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Hey guys!

Having a bit of hard time thinking of all the past things i've been reading so i have one question for you all

Currently my setup is as follows: i5-3570k 4.5ghz delidded and now going strong with coollaboratory ultra, 7970 @ 1240/1600 1.3v. I'm Running these with 1 360mm slim (30mm), 240mm (60mm) and a ek dcp 4.0... My temps are now pretty good...

I'm about to add a 7950 to my loop with some pretty 1150/1500 1.3v overclocks which are steady or even higher.

So my question is do you think that my rad Space is enough for all those three heaters? Or do i have to add more rad? I would like to run my fans at min from my bitfenix fan controller (fans are bitfenix spectre pro)...

Thanks to you all in advance for your input!

Meisseli
post #2 of 15
You should be fine I had a 480 with a 920, amd 5970 and 5870
The slim rad will require high rpm fans.
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Surely you can't run a 7970 and 7950 in Crossfire with different clock frequencies? Wouldn't they default to which ever is lowest?

Oh and to answer your question, yes a 360+240 rad is enough to cool all of that.
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Surely you can't run a 7970 and 7950 in Crossfire with different clock frequencies? Wouldn't they default to which ever is lowest?

Oh and to answer your question, yes a 360+240 rad is enough to cool all of that.
Yes you can as long as they are the same series. Look at my 1st post.
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Originally Posted by Matt26LFC View Post

Surely you can't run a 7970 and 7950 in Crossfire with different clock frequencies? Wouldn't they default to which ever is lowest?

Oh and to answer your question, yes a 360+240 rad is enough to cool all of that.

As far as i know you are wrong... Amd has this thing called crossfireX which means that you can run GPUs of the same series (6970 and 6950, 7950 and 7970) at their own clock/memoryspeeds, thus having performance in between of 2x7970 and 2x7950... And i am already Running these cards in crossfireX...

But Thanks for your input!

Meisseli
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Originally Posted by Matt26LFC View Post

Surely you can't run a 7970 and 7950 in Crossfire with different clock frequencies? Wouldn't they default to which ever is lowest?

Oh and to answer your question, yes a 360+240 rad is enough to cool all of that.

I ran a 5970 and 5870 at differt clocks also ran my 2 7970s at differt clocks.
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Originally Posted by Meisseli View Post

Hey guys!

Having a bit of hard time thinking of all the past things i've been reading so i have one question for you all

Currently my setup is as follows: i5-3570k 4.5ghz delidded and now going strong with coollaboratory ultra, 7970 @ 1240/1600 1.3v. I'm Running these with 1 360mm slim (30mm), 240mm (60mm) and a ek dcp 4.0... My temps are now pretty good...

I'm about to add a 7950 to my loop with some pretty 1150/1500 1.3v overclocks which are steady or even higher.

So my question is do you think that my rad Space is enough for all those three heaters? Or do i have to add more rad? I would like to run my fans at min from my bitfenix fan controller (fans are bitfenix spectre pro)...

Thanks to you all in advance for your input!

Meisseli

im running a 2600k@5ghz 1.48 and 2 7970s on a rx 360 an rx240 great temps.
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I ran a 5970 and 5870 at differt clocks also ran my 2 7970s at differt clocks.
im running a 2600k@5ghz 1.48 and 2 7970s on a rx 360 an rx240 great temps.

So I'm good although my 360 rad is only 30mm? Would it make Any difference if i would add another 140mm thick rad to back of my case?

Meisseli
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So I'm good although my 360 rad is only 30mm? Would it make Any difference if i would add another 140mm thick rad to back of my case?

Meisseli

You should still get decent temps the ib runs cooler then a sandy when you fix the tim.
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As far as i know you are wrong... Amd has this thing called crossfireX which means that you can run GPUs of the same series (6970 and 6950, 7950 and 7970) at their own clock/memoryspeeds, thus having performance in between of 2x7970 and 2x7950... And i am already Running these cards in crossfireX...

But Thanks for your input!

Meisseli

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I ran a 5970 and 5870 at differt clocks also ran my 2 7970s at differt clocks.
im running a 2600k@5ghz 1.48 and 2 7970s on a rx 360 an rx240 great temps.

Ok guys, my bad, I knew you could run different cards however I didn't realise that you could also run different frequencies, for some reason I thought they had to be the same. Perhaps that was a constraint of the past or an Nvidia thing or maybe I've just not remembered right at all lol
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I say it enough. I have RS360 + EX240 for my setup but both push/pull.
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