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Poll Results: Which GPU to upgrade to?

 
  • 42% (9)
    Radeon HD 7970
  • 47% (10)
    Radeon HD 7950
  • 0% (0)
    Radeon HD 7870
  • 9% (2)
    CrossXfire (2) Radeon HD 7870s
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post #41 of 56
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Keep us updated when of your satisfaction once your product installed wink.gif

will do! thanks, all, for the suggestions/input/advice biggrin.gif
   
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Anytime wink.gif
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new card should be arriving today! smile.gif

on another note, considering doing a little CPU modification while I'm in the case.. saw a video about re-interfacing the IHS (integrated heat sink) on IBs with new TIM (thermal interface material)

anyone have experience or thoughts on this? supposedly lowers temps significantly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXs0I5kuoX4
   
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Unless you've temps problem under load I wouldn't consider it, not worth the trouble IMO, if its just for fun, GO for it !
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if its just for fun, GO for it !

my temps are OK for gaming, but they become worrisome under stress testing for extended periods (like prime95). I'd still like to see them lower, considering I'm running under water on an H100

I'm the kind of person who likes to fiddle with things lol there's only two things I've never "fiddled" with when it comes to PCs: CPU IHS re-interfacing, and VGA cooler re-interfacing (both of which void the warranty, of which I am aware)
   
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go for either the 7950 or 7970. Really which ever one is in your price range get it.
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go for either the 7950 or 7970. Really which ever one is in your price range get it.

this thread was started over a week ago.. ive already ordered a 7950 and it should come today

thanks for the (late) response though!
   
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXs0I5kuoX4

this guy isn't very concerned about not touching the pins (or what used to be pins but are now just copper contacts), eh? tongue.gif lol
   
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Do what you feel comfortable doing smile.gif, it's not thaaaaat much trouble, I maybe exaggerated a bit, what I mean is that the outcome isn't really worth the trouble, except in certain cases it won't change much, but that's just my opinion smile.gif
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Do what you feel comfortable doing smile.gif, it's not thaaaaat much trouble, I maybe exaggerated a bit, what I mean is that the outcome isn't really worth the trouble, except in certain cases it won't change much, but that's just my opinion smile.gif

the things that makes me reluctant is that the IHS won't really, technically, be "integrated" anymore.. it'll kinda just sit on top, clamped down by the CPU bracket, if I do it like the video since it's thermal grease and not thermal adhesive and whatever that cement around the edge of the IHS was, has been removed
   
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