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Did i say "watercooling is cool" no i said i wanna learn how to watercool so I know how to watercool
Hit up the WC subforum, start learning
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Sigh...You dont need watercooling to overclock. You just need high quality parts and good cooling. Air cooling = $60. Watercooling = $150-$200...That money you save could go to high quality parts...
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Sigh...You dont need watercooling to overclock. You just need high quality parts and good cooling. Air cooling = $60. Watercooling = $150-$200...That money you save could go to high quality parts...
You hit a limit with air cooling, there is a point where you can't go any further. Water cooling has it's limits too, but it's limits are higher than air cooling limits. Quit being anti-water cooling. Nothing is wrong with it. Just because you can't justify the cost, doesn't mean that others cant too.
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Unlocking shaders and flashing to 6970 bios are two different things.
Cards are too new to have long term damage data, however hundreds if not thousands of owners have successfully unlock shaders or flashed a 6950.

Been running the pants of my cards that are 6970 flashed with OC for 2 months now. No problems at all so I don't believe there will be any.

Read up plenty and make sure your comfortable with any mod. It virtually impossible to brick your card, but there are some very capable people on OCN that were able to do just that.
okay thanks for that, i aint flashin it till next week anyway so it gives me some time to research some more ^^
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Hit up the WC subforum, start learning
^^ i have been, but i learn best from actually doing things, in this case i will learn best from actually buildingg a loop, so if its my money, my time, i will be building a WC Loop ^^
post #16 of 25
It's also really fun if you like doing that kind of stuff.

Yes it's costly, but worth it to some people, like me.
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You hit a limit with air cooling, there is a point where you can't go any further. Water cooling has it's limits too, but it's limits are higher than air cooling limits. Quit being anti-water cooling. Nothing is wrong with it. Just because you can't justify the cost, doesn't mean that others cant too.
I think what he's saying is the cost is not justifiable if you're not buying premium parts to begin with.

Example: Buying a 6870 or 6950 and looking to watercool. A better solution would've been to buy a 6970 or GTX 580 and not watercool.
    
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To all the watercooling comments:
I have a 6950 and I plan to watercool. Especially because I am going to Xfire and overclock both. Why watercool you say? Heat vs noise. You either make some sunny side up eggs while you play your game OR you get yourself a noise canceling head-set so you can have the fans cranked up. Believe me - I checked it both ways. So, if you want to have your cake and eat it too (overclock AND not deal with heat and noise), you drown those cards in water - especially xfre (trifire, quadfire, whatever floats your boat). And that is why I am going watercooling. Does it justify the cost? To me HELL YESS !!
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To all the watercooling comments:
I have a 6950 and I plan to watercool. Especially because I am going to Xfire and overclock both. Why watercool you say? Heat vs noise. You either make some sunny side up eggs while you play your game OR you get yourself a noise canceling head-set so you can have the fans cranked up. Believe me - I checked it both ways. So, if you want to have your cake and eat it too (overclock AND not deal with heat and noise), you drown those cards in water - especially xfre (trifire, quadfire, whatever floats your boat). And that is why I am going watercooling. Does it justify the cost? To me HELL YESS !!
You know how I like to clear out noise?

Get a soundproof case.

Lol.

It seems most people argue that watercooling takes away noise, but then they overclock with tri-highrpm fan radiators, which sort-of defeats the purpose of no noise.
    
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Ain't no soundproof case can drown the sound of a 6950 running over 70% fan speed. That thing sounds like a tornado ! If so, recommend me one !

But yeah, I agree you can have watercooling and yet not reduce noise. But I guess that is what planning is for - what you want to achieve and choose your components based on that.
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