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well i researched a bit for cooling i know for a fact i want to either get two wc block for my 6970 is dual cfx coming in a couple weeks or should i get two of these heat sink type coolers

do you have any suggestions for any wc blocks that are about the same price or heatsinks that are better for the same price
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well i researched a bit for cooling i know for a fact i want to either get two wc block for my 6970 is dual cfx coming in a couple weeks or should i get two of these heat sink type coolers

do you have any suggestions for any wc blocks that are about the same price or heatsinks that are better for the same price
Those logisys coolers look like crap. Plus, looking at the compatibility list tells you everything you need to know.
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Either get an actually good air cooler (which can be pretty pricey) or go all WC. Which to be honest I just got done installing just one and a CPU loop and it kicked my ass. So depends.
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yeah i know the heat sink is really crappy but still it is 100X cheaper that buying a 100 dollar block do you think i need to wc if i only do moderate gpu overclock?
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post #5 of 11
Look for something from Thermalright or Arctic Cooling. Last I checked the AC Accelero Xtreme didn't support the 6970 yet, not sure if that's changed now. If space isn't an issue go for something like the Thermalright Shaman, but I think you'll need to buy a seperate VRM cooler.
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yeah i know the heat sink is really crappy but still it is 100X cheaper that buying a 100 dollar block do you think i need to wc if i only do moderate gpu overclock?
You dont need water to overcloked them. But you need hell of the high % fan speed to keep temps down. If you can take the noise @ 100% fan speed the card should do 1Ghz no problem.
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post #7 of 11
I think you should WC, unless you can get ahold of a giant air cooler like the Thermalright Spitfire 6. Don't know if it's compatible with the newer 69xx cards.

^Like that guy said, if you can bear with a loud fan than the stock cooler is enough.

Aftermarket heatsinks on GPUs make a pretty big difference in temps.
I've seen people get loads in the 40s at 1GHz.
Meanwhile, my temps are hitting 90c at 100% fan speed lol.
post #8 of 11
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okay thanks i think i will temporarily get the spitfire untill i get the $$ for a proper wc block
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post #9 of 11
you can get a gpu only block and it cost about 40-50$

I am not really sure thought if the stock cooler can be kept to cool the vram like in the GTX570\\80...
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post #10 of 11
6950/6970 are a little more difficult to setup with a gpu only waterblock due to the odd placement of some of the vrms.
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