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Need advice about HD 6950 cooling.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hello.

I think I've decided to buy a Radeon HD 6950 as a little boost from my GeForce GTX 280. (Don't try to point me to an Nvidia card it's not what this thread is about, and I want to try out AMD/ATI)

My question is, what brand has the best custom cooler? I don't want the reference cooler.

The card still needs to be cheap! I'm fine with the 1 GB version.

Thanks in advance.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320 GB LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Hydro H50 w/ Xilence Red Wing XFX "Double Dissipation" cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ V2220 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron L204WS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 W Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #2 of 5
I suggest getting the cheapest 2Gb 6950 and adding this
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127562
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IS the extra VRAM really worth it? I was under the impression that it won't matter much, until you go with like 3 monitors. (I have two monitors by the way)
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320 GB LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Hydro H50 w/ Xilence Red Wing XFX "Double Dissipation" cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ V2220 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron L204WS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 W Cooler Master HAF X 
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Roccat Kone[+] SteelSeries Qck+ Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium SteelSeries Siberia V2 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320 GB LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Hydro H50 w/ Xilence Red Wing XFX "Double Dissipation" cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ V2220 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron L204WS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 W Cooler Master HAF X 
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Roccat Kone[+] SteelSeries Qck+ Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium SteelSeries Siberia V2 
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post #4 of 5
My XFX 6950 is unlocked running at 950 / 1450 with +20% power settings in Catalyst and during intense gameplay and benchmark / stress testing I never see temps above 75. I have a fan blowing across the card, one blowing cool air up from the bottom and another set up on the back of the case pulling the hot air out. Running two monitors also if that helps.

Guess I should add that my card's fan is the exhaust type.
Edited by BigFrank - 2/11/11 at 1:23pm
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post #5 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
My XFX 6950 is unlocked running at 950 / 1450 with +20% power settings in Catalyst and during intense gameplay and benchmark / stress testing I never see temps above 75. I have a fan blowing across the card, one blowing cool air up from the bottom and another set up on the back of the case pulling the hot air out. Running two monitors also if that helps.

Guess I should add that my card's fan is the exhaust type.
Thank you. I'll see what I can get for my money.
Tank
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320 GB LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Hydro H50 w/ Xilence Red Wing XFX "Double Dissipation" cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ V2220 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron L204WS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 W Cooler Master HAF X 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kone[+] SteelSeries Qck+ Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium SteelSeries Siberia V2 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320 GB LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Hydro H50 w/ Xilence Red Wing XFX "Double Dissipation" cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ V2220 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron L204WS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 W Cooler Master HAF X 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kone[+] SteelSeries Qck+ Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium SteelSeries Siberia V2 
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