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aHandz-- Those aren't the temps for the GPU. They're the CPU temps from iTaT.

Dpawl-- No, smart fan's not enabled on any of my components aside from maybe the GPU. I disabled smart fan on everything while ago. Is there a smartFan enable on the GPU that I dunno about? Cause if so, then it needs to be on 24/7.

It's bad if it's adding 2c when I'm IDLE. Dunno what it'll do while I'm cutting video or compressing. =|
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Sounds like insufficient airflow in the case.

You are continually heating the ambient air in the case before it can be properly ventilated and heat soaking your components.


Can you post some pics of your case?
    
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Audi, all GPUs have a smart fan setup, for the most part, which is why when you enter a game or display a huge video, you'll hear it spool up.
    
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the 7900gs is just about the coolest running card on the market lol
    
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Ignore the crappy wiring. I've cleaned it up since this first build picture. xD

The case is open at the moment, the GPU is putting off heat right beneath the Enoztech and down beneath itself. It's like this cloud of warmth thick enough to literally dip your fingertips in.

I now have a SilenX 120mm mounted in the front of the case, beneath that is an 80mm right in front of the HDD's, then there's the 120mm at the back. I've got an extra SilenX that I stood up right beneath the GPU for a few minutes to see how it did and that's when the iTaT temps dropped.

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Alright so I'mma just get aftermarket cooling anyway.

Last question: Which one is the better card? Regardless of Brand. Because I'mma be stuck with either one for a while.

7900GS or X1950XT 512mb?
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I may be way off but I believe the x1950xt's Nvidia counterpart is the 7950GT, so I'd get that!
    
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Alright so I'mma just get aftermarket cooling anyway.

Last question: Which one is the better card? Regardless of Brand. Because I'mma be stuck with either one for a while.

7900GS or X1950XT 512mb?
Stick with the 7900GS, you already have it anyway. I've heard lots of negative things about X1950XT drivers although it is a superior card performance-wise. If you were to get that then go for a X1900XT instead, they have very mature drivers compared to the X1950XT.

Anyway I really don't see what's wrong with your temps. It's really decent for your card. I had a 7900GT and it ran around the same temperatures when ambient is lower. Don't blow your money on another same-generation card, it's pointless when you have a 7900GS. Get a Zalman VF900 and smile.
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Thanks, D. I already got a 7900 and 8600 sitting here... Guess by next tuesday or so I'mma end up with two more video cards just trying to choose. U__u;

I'll check between the two and see which one's gonna work better. Appreciated!
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Hey Nuclear--

I can't use 8 series cards, sadly, so I needa get the best X19 or G7x series card I can get until I can use a better one.

I had never considered the 7950GS so that one?
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