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post #1 of 47
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Hey i'm looking to buy this card: ref 7950 boost.
http://www.pixmania.com/dk/dk/13360145/art/generique/radeon-hd-7950-oc-3-gb-gd.html

I will perform "The red mod" on it and i am wondering which of theese 2 coolers i should use for it. They cost about the same.

Antec 620:
http://www.pixmania.com/dk/dk/9420766/art/antec/h2o-620-kolevaskesystem.html

COOLER MASTER Seidon:
http://www.pixmania.com/dk/dk/13294548/art/cooler-master/seidon-120m-rl-s12m-24pk.html

Please help me i'm about to order online now thumb.gif
post #2 of 47
Out of those two I would go with the Antec, but why not just buy a Corsair H50? I have heard horror stories of both of those leaking out of the box and destroying entire rigs. Even though that is a slim chance with all liquid coolers it would be better to get something with a little more quality.

Antec 620 - 492 reviews / 4 stars
Cooler Master Seidon - 74 reviews / 4 stars
Corsair H50 - 1341 reviews / 5 stars

That should give you an idea of what I'm talking about. Get the one with the least problems because you don't want to end up being one of those people whose entire rigs get destroyed because of a cheap CLC.
post #3 of 47
Have you ever bought from that website before? That card looks really cheap. Have you checked to see anything about the warranty? I don't think you should rush into this. You are going to have nothing but problems. What is your budget?
post #4 of 47
for one those are CPU coolers not GPU coolers. yes you can zip tie them to the gpu but then how will you cool your graphics cards vram? the fan on it also helps cool the vram so if you remove it then the vram overheats and the gpu will crash.
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Yea that is an OEM card. You might not actually be getting a 7950 if you buy that card. Check out this thread.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2287003

I'm not sure on that, but I am sure that you will be dissapointed with what you get. Remember, you get what you paid for. I don't understand why you wouldn't just get a retail version? Get an MSI Twin Frozr III 7950 or a Sapphire Dual-x 7950. Don't get that piece of crap. It will be useless to "water cool" it because it won't be able to overclock at all. Pointless.
Edited by RavageTheEarth - 4/7/13 at 10:02am
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for one those are CPU coolers not GPU coolers. yes you can zip tie them to the gpu but then how will you cool your graphics cards vram? the fan on it also helps cool the vram so if you remove it then the vram overheats and the gpu will crash.

I guess people also ziptie fans that face the VRM's. Weirdos lol
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Have you ever bought from that website before? That card looks really cheap. Have you checked to see anything about the warranty? I don't think you should rush into this. You are going to have nothing but problems. What is your budget?

My budget is 280 euros and the card doesn't need some fancy cooler since i woulf take it off when i got it to do "The red mod" but do you think the PCB i worse than the other 7950 boards?
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for one those are CPU coolers not GPU coolers. yes you can zip tie them to the gpu but then how will you cool your graphics cards vram? the fan on it also helps cool the vram so if you remove it then the vram overheats and the gpu will crash.

I would use zipties and buy some small heatsinks for the vram.
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Yea that is an OEM card. You might not actually be getting a 7950 if you buy that card. Check out this thread.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2287003

How can they brand it as a 7950 if it isn't one O.o?
post #9 of 47
So do whatever you want, but what I told you is the truth. Save up for a better card and THEN perform the red mod on it if you still want to. I would recommend just buying a better card than the one that you picked out and some thermal paste to replace what comes on the card already. Some good TIM should drop your temps between 5c-15c depending on what kind you buy. I have an overclock on my TFIII of 1225/1625 and I replaced the TIM and temps don't go above 65c. Also don't forget to ask what fans would fit above the VRM's if you still plan on doing the red mod because like jlhawn mentioned you cannot just stick a water cooler on the GPU because the card would just crash from the VRM's overheating.

Good luck thumb.gif
post #10 of 47
Wow you just found THE worst danish website to shop from

These guys are much much better and anything they dont have you can call and ask about

http://www.coolerkit.dk/shop/frontpage.html

Buy a better card instead
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