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I shop Amazon because it's less of a hassle if you need to return/exchange something.

Last time I shopped at Newegg I got a defective card. I had to ask them over chat for shipping label to send it back to them.

Amazon automatically generates a return label for you on the website. No need to ask for one!

If an item is defective. They'll ship a new card immediately. Newegg won't until RMA item is returned.
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I was checking out this Dual X but it doesn't seem to be on EK's Cooling Config, or the model number isn't matching up.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
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Originally Posted by Pheozero View Post

I was checking out this Dual X but it doesn't seem to be on EK's Cooling Config, or the model number isn't matching up.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

That's probably because it's not reference, I talked to sapphire about this and they said they cannot guarantee that it will work with any waterblocks since the PCB has changed.

I would try the MSI card
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Well, I'll be keeping tabs on the Dual X that can be watercooled, but does anyone else have suggestions on other good cards?
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Well, I'll be keeping tabs on the Dual X that can be watercooled, but does anyone else have suggestions on other good cards?
wonder if you could could zip tie another cooler to it?
post #16 of 18
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So I decided I might get a 7950 instead and between these two cards is the Dual X version worth more than the "reference" looking version? I've done research and both these cards can be fitted with waterblocks.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-PCI-Express-version-Graphics-11196-10-40G/dp/B0082D58P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1365733683&sr=1-1&keywords=%2811196-10-40G%29

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-Graphics-21196-00-20G/dp/B00BXVFM3K/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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post #17 of 18
Basically the dual-X has a better cooler and will be quieter and cooler when you are running on air, Unless the cards have been clocked differently or are unlocked/not unlocked then that would be the only difference.
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pheozero View Post

So I decided I might get a 7950 instead and between these two cards is the Dual X version worth more than the "reference" looking version? I've done research and both these cards can be fitted with waterblocks.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-PCI-Express-version-Graphics-11196-10-40G/dp/B0082D58P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1365733683&sr=1-1&keywords=%2811196-10-40G%29

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-Graphics-21196-00-20G/dp/B00BXVFM3K/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

excellent choice. go for the one you like. both will work with 7970 full cover waterblocks. i would go for the 950 mhz edition with dual x cooler as it has 8 + 6 pin power.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1281711/hd7950-revised-with-reference-hd7970-pcb-club
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