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PowerColor Announces LCS Radeon HD 5970 Liquid-Cooled Graphics Card

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TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, is thrilled to announce the world’s fastest GPU with liquid cooling solution: the PowerColor LCS HD5970 2GB GDDR5. Equipped with the award-winning EK cooling solution, LCS HD5970 enables superior gaming experiences, and easily boosts up the potential overclcoking ability in an ultra quite and cool operating environment.

PowerColor LCS HD5970 has a full water block mounted, which fully covers the memory and power regulator chip. With a copper base design, it is reduces temperature up to 30°C compared with the reference version. PowerColor packages a high-flow 3/8" and 1/2" fittings (barbs) to maximize water flow with captured o-rings to prevent leakage. Gamers can effortlessly customize their own liquid cooling system using these two fittings.

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Powercolor uses quality block, though I dont think is worth it to buy one pre installed, since is the same price as separate and you dont have the original air heatsink for backup
 
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Got some of these on order, looking forward to seeing if they OC better than air cooled.
 

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Good point Douglatins, never thought about it.
 
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The price is 829$. That's a lot. Yeah and you won't have the stock air cooler as a back up... So... don't buy this! Unless you're afraid of epic failin' and screwing up the water block installation.
 
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Well if you're gonna dump that much money into a GPU ya might as well get a $30-$40 aftermarket air cooling for back up right?
 
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Well if you're gonna dump that much money into a GPU ya might as well get a $30-$40 aftermarket air cooling for back up right?
As for now, there is no aftermarket air cooling for the 5970. So that's too bad.
 
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I got excited untill I remembered the 5970 is a dual GPU.
The price is 829$. That's a lot. Yeah and you won't have the stock air cooler as a back up... So... don't buy this! Unless you're afraid of epic failin' and screwing up the water block installation.
Not that I'm unhappy, this is a awsome card. And who the fuck needs air coolnig backup? What in case your pump goes out, then you can't wait the 24 hours to replace that VIA next day air, and instead feel the need for having a $100 worth of air coolers on hand? Stupid idea. The cooler is already installed, so no failure, and if you have water cooling and can't install your own fittings thatn you are a loser anyway.


Water FTW.
 
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X2 on Steevo, if you change the cooler you loose the warranty. If you are going wc it makes more since to get it pre-installed if the cost is not much extra.