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post #11 of 29
The exhaust option is arguably rather important regarding overall system temps; I'm with the OP on needing this for my VGA cooling solution.

I have a couple good coolers to suggest for your 7950:

1. Iceberq 6: The sleeper of all VGA coolers

I've used this rather unheard of cooler from Vantec for about 5 months now on a 1.5v vmodd'd 7900GT and it simply rocks bawls.

Check my sig for a mini-review including temps, etc.


2. Thermaltake ND1:

A friend installed this on his own 7950 and it dropped his load temps by 20C. Also, another (obvious Silencer rip) exhaust cooler ... with a bit better compatibility than the NV Silencers which it's obviously modeled after.

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If overall system temps are a concern ... then stick with the exhaust options.

As an experiment, I ran a cabled thermometer into the rear exhaust of my Iceberq 6, and at full load, the air coming out the back was 55C (130F!!); it was almost too hot to hold my hand over.



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wow... i was under the impression that neither of those fit my card... but after this i will definitely look into them more closely, thanks.
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wow... i was under the impression that neither of those fit my card... but after this i will definitely look into them more closely, thanks.
I just called my friend who is using the Thermaltake ND1 ...

He confirmed that he's using it with an EVGA 7950 KO ... no mods necessary; works out of the box.

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I'm sure the Iceberq will work as well ...

Have fun.

    
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huh... a newegg review saidit didnt work with his card but newegg reviews are usually crap... ill have to consider it. what kind of temps is he getting?
post #15 of 29
Here's a review of the Iceberq 6 when installed on a 7950GT:

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/...%206/index.php

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Good cooler for sure ...

    
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huh... a newegg review saidit didnt work with his card but newegg reviews are usually crap... ill have to consider it. what kind of temps is he getting?
Don't know specifics on temps ...

I can call him later ... he was shopping when I just rang him and had to hang up quick.

I do know though, that when he first installed it ... he said it took his load temps down by 15 to 20 degrees.
    
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that review doesn't exactly make it look terribly appealing (9c drop instead of like 20 with other coolers) but it does show me compatibility... try to get back to me about you friends temps with that cooler.

my cuurent temps are about 50 idle and 70 ish at full load (used to be higher but has lowered with new case fans and new cpu cooler)
post #18 of 29
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that review doesn't exactly make it look terribly appealing (9c drop instead of like 20 with other coolers) but it does show me compatibility... try to get back to me about you friends temps with that cooler.

my cuurent temps are about 50 idle and 70 ish at full load (used to be higher but has lowered with new case fans and new cpu cooler)
Other reviewers have shown better results ...

On my 7900GT ... before volt modding and running a fairly modest overclock with the stock cooler, my load temps hit 75C on a regular basis.

With the Iceberq, and after vmodding to 1.5v and overclocking to 700/852, my load temps were around 70C ...

Fair enough in my opinion ... doesn't get much better really.

There's another review out there where the reviewer compares the Iceberq to his VF-900 ... and the Iceberq was about 1C cooler ... which is really not worth making a big deal of ... but it becomes exceptional when you consider the Iceberq jets the GPU heat out the back ...

I'll post a link when I find it ...
    
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post #19 of 29
Here's the VF-900 CU owner who reveiwed the Iceberq 6; check around the last page for his comments in comparison to the VF-900:

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"For those who were wondering how my previous Zalman GPU cooler compares to the IceberQ 6, the temperatures were almost identical across the entire spectrum. The only difference was the idling temperature where the Zalman was all of 1 degree warmer. The one characteristic that benefits of the Ice 6 is how the fan duct directs the warm air out the back of the case, rather than leaving it inside."
Here's the review:

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...Q6/index.shtml

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BTW ... a 10C drop at load is pretty dang good ...

    
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post #20 of 29
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im not saying 10c drop is bad at all... im jst saying people have seen insane 20+ drops with other coolers
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