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oh Accelero VRM cooling = heap of garbage (Translate it yourself biggrin.gif)
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Even reference coolers though? They extremely very alike compared to my Powercolor 5970, and looking from noise tests on Youtube they look fairly loud as well. Have they changed much since the 5xxx series cards?
SEEM. But it's not. Remember the 5970 is way hotter than a 7970. Even stock cooling is much better
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Well, after thinking for awhile, I'd like to have a quiet GPU that does well in this program, but doesn't cost a lot either.

I think I'll pass on the 7870/7970 and go for a brand new 7950 - it comes with 4 free games, probably can sell them for ~$120 or so, and have new warranty, as well as my own choice of brand.
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Well, after thinking for awhile, I'd like to have a quiet GPU that does well in this program, but doesn't cost a lot either.

I think I'll pass on the 7870/7970 and go for a brand new 7950 - it comes with 4 free games, probably can sell them for ~$120 or so, and have new warranty, as well as my own choice of brand.
What program do i suppose you're suggesting you're using? tongue.gif
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What program do i suppose you're suggesting you're using? tongue.gif
Can't mention it here at OCN, but it's hashing software. wink.gif
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Well, after thinking for awhile, I'd like to have a quiet GPU that does well in this program, but doesn't cost a lot either.

I think I'll pass on the 7870/7970 and go for a brand new 7950 - it comes with 4 free games, probably can sell them for ~$120 or so, and have new warranty, as well as my own choice of brand.

good choice thumb.gif
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Well, after thinking for awhile, I'd like to have a quiet GPU that does well in this program, but doesn't cost a lot either.

I think I'll pass on the 7870/7970 and go for a brand new 7950 - it comes with 4 free games, probably can sell them for ~$120 or so, and have new warranty, as well as my own choice of brand.

A new 7870 comes with Crysis 3, TR, FC3 BD, and BioShock Inf.

Great Value here. Very happy with mine. biggrin.gif

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
Edited by bluedevil - 5/20/13 at 11:08am
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I bought a new 7950 in April and I LOVE it! I was running some "HASH-ing" software for awhile and was crunching a good BIT, but I was not sure if the software was communicating with the consortiu uuh thing and so wasn't sure if it would pay off to run it, that and I like to game as well so that conflicted
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A new 7870 comes with Crysis 3, TR, FC3 BD, and BioShock Inf.

Great Value here. Very happy with mine. biggrin.gif

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
I thought about a 7870, but after looking, a 7950 is only like $60 more - and I'll be splitting the cost half and half with someone else, so it's only around $30 more for the 7950.

Thanks for all the support guys! thumb.gif
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Can't mention it here at OCN, but it's hashing software. wink.gif
Ah, will definitely run best with any GCN card
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I thought about a 7870, but after looking, a 7950 is only like $60 more - and I'll be splitting the cost half and half with someone else, so it's only around $30 more for the 7950.

Thanks for all the support guys! thumb.gif
For hashing 79xx bang for buck is INSANE tongue.gif 7870 XT as well being part of tahiti
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Ah, will definitely run best with any GCN card
For hashing 79xx bang for buck is INSANE tongue.gif 7870 XT as well being part of tahiti

Yeah the 7870XT is an option too, but the 7950 and 7970 run the show in the hashing program.
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Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
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500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
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Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
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500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI Z68 MA-ED55 MSI GTX 750 Ti 6GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
PowerCase
Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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