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best 7970 design for WC? and AUS Pricing

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post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, just wanna start with a quick word about Australian 7970 pricing. Its... HUUUGE.
Between 750 and 800 AUD / card, which is a lot when you keep in mind the Australian dollar is ABOVE the USD at the moment.
I am considering using priceusa.com.au to ship it over here, and recently received a quote for about 650-670 shipped to my door express and insured

Which brings me to the main point, Im going to WC this baby.... running a XSPC RASA 750 RX360 kit at the moment
cooling my 2500k @ 1.4V and nothing else, thinking I'll grab a block from Aus (only 170 here) EK-FC7970 - Acetal+EN (Nickel)

thoughts on the likely hood of this loop being enough with this block to run the card?
which card would you run or are all the reference designs made equal?
Edited by jebusv20 - 1/15/12 at 8:00am
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G.Skill Ripjaw Z OCZ REVODRIVE 3 Hitachi XSPC pump top res for DDC355 -> Magicool 180.3 ... 
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win 7 ultimate x64 Triple Shimian QH270 27" 2560 x 1440 Razer Black Widow Silverstone Strider ST1500 
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post #2 of 3
All references should be the same, and yes, an RX360 will be plenty.
post #3 of 3
All of the 7970 cards that were just released have the same base design. Pick the brand that you like and go forward.
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