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post #11 of 22
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In either case, it'll be awhile yet before I can afford it, so it all comes down to how the deals look this time next month.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Shiftstealth View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161400
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OP stay away from the reference cooler designs. the cooler is not good. hot and loud.
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post #13 of 22
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I don't actually know what reference coolers are, but after some research, I promise to heed your advice.
post #14 of 22
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After a brief Google search, reference designs don't seem a bad idea in theory, and would explain why they can charge less for that particular card, but in practice could only be worthwhile if the chipset providers actually did some research and provided a decent blueprint, which I can assume wouldn't always be the case. So, no reference design cards. Got It.
post #15 of 22
I think he is just referring to cards with the reference fans/cooler, not the card itself.

A card with the larger 2 or 3 fan setup will be quieter and cooler.
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by All3n View Post

I think he is just referring to cards with the reference fans/cooler, not the card itself.
A card with the larger 2 or 3 fan setup will be quieter and cooler.

Indeed, reference fans can be loud as hell. The card Shiftstealth recommend runs at 60dB when at load according to: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4539/his_radeon_hd_7950_3gb_video_card_review/index16.html

And I agree about getting a card with 2-3 fans.
post #17 of 22
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On the offchance anyone gives a damn. I picked up an xfx 7950 for $305, came with the three games. Had to upgrade my power supply, when It got here, but that gave me a reason to go modular so It worked out.

Thanks for the help, guys.
post #18 of 22
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On the offchance anyone gives a damn. I picked up an xfx 7950 for $305, came with the three games. Had to upgrade my power supply, when It got here, but that gave me a reason to go modular so It worked out.
Thanks for the help, guys.

Nice, hope you enjoy it man!
post #19 of 22
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I think I will, but first I have to finish my vacation and install It all in my new corsair 600t
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I think I will, but first I have to finish my vacation and install It all in my new corsair 600t
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