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Finally installed my card, hopefully getting my other one tomorrow biggrin.gif
So how do I join the club lol xD

You guys will also be shocked if you knew how much us South Africans pay for these things lol Its crazy.redface.gif
    
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One of my customers wants to buy a 7970 now. He's always been on Diamond reference cards and loves them. I have one and it works great on water. He's not wanting to go with water cooling and he didn't like the noise the stock cooler made. So I was thinking of maybe the Xfx DD. I haven't really followed up on those and was wondering how those were working out for those who have them. Is there any major issues with them at all, or is everything good. It also comes with BF3 and that's another reason he wants it.

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Originally Posted by Clockster View Post

Finally installed my card, hopefully getting my other one tomorrow biggrin.gif
So how do I join the club lol xD
You guys will also be shocked if you knew how much us South Africans pay for these things lol Its crazy.redface.gif

That's ok, you South Africans have lots of diamonds biggrin.gif
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Are you serious? Thats passive vs active cooling, even if you put fans there, that Xtreme 7970 haves better heatpipes and aluminium fins = more metal, you know? You also should read reviews or something...

All comes down to what you wanne pay for something and some people just look at the best performance for the least bit of money.
Most 7950 owners are these kind of people I think wink.gif
When I looked at comparisons between 7950 and 7970 for example, my decision was made pretty quick... Price difference is not in line with the difference in performance.
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All comes down to what you wanne pay for something and some people just look at the best performance for the least bit of money.
Most 7950 owners are these kind of people I think wink.gif
When I looked at comparisons between 7950 and 7970 for example, my decision was made pretty quick... Price difference is not in line with the difference in performance.

y + xtreme maybe doesnt fit in their case frown.gif

Ordered this:
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/430/accelero-s1-plus.html
Gonna mount 2 fans on it and already have 2 fans from the side. That should keep it cool. Can't wait to try it out and a bit scared if possibly wouldnt cool better then stock. I'm truly disapointed with the stock cooler. Its so cheap and loud..
post #9235 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post

One of my customers wants to buy a 7970 now. He's always been on Diamond reference cards and loves them. I have one and it works great on water. He's not wanting to go with water cooling and he didn't like the noise the stock cooler made. So I was thinking of maybe the Xfx DD. I haven't really followed up on those and was wondering how those were working out for those who have them. Is there any major issues with them at all, or is everything good. It also comes with BF3 and that's another reason he wants it.
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That's ok, you South Africans have lots of diamonds biggrin.gif

DD is pretty bad. I suggest something else.
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Why is the DD bad? I want to be able to tell him the story, not just stay away. I'd like to know why it's bad. Is there certain issues? So what non ref card would be best then? I always go water and ref. I'd like him to get a Lightning but there nowhere to be found.
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Why is the DD bad? I want to be able to tell him the story, not just stay away. I'd like to know why it's bad. Is there certain issues? So what non ref card would be best then? I always go water and ref. I'd like him to get a Lightning but there nowhere to be found.

Its preety nosiy, and VRMs are extremly hot.
Edited by sena - 4/18/12 at 12:01pm
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Hey guys what is the quietest reference card?

Also has anyone found out about the three for free thing? How to redeem specifically
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One of my customers wants to buy a 7970 now. He's always been on Diamond reference cards and loves them. I have one and it works great on water. He's not wanting to go with water cooling and he didn't like the noise the stock cooler made. So I was thinking of maybe the Xfx DD. I haven't really followed up on those and was wondering how those were working out for those who have them. Is there any major issues with them at all, or is everything good. It also comes with BF3 and that's another reason he wants it.
Thanks
Hambone
That's ok, you South Africans have lots of diamonds biggrin.gif

Both the Sapphire Dual-X* and the Powercolor Dual AX look like nice cards with improved cooling solutions....
Edited by disintegratorx - 4/18/12 at 2:54pm
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I'd buy a PowerColor PCS+ HD7950 if NewEgg ever receives more of them. frown.gif
    
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