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I am starting to understand how people can spend almost as much on fans as the case itself. Nothing wrong with my new case, especially since it wasn't expensive, but man these included case fans are horrible.

Why you would include four 140mm fans that are just going to be thrown away, or taken out to a nearby field and taken care of like in the Office Space movie, is beyond me.
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

I am starting to understand how people can spend almost as much on fans as the case itself. Nothing wrong with my new case, especially since it wasn't expensive, but man these included case fans are horrible.

Why you would include four 140mm fans that are just going to be thrown away, or taken out to a nearby field and taken care of like in the Office Space movie, is beyond me.

The love of your PC. tongue.gif I mean $20/fan, Hokies probably has around 30+ fans in total, I'd say he spent a good 80% of the case price. This is OCN! We ain't subject to common sense!
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I was actually a fanboy for ATI because I've never really owned a Nvidia card myself. tongue.gif If I go for the 680, this will be my first Nvidia card. tongue.gif
Haha! I remember when Eyefinity first became slightly big, I jumped on the wagon and bought everything. Then I learned you needed DP to DVI Active Adapters and at that time, they were around $140 a piece!
I love how you know when he gets up in the morning... Suspicious...
They work pretty well with three monitors, they also look beautiful. The question is, can your system sustain all that power needs!

Get a 680 Lightning then, other models require hard mods...You would only need to get the special AB 2.2.3 (nda) and voila, voltage control.
If you get to 1400mhz core and 7800mhz ram that should be enough to max anything at 1440p. thumb.gif
With sli you have good chances of having enough horsepower for 3x1440p too, with a hefty cpu oc and some luck.
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Over lock potential of 7000 series is huge I can get my msi 7950 to 1300 and 1750 on air and I easily beat 680s and am in line with a lot of oced 7970s. Imo get the 7970. thumb.gif
I also got a golden 7950 tho cause I only need 1.25 volts for that and temps dont exceed 76 degrees at those clocks in mark11 that is tongue.gif

Nice card wink.gif
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I am starting to understand how people can spend almost as much on fans as the case itself. Nothing wrong with my new case, especially since it wasn't expensive, but man these included case fans are horrible.

Why you would include four 140mm fans that are just going to be thrown away, or taken out to a nearby field and taken care of like in the Office Space movie, is beyond me.

It adds cost and most included fans suck anyway...but you need some kind of fan there. Regular casual gamers won't be bothered with replacing case fans or doing cable management or fancy stuff like that. No fans would mean lots of burnt down gamer rigs lol
I'd get a no fan case, with a discounted price...could be an option/sku thumb.gif
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The love of your PC. tongue.gif I mean $20/fan, Hokies probably has around 30+ fans in total, I'd say he spent a good 80% of the case price. This is OCN! We ain't subject to common sense!

He actually cheaped out a lot on fans...I would have gotten Gentle Typhoon ap 15's really tongue.gif Or Silent Wings...
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I am starting to understand how people can spend almost as much on fans as the case itself. Nothing wrong with my new case, especially since it wasn't expensive, but man these included case fans are horrible.

Why you would include four 140mm fans that are just going to be thrown away, or taken out to a nearby field and taken care of like in the Office Space movie, is beyond me.

It is funny you said that, I just bought some Noctua 140mm fans to replace the ones in my Switch 810. smile.gif
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Over lock potential of 7000 series is huge I can get my msi 7950 to 1300 and 1750 on air and I easily beat 680s and am in line with a lot of oced 7970s. Imo get the 7970. thumb.gif
I also got a golden 7950 tho cause I only need 1.25 volts for that and temps dont exceed 76 degrees at those clocks in mark11 that is tongue.gif

Your card did extremely well on the MSI 3DMark Firestrike Challenge, even beating a bunch of 7970s. What make/model do you have?
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

I am starting to understand how people can spend almost as much on fans as the case itself. Nothing wrong with my new case, especially since it wasn't expensive, but man these included case fans are horrible.

Why you would include four 140mm fans that are just going to be thrown away, or taken out to a nearby field and taken care of like in the Office Space movie, is beyond me.
I just wish their was an option to buy the case without fans cause I replace mine anyways. I imagine they do it tho to keep costs down and not everyone goes extreme lol
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I had GTX 670 and HD 7950, and i really like hd 7950 more, GTX 670 was good, but 256 bus is .........

Now i have HD 7950 CFX overclockd to 1100/1600, one mine card is doing 1320 MHz in 3dmark11 with 1.218V in MSI AB(1.12V in real load) and on 1320 HD 7950 is brutally fast.
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Yeah, they are adequate for 1080p but not as fun to oc...unless you're handy with the soldering iron and not afraid of frying your card (most ref designs can't withstand vmods...you'd need a classified or lightning, or DcuII)
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It is funny you said that, I just bought some Noctua 140mm fans to replace the ones in my Switch 810. smile.gif
Which ones? I saw two listings on Amazon for different prices but it looks like the same procduct. There is this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Ultra-Silent-140mm-NF-P14/dp/B002XISTXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361218480&sr=1-1&keywords=NF-P14+FLX
And this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Variable-Impeller-Vortex-Control/dp/B002W7T59Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361218480&sr=1-2&keywords=NF-P14+FLX
What is the difference?
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FtW 420 has the World Record for AMD K10 chips...

http://valid.canardpc.com/records.php
damn thats sick! i want a world record biggrin.gif
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