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Hey guys,
I just got a visiontek 7970 and boy is it loud.. and temperature sensitive! I can fold at 1150/300 no problem but have to keep the fan at 60% when doing so. I saw this thread and thought it higly interesting.
I don't have time to run through 50 pages but can someone with a 7970 recommend me:
a) best watercooling solution (h80, h100, 620, etc) for the 7970? Which is the best "bang for the buck" ?
b) what additional equipment I'll need to buy in addition to the cooler?
I have a haf X so I can basically use any sized radiator desired. Ideally the cooler would keep the gpu in the 60s when folding? I messaged dwood a few days ago and he told me $15 for the whole shebang for extra equipment for the 620. Before buying anything though, would rather do some more research here...
Thanks in advance everyone!

620 seems to be the best bang for buck when bought used. I've seen them going as low as $25. You can either search out dwood and ask him to make you a bracket or just use zip ties. With the 7970, you'll also need a copper shim.

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So I reseated the 620 so now it no longer crashes at 70C, but the card still runs very hot =/ Any advice?

Like someone said just a couple of posts ago, you need a copper shim. The chip is recessed and so block is not on the chip.
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620 seems to be the best bang for buck when bought used. I've seen them going as low as $25. You can either search out dwood and ask him to make you a bracket or just use zip ties. With the 7970, you'll also need a copper shim.
Like someone said just a couple of posts ago, you need a copper shim. The chip is recessed and so block is not on the chip.

Cool. Is information about this shim available (size, specs, etc) ? And can it be bought at lowes or home depot or anything? Really appreciate the help. I read through a lot of the posts which seem to say that temps don't really drop, just the noise does. I still haven't seen a post where someone puts an overclocked 7970 underload and posts the temps or overclocking results. Maybe I missed it through.
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you should see a nice decrease in temps..... about as pleasing as the noise decrease is
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First i just wanted to thank Cravinmild for his valuable help as well as the other posters. "the mod" is what brought me to overclock.net a while back. I recenly got a 6950. I have watched the vrm situation and after much research found the swiftech hs6900. I am currently considering this mod. I talked to swiftech and got a email saying that the hs6900 heatsink would be ordered but it would take around 3 weeks for them to get a shipment. So i figure a month. Since i dont have the heatsink.. its hard to know how well this will work with the mod. So im sure it will take some cutting on the heatsink but how much i wont know till it gets in and i can finally order it. I will get a email when it gets available.
The 6950 i have is a xfx with a dual fan and heatpipes so I would need some type of vrm cooling. I figured a well designed heatsink would be the best bet and it has a place for a fan on it. I will update when and if I get the heatsink.
also I would go with a corsair unit because of the way they are backing their product. Before i learned this I bought a thermaltake water 2.0 extreme for my cpu. I am very happy with it. But I want to do the same with my gpu. Good luck everyone and thanks for all of the posts. :>
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Yeah I have a copper shim with it though.
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thanks sunset,

ive had the my cpu and gpu cooled with closed loop coolers for a long while now and i cant imagine ever going back to stock. For me it has been the best upgrades ive ever done biggrin.gif
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Ha ha agreed. I just sold my 6850 so I had to put the stock cooler back on. It WAS folding @ 1030/1250 with 1.3v and under 55 degrees with the Kuhler 620. Overnight I had it fold and best I could do was 950/1150 with 1.2v and it was still at 50 degrees.

When I get my 6970, slapping the Kuhler back to work.
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Well I may be rethinking my closed loop cooler brand. after taking a look at the pump heatsink assembly on the antec it looks like the same pump on my termaltake water 2.0 extreme.. so many mods have been done with the round pump that I think its the way to go. My pump is quiet. However i havent even really used the computer yet much less stress the system other than a maybe a min on a stress test for temps. I started researching about a month ago but an ankle infection had sidelined me for a while. Being in bed sucks.. when and if the hs6900 comes in I should be able to back off meds and have a clear head to do the mod. Depending on my case.. haf 22 i may see if i can fit one more thermaltake water 2.0 extreme but the only issue I worry about is most units use the same software and i have heard that you cant run 2 instances of the software.
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for the people that are running a cpu closed loop cooler and a gpu closed loop cooler, how do you adjust the temp profiles in software for both or is it done via fan speeds in bios?

Edit: The thermatake water 2.0 extreme uses software and a usb header is this the same method that the antec systems use? Im wondering how to control both units. thanks
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Only the 920 uses this feature, pretty sure you can only control one
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