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OK I have come to the point where I think my GPU HSF is way to loud when at load. Now the question in play is get a new HSF or a new GPU?

I am good with the performance, just not how loud it is.
Edited by bluedevil - 9/15/13 at 1:23pm
    
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no point in spending money on a new GPU HSF. sell the sapphire HD 7870 for USD 120 - 140. get a HD 7950. here are a few models with good coolers and unlocked voltage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131499
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

PCS+ AX7950 3GBD5-2DHPP is supposed to one of the quietest coolers.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/35033-powercolor-radeon-hd-7950-pcs/?page=12
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-11.html
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no point in spending money on a new GPU HSF. sell the sapphire HD 7870 for USD 120 - 140. get a HD 7950. here are a few models with good coolers and unlocked voltage.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131499
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458
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PCS+ AX7950 3GBD5-2DHPP is supposed to one of the quietest coolers.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/35033-powercolor-radeon-hd-7950-pcs/?page=12
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-11.html

Even with the new AMD stuff coming out in October?
    
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Hmmm generally the sapphire coolers with the 2 fans are liked as far as I've seen. Is it possible that its a warranty issue? ie is on of the fans toast?

I have used an arctic cooling solution in the past and they are very quiet. If the $60+ price tag doesn't scare you then the Accellero twin turbo 2 should be what you're looking for.
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Hmmm generally the sapphire coolers with the 2 fans are liked as far as I've seen. Is it possible that its a warranty issue? ie is on of the fans toast?

I have used an arctic cooling solution in the past and they are very quiet. If the $60+ price tag doesn't scare you then the Accellero twin turbo 2 should be what you're looking for.

No I don't think it's a warranty issue, both fans spin up and adjust accordingly based on load. It's just that they are really loud on full load. I did think about just getting a Accellero Twin Turbo 2 though...thinking.gif
    
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No I don't think it's a warranty issue, both fans spin up and adjust accordingly based on load. It's just that they are really loud on full load. I did think about just getting a Accellero Twin Turbo 2 though...thinking.gif

On the other hand 7950s are dirt cheap right now.. devil.gif
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On the other hand 7950s are dirt cheap right now.. devil.gif

Yeah pretty much my thoughts too.....I see your point though, spend $40 on a new HSF or take that $40 and apply it to a new GPU. thinking.gif
    
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Even with the new AMD stuff coming out in October?

The new stuff is based on Hawaii GPU which goes up against GK110. caters to the USD 450 - 600 market. HD 7950 is close to half that price.
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Yeah pretty much my thoughts too.....I see your point though, spend $40 on a new HSF or take that $40 and apply it to a new GPU. thinking.gif

get a HD 7950. you can't do better than that. thumb.gif
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Going to wait for the new volcanic island GPUs.
    
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