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lies, http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/dkz7z/
this was my 24/7 folding card, till i accidently firmware flashed it when i meant to flash another card.
card was bought on release date, i was the second owner. and was using the STOCK heatsink and fan.

i challenge you to overclock any card to those numbers and use it to fold for a single month 24/7 on stock cooling.
further more, i would set my fan to 54% to keep the temp at 49c
They were good, they have been blowing goats on the newer series though. I personally wouldnt own a single XFX 7XXX card right now, maybe a 6XXX series, but not the newer ones. You got them before they sucked, nice thumb.gif
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I had a chance to look at the XFX 6950 my friend had

It was nowhere near as loud and it would run colder so i have no idea what happen to the 7000 series
I think every engineer over at XFX got drunk or high when they made the 7000 DD cooler
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i would skimp on the case for now, and go with a 7870, more preformance, and itll keep up from you upgrading for a little while longer. The 2GB cards will help you out greatly at 1080p or higher res.

i went with a diablotek, and the case is doing well. Next week ill be getting a 7950.
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i would skimp on the case for now, and go with a 7870, more preformance, and itll keep up from you upgrading for a little while longer. The 2GB cards will help you out greatly at 1080p or higher res.

i went with a diablotek, and the case is doing well. Next week ill be getting a 7950.

Diablotek huh?
If you ever buy a PSU from them i will force you to check into a hospital
Cooler Master is not much better or at least was just as bad in the past
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Diablotek huh?
If you ever buy a PSU from them i will force you to check into a hospital
Cooler Master is not much better or at least was just as bad in the past

i had to get a decent, somewhat decent psu, i was on a tiiiiiight budget. i'll be going with an HX 750 in the future.
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i had to get a decent, somewhat decent psu, i was on a tiiiiiight budget. i'll be going with an HX 750 in the future.

Not all Cooler Master PSU´s are crap but many are

750 watts are you going SLI/Corssfire?
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post #27 of 36
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Not all Cooler Master PSU´s are crap but many are

750 watts are you going SLI/Corssfire?

haha, thread hijacked.

i might later down the road.

john, if you are going to pair cards, youre going to need more than 550w
post #28 of 36
my MSI R7850 Twin Frozr was a huge pile of junk, went with the wf3 7950 and pretty happy with it.

any brand can have bad cards, ram, hd, etc.. from my one experience i'll never recommend another MSI card again.
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They were good, they have been blowing goats on the newer series though. I personally wouldnt own a single XFX 7XXX card right now, maybe a 6XXX series, but not the newer ones. You got them before they sucked, nice thumb.gif

was nice before i bricked the thing.
i've been told i could jump something on the card to clear the firmware but havent got any clear info on how.
wish i could. i loved that card! still sitting under my desk right now.
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post #30 of 36
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was nice before i bricked the thing.
i've been told i could jump something on the card to clear the firmware but havent got any clear info on how.
wish i could. i loved that card! still sitting under my desk right now.

Next time you are going to double post, try writing your first response, then hit ctrl + a and ctrl + x, then do whatever for your next one, and then paste the one you wrote before at the end. That way you dont end up with double, triple, etc posts. wink.gif
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