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I just built mine and I spent around 700-$800. Some of the parts I probably could have trimmed some of the cost but you arent going to get a CPU, 2GPU build for under $500
I already got H100 for the CPU, stable at 4.8 with i5 2500k so i'm cool with it
I only need water cooling for the GPU
anyway, can you please tell me where can i buy it from Amazon, or any other online stores ?

I purchased my stuff from Performance-PCS and Jab-Tech. I got it in 3 days with their standard shipping. Between them and Frozen CPU, they will be your best bet as they carry EVERYTHING you need. Check all sites and order each part from which every one is cheapest. I ordered 1/2 from one and 1/2 from the other because one is always cheaper than the other in some way.
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Hello guys
I have Sapphire 7970, I've overclocked it to 1080, memory 1420... i can go above but the fan is really annoying
So i've decided to get water cooling for my GPU, what exactly do i need ? and how much probably would it cost ?
Thanks

You'll get more thorough help if you create a thread for your question in the watercooling section of the site. This thread moves quite fast at times and it's easy to lose responses, and also, your question will be easier found by people with lots of watercooling experience, here you'll only be helped by watercoolers who just so happen to see your request.

Just trying to help smile.gif
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@chillgreg: I am not entirely sure why you quoted my post in your lengthy rant, but I'm glad you're enjoying your 7970 so much. After all, that is the only thing that matters. Good luck.


Hi DimmyK

 

That was a copy and paste and a mistake - my bad. Was tired and not thinking straight. I also hope you enjoy the EVGA. :)

 

 

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I been changing drivers left and right, I keep forgetting to disable ULPS, I appreciate you reminding me, but look up at my previous post its been edited.
Voltage control was locked due to low level access being unchecked for me. Infact, I was not used to seeing that, must have overlooked it 6 or 7 times before I gave it a try and figured it out. Happens when you take a few months off from benchmarking/overclocking.
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Edit Afterburner's shortcut and change Target line:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" /XCL

This is strange... to do both -xcl and ULPS. XCL is a pass thru to use official overclocking via AMD's method while using AB's front end. Disabling ULPS is for use with the unofficial overclocking method. You need to choose which method and stick with it, cuz you're blending both together.
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The joys of reviewing. The cards are going to be part of my motherboard test bed for at least the next twelve months, not part of my daily (yet)
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The joys of reviewing. The cards are going to be part of my motherboard test bed for at least the next twelve months, not part of my daily (yet)

You better hook up the hotwire and oc key or I'm gonna have to kick your shins. thumb.gif
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Guys is there a way to flash some kind of Unlocked Bios so i dont have to use UOC? Its driving me nuts. PowerPlay does not work no matter what i try. As a matter of fact this card was working better using HD 6990 drivers i had installed back in Feb.
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http://developer.amd.com/Downloads/OpenCL1.2betadriversWindows.exe
12.4 OpenCL 1.2 Developer Beta drivers (8.960.0)? Opinions?

Tried them last night with my 2x 7970 setup. BF3 performed worse for me than with 12.2 (12.3) pre-certified. Gameplay not as smooth, and lower minimums. Also had strange throttling issues and higher idle and load temps. Switched back to old drivers and I'm doing fine.


The 12.4 didnt work so well for me either, crossfire kept breaking in heaven and BF3 was locking up

 

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Guys is there a way to flash some kind of Unlocked Bios so i dont have to use UOC? Its driving me nuts. PowerPlay does not work no matter what i try. As a matter of fact this card was working better using HD 6990 drivers i had installed back in Feb.

im wondering this as well. its a PITA everytime i got to test new drivers.
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Guys is there a way to flash some kind of Unlocked Bios so i dont have to use UOC? Its driving me nuts. PowerPlay does not work no matter what i try. As a matter of fact this card was working better using HD 6990 drivers i had installed back in Feb.

Yes, but its doing the same thing. You still have to run software to overvolt it and that will make you tear your hair out. Lemme ask ya, what is wrong with powerplay? How did you go about installing AB? You have one card... ya put in the text agreement, change a 0 to 1, save, run AB hit yes when it asks to reboot after analyzing your asic%. Run AB check the voltage options, done.

Btw, you are supposed to create a 2D profile that is completely stock, which will allow AB to pass clock control to Powerplay which will then underclock the gpu into powersave modes.
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