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So i got a cool little toy with my used 7950. Do I want to use it?

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So I bought a used 7950 on ebay for an ok, but not impressive price (more than i really wanted) and it came with one of these..


I understand they are hard to get, and I'm not sure if I want to try to sell it to offset the cost of the card slightly, or try to actually run the thing.

Running it is tempting, because my in case air flow is a bit marginal dlwn low where the GPU is. Problem is I gotta buy a watercooler to do it. If I do go water, I'd like to eventually add a second 7950 (got to get my OC to a level that can handle it first, or go with a new CPU)

If I did that I would want to try to splice in a second GPU on the loop. It's theoretically possible, but I'm not sure if it is what you call a "good idea"

Opinions?
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #2 of 6
if you plan to xfire, I'd sell it and go for real watercooling instead of strapping on a cpu aio.
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Samsung 840 Pro Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown White LED NZXT Hale90 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Gunmetal SE Logitech G700s Fierce Ultra-Slick Steel Mouse Surface  Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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post #3 of 6
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you don;t happen to remember what the darned things are called do you? hard to sell if I can't even name it. IIRC the company went belly up or something.
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #4 of 6
Its "The dWood Bracket" afaik...
post #5 of 6
not as valuable as I'd remembered: AIO GPU Bracket Thread
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown White LED NZXT Hale90 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Gunmetal SE Logitech G700s Fierce Ultra-Slick Steel Mouse Surface  Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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Audioengine A5+ White Audioengine S8 White Bitfenix Recon 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown White LED NZXT Hale90 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Gunmetal SE Logitech G700s Fierce Ultra-Slick Steel Mouse Surface  Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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post #6 of 6
I got two of those with the AIOs sitting around here somewhere collecting dust... Was the best option for low temps and noise. I say do it. I have since switched cards and to a full cover though.
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Corsair vertex 3 WD velociraptor Seagate Aquacomputer Cryos 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua NF-F12 PWM times 4 Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 690  Windows 8 Pro Samsung 1920x1200 
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Benq XL2420T Corsair Vengance K90 Mechanical Phantom 820 Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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