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post #11 of 19
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That's a good question!

1) reduce noise levels considerably, we've just moved and I've lost my game room

2)not have to go into settings in any games and reduce the experience because my PC can't walk-the-walk

3)Improve the life of my setup by giving it decent cooling
1) Those 4870s can get loud, but the 6970 is taxed less performance wise and is a quiter card. So you would be happy with that. What kind of case do you have? What brand are those 4870s?

3) Eh some people tell themselves this to justify their purchase but the graphix card i am using right now on this computer has been OC'd for about 8 years. I have never had a hard drive or video card fail me due to use or OCing. All of the hardware problems i have had have been from DOAs and bad hardware that crapped out on the 3rd day.
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post #12 of 19
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You must live somewhere cold cuz cfx 6950s and trifire on air for me was !@#$%ing hot.
My case has exeptionaly good airflow and my setup is only 2 cards i don't do the tri fire.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Zaiger View Post
1) Those 4870s can get loud, but the 6970 is taxed less performance wise and is a quiter card. So you would be happy with that. What kind of case do you have? What brand are those 4870s?

3) Eh some people tell themselves this to justify their purchase but the graphix card i am using right now on this computer has been OC'd for about 8 years. I have never had a hard drive or video card fail me due to use or OCing. All of the hardware problems i have had have been from DOAs and bad hardware that crapped out on the 3rd day.
I have the HAF 932 so space is ok, the top has a open grill for the rad if needed and the PSU is seated in the bottom. I do pack it thou with 5 hard drives (the PC doubles as a media center/NAS over the network).

The cards are reference XFX branded

I've just ebayed my two 4870x2

I've just had my i7 965 RMA'ed by Scan Computers for a memory controller error, looks like they are replacing it with a 980x or even a 990x as they can't source a replacement 965 and i do spend a awful lot with them so they are looking after me
post #14 of 19
do you mean the waterblock/radiator threads are 1/4?

and make sure your radiator takes 120mm fans. since you have a haf 932. unless youre planning to mount the rad on the back of the case. than that wouldnt be a problem.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Oh You Did View Post
do you mean the waterblock/radiator threads are 1/4?

and make sure your radiator takes 120mm fans. since you have a haf 932. unless youre planning to mount the rad on the back of the case. than that wouldnt be a problem.

Yes, the pump is 1/2 ID but block and rad is 1/4 ID. was wondering how this would work in terms of flow rates/restrictions etc.

The rad's I've been looking at for 3x120mm fans.
post #16 of 19
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Am I barking up the wrong tree with the 6970? Just looking at some reviews/benchmarks and the 5970 2gb is out performing the 6970?
Also according to reviews the 5970 scores around 28,000 marks and the 6970 scores 23,000 marks with i7 980x and 6gb RAM. These seem low considering the 4870x2 in quad scores 29,000 (27,000 total marks)??

These can't be right??
post #17 of 19
why dont you just change the rad/block to 1/2ID so everything match.

do you even know what tubing size your going with.
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post #18 of 19
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why dont you just change the rad/block to 1/2ID so everything match.

do you even know what tubing size your going with.
Was thinking 1/2 ID as the pump I'm eyeing up is 1/2ID.

So by using 1/2ID barbs fittings on a 1/4ID thread rad & block will not cause a bottleneck or restriction in flow?
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