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  1. Chevalr1c

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    Ruby looks similarly on the boxes of my HD6670 and HD4850, except for the pose and clothing. Those "soldier" pictures are silly though. Club3D etc. do better, let's say understated elegance is what makes those boxes be well looking. All other boxes, chick or no chick, are silly.
     
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    meh, i buy a card for the card not the pic on the box or cooler (if there is).
     
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    So do I.
     
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    Me too but the Chick on the box is supposed to be marketing the card for them somewhat
     
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    I'm not sure what is behind the logic of the chick on the graphics card and why people may choose a card because of this.
    You only get to see it for a few minutes before it is facing the base of your case.

    I chose mine because it was on sale and wanted to see if the DirectCU ii coolers were all they were cracked up to be.
    At 75degC max load on Sleeping Dogs, otherwise average of 65degC it's okay.

    Can't say it's noisy as my case fans are louder.
     
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    my sapphire never reaches more than 55C while gaming or WCG crunching 4 WU's at a time. It idles between 29C - 31C and the fan is set to auto rather than manual (which i normally set at 70% for gfx). Then again my Antec P280 is a cool case when it comes to temps, my i5 is idling at 36C atm
     
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    my 6970's hit almost 90'c underload, Idle at 35'c and my i5 is currently idling at 29-30'c and never gets close to 60'c underload
     
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    My saphire dual x cooler on my 7970 is pretty quiet and does a fantastic job cooling. Quiet enough and good enough performance for me to not need the xcellero I had.
     
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    Sapphire did a really good job with keeping the HD7870 cool without boasting about thier cooling performance.
    ASUS really failed with their latest revision of the HD7870.
    Lower clocks, new DirectCU ii cooler which is still considered loud and has worse cooling at max load than a stock HD7870 cooler. :laugh:
    Only thing it does is look badass due to the heat pipes showing out the side.

    As for my CPU it's idling in the 30s and averages around mid 50s.
     
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    I figured My case was gonna suck for Airflow when I got it new for $30 @ microcenter, but it really does a great job in regards to airflow. My 2500k idles @ 22C or So, & My powercolor HD6950 idles in the Low 20'sC, and NEVER breaks 58C. This HW-monitor Pic is while Running youtube , VLC was doing something as well, and I had a few browser's open also, including TPU.BTW, the case is only a Cheap-o Thermaltake Commander, but it isn't Half as bad as I thought it was gonna Be.

    P.S. , the PC Desk is RIGHT above a Baseboard heater. About 18" away. (No other choice unfortunately)Also PC is NOT on air,,,running a Corsair H-70 with a 120mm pull only on the inside of my case. 6950 is stock shroud.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just overclocked my 7970 to 1300mhz.
    10998 3d mark 11 score.

    Its on water now. Runs at:
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    2x HIS 7870's here if ya like to add me :D

    They run great, seems to play all games maxed out with out problem in DX11 only thing is they do run a bit hot, hotter then my old 4870X2's :ohwell:
     
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    The HIS cooler isn't supposed to be all that great.
    The coolest 7870 out of the lot from what I gather is the Sapphire.

    In summer my ASUS 7870 can get up to 79degC when playing Far Cry 3.
     
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    Also add me in for a PowerColor HD7870 MYST "Tahiti LE"
     
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    does it play crysis?
     
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    Count me in. Two XFX 7950 DD's with 975/1350
     
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    Yea i thought they where ok, o well, they idle in the 30c even in summer time, but ive hit 87c on the top card and my 4870X2 would never get that high. But they run very quiet i never hear them, i might have to increase the fan speed me thinks?
     
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    Likely. HIS always come out with ridiculous names that make them sound like the coolest of the bunch, bought one a long time ago and the damn thing ran hot, a 6850 I think. Use a custom fan profile in afterburner or whatever you're using, usually sorts things out at the expense of sound.
     
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    Yea i used afterburner on my 4870X2's, they where dam load but i kept them under 80c, so ill do the samer with these, if it lets me.
     
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    Probably, although all I've done with it thus far is WCG. It does an admirable job with that, however.
     
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    if they had those in my area at Xmas i would have gone that route instead :p But my Sapphire idles at 30c and never goes above 57c in gaming or WCG. Sapphire def steps up to the plate with their cooling solutions
     
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    Waiting on the next series from Nvidia - if thats no good then i will most likely settle for dual 670s or a single 680 now that the price has dropped (or should be dropping - knowing how long some UK retailers can take with dropping some of their prices)
     
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    I have a pair of Sapphire and they run very hot under load.
    My board has shitty slot spacing ( Gene Z) so cards are choked for air.
    Might reseat the coolers if its worth the effort.
     
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    I was under the impression your cards ran cool.:wtf:

    Or maybe it was AlienisGod who has the cool Sapphire HD7870.

    Heat is a general issue with dual card configs in general unless under water anyway.

    Remember back in the day when you would see images of Tri Sli 8800Ultras?:roll:
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