Interesting. But at that rate if I'm taking the cooler off, I may as well just spring for the waterblock and do it all in one go.
I should mention, it is even more surprising that i hit temps like this because of where the computer is. It is in a basement with very low ambient temps.
I recently attempted to bump up the clock speeds of my 7970 but I own a reference design MSI card. I left the fan speed on auto simply because the sound is almost unbearable at anything more than 50%, and I was seeing at least 80*c at load. Is this normal?
I will be watercooling some time...
Has anyone used them? They're decent looking with the CF accents and I like how they come in packs of 6 for cheaper. I'm planning my first WC build and I don't want to buy garbage.
I'm talking about these...
Great videos man. I was actually looking for something like this. I'll be putting mine together sometime in the next month and it will be my first build. Definitely helpful.
Also, Reality, I like the idea, but as far as aesthetics go, it really varies from person to person.
Yes, the fan speed controller on the 650D is awful. I had mine fail in ~6 months. Fortunately i did not have any issues with noise after I swapped the fans over to the motherboard, and i noticed it before my pc overheated.
I think they are taking a while simply because the amount of people with xfire are very slim compared to people with just one card. I am not by any means saying this is smart, because it is anything but that. I am running one card and haven't had an issue with my 7970 yet.
It seems like all that I am seeing is people whining about the 7970 being too expensive. While i agree that it is, both options are at this point.
This is the part that bothers me, however. If Nvidia has released a card that performs almost identically to AMD's solution for this generation, and...
Picked up my 7970 brand new for $500 on thursday last week. I'm totally fine with it. now 7950 owners on the other hand... i would feel crappy about. I had one that was malfunctioning so i got rid of it and went for the 70. If i hadn't, I would be trying to dump the 50 asap.