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for my 1080p panel do you recommend 1000MHz with near silent 40% fan or overclock and have to put up with 60% + fan speeds ?
 
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Just get blocks or you should get something with custom air solution
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Quote:
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Just get blocks or you should get something with custom air solution

i'm not looking to do water cooling, no budget for it now and also parts are not available here will have to order them and wait a month for them to ship
 
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post #4 of 8
IMHO you should go 1440p wink.gif

Otherwise, I'd underclock/undervolt and enjoy the silence.


EDIT: Ewww, you're using 1080p/60hz with 7970 crossfire? Shame on you sir, that's like buying a lotus and sticking cheap refurb tires on it.

Unless it's headphones, you next purchase has to be a lightboost or 1440p monitor.
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/11/13 at 1:11am
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by invincible20xx View Post

for my 1080p panel do you recommend 1000MHz with near silent 40% fan or overclock and have to put up with 60% + fan speeds ?

Honestly, I would not overclock at all on a 1080p screen (as that is going to be your bottleneck). That is unless you want bragging rights, or benching sessions.

Myself, I would not care about fan speed. I care more about temps. Run my 480 at 70* fan for desktop and 100% with GPUGrid and gaming and it does not bother me much (aside from the heat, but AC set to 50 ish and it is good). (with those fan speeds it gets about 65-70*C load temps and idles at ~55*)
 
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post #6 of 8
Honestly, 7970 crossfire is waaay overkill for 1080p. I would either sell one and get a block for the other, or get a 1440p monitor to actually utilize the power of the cards.
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guys no budget for another monitor these days lol and probably for a long time to come tongue.gif

i actually like the colors on that ips asus panel i'm rocking and i like having a constant 60fps
Edited by invincible20xx - 10/11/13 at 1:39am
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by invincible20xx View Post

guys no budget for another monitor these days lol and probably for a long time to come tongue.gif

i actually like the colors on that ips asus panel i'm rocking and i like having a constant 60fps

Most people wouldn't, but I'd just sell a 7970 and grab a 1440p Qnix if I were you.
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