pretty sure you can go higher clockwise with water. What would be a fair straight trade for me?


Are you looking for something more powerful? For a single screen, I'm sure a 7970 is pretty good overall with max settings in most games. Well, look for a 680 as that would be an upgrade. skip the impressive 670 as that would just be a sidegrade tbh.
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Makes me wonder if VisionTek honors warranty after water cooling. Can't seem to find info on their site.

VisionTek does not honor the warranty if you remove the stock cooler.

From their website:
Removal of Serial/Part number sticker(s) Damaged while being installed Damaged by software or hardware by someone other than VisionTek or by motherboard incompatibility/design Damaged by tampering, user error, disaster, misuse, neglect, abuse, accident, power supply, power application, alteration, repair, modification, a fix or replacement by an unauthorized technician that in any way affects its performance or reliability.
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