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HD 7870 Twin Frozr III to a reference 7950?

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I got an offer to swap my 7870 Twin Frozr III for a 7950 refence with the single fan in the middle version thingy biggrin.gif. The fan on it sucks, but if I change thermal paste/attach an aftermarket cooler and after I solve the cooling one way or another, I could flash it with unlocked BIOS, because I think it has locked voltage (not sure)
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Any aftermarket cooler suggestions? Because this is the 7950 with the most dreadful cooler haha. I would really appreaciate if you knew any aftermarket coolers thumb.gif
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Mod a H50/60 Antec 620 AIO cooler to it and get some sinks for the mem thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1203636/official-amd-ati-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-red-mod
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I could expand my H220 , but I think this would be the best option: http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/DCACO-V15G300-BL
What do you think? How much would it be to expand my H220?
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Originally Posted by AlDyer View Post

I got an offer to swap my 7870 Twin Frozr III for a 7950 refence with the single fan in the middle version thingy biggrin.gif. The fan on it sucks, but if I change thermal paste/attach an aftermarket cooler and after I solve the cooling one way or another, I could flash it with unlocked BIOS, because I think it has locked voltage (not sure)

all reference HD 7950 cards have unlocked voltage thumb.gif . for thermal paste i suggest coollaboratory liquid ultra (conductive) or prolimatech pk-1 (non conductive). Accelero Xtreme 7970 is outstanding for the core GPU cooling but VRM cooling is not so great. the accelero fans are very silent even at max fan speeds. so your overclocking will be limited by VRM temps. speak to others who have the accelero before getting one. good luck. smile.gif
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I would expand the 220 if you can afford it, gpu blocks are around $100, not sure what the other parts would cost.
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