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I had considered doing a dual 80mm rad on my rig but I decided against it in the end. The ROI in terms of price vs. performance just isn't justifyable for me at least... But it would be cool to see someone else do it up!
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Hi folks,

Unrelated to the topic of the thread but it is related to a potential change in my build.

I have the 7870 Club 3d jokerCard- pitcairn version. Cost $200. Bought it before the Tahiti version was available.

Have an opportunity to get a Sapphire 7870 xt (boost) for the same price.

But I would have to go pick it up and then sell my old 7870. My problem is I can't figure whether the trouble of picking up the new one and selling the old one is even worth the improvement in performance.

Would you folks bother with it?

Thanks!
    
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one more hole to put for the wires, some trimming to do in the middle, and paint it black, but its comming along smile.gif Oh and fit the mesh ontop...

That looks pretty cool- great job!

Can you take a pic of the whole case with the fan?
    
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Hi folks,

Unrelated to the topic of the thread but it is related to a potential change in my build.

I have the 7870 Club 3d jokerCard- pitcairn version. Cost $200. Bought it before the Tahiti version was available.

Have an opportunity to get a Sapphire 7870 xt (boost) for the same price.

But I would have to go pick it up and then sell my old 7870. My problem is I can't figure whether the trouble of picking up the new one and selling the old one is even worth the improvement in performance.

Would you folks bother with it?

Thanks!
You'd get a better answer if you made a new thread in the AMD GPU section.
 
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You'd get a better answer if you made a new thread in the AMD GPU section.

Yup- already posted in the Sapphire 7870 Tahiti thread.
    
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I had considered doing a dual 80mm rad on my rig but I decided against it in the end. The ROI in terms of price vs. performance just isn't justifyable for me at least... But it would be cool to see someone else do it up!

I've been considering one as well. but just not sure how I'd run my tubing vs what I currently have on that end of the machine as I hadn't accounted for one in the first place. I'm sure it Wouldn't be that hard, but my motivation right now is pretty slim. Need to make a plexi top window first.
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I've been considering one as well. but just not sure how I'd run my tubing vs what I currently have on that end of the machine as I hadn't accounted for one in the first place. I'm sure it Wouldn't be that hard, but my motivation right now is pretty slim. Need to make a plexi top window first.

Lol! Mavisky, we must be on the same wavelength or something! I too pushed back adding the 80mm rad in favor of cutting plexi windows for my xb! And I'm also in the mindset of not really wanting to rip apart my whole rig again to drain and re-run my tubing... I kinda want to just sit back and enjoy for a few more weeks (while my wallet recovers from my recent buying spree lol!). I'm at the stage where any modding I do is pretty much for aesthetics.

For me, my rig is pretty much done in terms of hardware upgrades smile.gif ... If I justify upgrading my GPU, then I would have to move from an APU back to an AM3+ platform (new mobo + CPU), AND upgrade/sleeve a new psu to handle the increase power needs! Talk about painting yourself into a corner tongue.gif Lucky for my wallet, even I can see that the above would be more of a new build rather than an upgrade, and thats not in the cards for a WHILE!!

Once I'm done cutting my windows ill post an updated pic of both my rig and my new deskspace biggrin.gif
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post #1678 of 10493
Yea I've just got to pull the trigger one the plexi at this point. I could stand for a few upgrades, primarily a new FX-8350 to replace this FX-4170 i've got right now. The gpu's will probably hang out for another year or so until the 700 series drops from Nvidia or perhaps I'll consider an AMD card this time around.
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I just spent tonight cutting out my side panel window with my rotary tool! It took a a while to get the hang of cutting metal but I got it eventually. I still have some finish work to do but I'm really happy with the direction its going in smile.gif Pics tomorrow
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wanted to update some pic's. my fan controller finally arrived,along with my 80mm fans for the bottom. i also added a msi gtx670 pe sence last pic's.












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