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I don't mean the be the realist here, but I can buy that 7770 for less than a hundred bucks on craigslist and you are looking to put it on water to save some dB? Something sounds off here. If it were me, I would hawk that card post ricky tick and buy something that is 1.) able to be cooled by a proper full cover block later on down the road when you can afford it. and 2.) is quieter at stock than that thing. For example a Gigabyte GTX 650 TI would do you well. and is worth about the same as what you will get when you sell the 7770 + the 60 bucks you want to spend to chill it.

Anyways, to put it in OCN battlestation perspective. Nobody NEEDS their PC to run quieter, it's always going to be a want no matter how you look at it. With that being said, regardless of if you have a $60 solution or a $5000 solution we all want to be as efficient about it as possible. In your case, the most efficient thing you can do, is to buy a better quality, quieter card.

GTX 650 TI - 36dBA idle - 40.4 peak - Comparable to slightly over a whisper

Just my thoughts really. Also, any of this ghetto nonsense that people are saying here you're going to regret. I promise. That includes "THE MOD"..it's a weak excuse for a loop. In my personal opinion of course.
Edited by Dsltnangel - 4/16/13 at 11:38am
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Dsltnangel View Post

I don't mean the be the realist here, but I can buy that 7770 for less than a hundred bucks on craigslist and you are looking to put it on water to save some dB? Something sounds off here. If it were me, I would hawk that card post ricky tick and buy something that is 1.) able to be cooled by a proper full cover block later on down the road when you can afford it. and 2.) is quieter at stock than that thing. For example a Gigabyte GTX 650 TI would do you well. and is worth about the same as what you will get when you sell the 7770 + the 60 bucks you want to spend to chill it.

Anyways, to put it in OCN battlestation perspective. Nobody NEEDS their PC to run quieter, it's always going to be a want no matter how you look at it. With that being said, regardless of if you have a $60 solution or a $5000 solution we all want to be as efficient about it as possible. In your case, the most efficient thing you can do, is to buy a better quality, quieter card.

GTX 650 TI - 36dBA idle - 40.4 peak - Comparable to slightly over a whisper

Just my thoughts really. Also, any of this ghetto nonsense that people are saying here you're going to regret. I promise. That includes "THE MOD"..it's a weak excuse for a loop. In my personal opinion of course.

he has around $90 USD to spend if i did the conversions correctly.
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try and sell your card for 80-100 use your and try and pick up a 7850 2gb or a 650 ti boost
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if this thread is still active what did the op finally do?
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So far I have done nothing (lack of money atm), however my side pannel has become just a floor decoraton
post #16 of 16
It is possible - heres an ebay listing where the user manages to slap on a Corsair H55 on a 7970
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corsair-H55-Liquid-Cooled-Powercolor-Radeon-HD-7970-925MHZ-3GB-video-card-/171114400005?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item27d7368905

Its like a poor man's Accelero Hybrid http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186067

Pretty funny smile.gif If i didnt have my aftermarket 7970 i would seriously consider modding a reference 7970 with something like an H60 and a normal case fan for the memory lol
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