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  Quote ifspring Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Cooling system for AMD HD 6990
    Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 2:19pm

Alex & DST4ME please come in! I need your guys advices on choosing right cooling system for a build with AMD 6990.Specificly,

1. What case?
2. liquid or air cooling and what stage?
 
Thank you so much!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 6:35pm
LOL I would highley recommend you don't get a 6990, you will spend more money and get less performance and more heat then a cf 6970.

for those kinds of cards I recommend LC, and here that means you have to put the cpu so for one card you looking at stage 6 lc, cpu and one video card.


With LC the case is really up to you, I love my case and recommend it for systems with LC on cpu/gpu.
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  Quote ifspring Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 12:02am
First, am I right that 2 6970 cf is not cheaper than 1 6990 at least from ds?

Second, if I choose 6970 cf,do I still need lc?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 1:59am
Ya its a little more expensive but,

1. you can always get one here and order the other from newegg.

2. the 6970 will oc higher and run cooler, so in short even if they did cost more, you are getting more.

Now I ask you this, do you even need that much gpu power to begin with? what is your res?

the cf 6970 would run cooler so no LC is not needed on those IMHO, its not needed on the 6990 either, but if you want to have good temps with those dual cards, you need more then the stock cooling.

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  Quote ifspring Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 12:39pm
actually, the main reason for choosing 6990 or 6970 cf is that I don' t want upgrading gpu in next 2-3 years.

Another question, I like hd1 ssd setup and I have sony vaio z13 with 256g ssd,it is very fast. I see you recommend intel 160 one to most people here. How about wd 150g with 10000rpm one, is this one close to ssd. Otherwise, I just get one HD and wait for gen3 intel ssd,again the price is gonna very high.
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 5:04pm
Originally posted by ifspring

Another question, I like hd1 ssd setup and I have sony vaio z13 with 256g ssd,it is very fast. I see you recommend intel 160 one to most people here. How about wd 150g with 10000rpm one, is this one close to ssd. Otherwise, I just get one HD and wait for gen3 intel ssd,again the price is gonna very high.

The 150GB VelociRaptor 10000RPM HDD is a first generation VelociRaptor, it's slower than standard 1TB HDDs. Don't be fooled by marketing, a HDD is a HDD is a HDD, they're all slow as dirt compared to a SSD, which will have literately 50-100 times better small file performance and latency than any HDD, and about twice the sequential speeds.

Get a SSD for OS/apps, and maybe games if you want to sink enough money into SSD space, then use a standard HDD for the rest of your games/movies/music/media. Never bother with overpriced VelociRaptor drives.
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  Quote ironmb Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 5:25pm
HDD's have a laser reader, that takes time to move to different segments of the metal platter inside a HDD, then the platter has to spin to get on its selected layer, then the laser head lowers and reads.... sssssllllowwwwwwww. SSD are so much faster... As Dragoon said, VelociRaps are overpriced ... WAY OVERPRICED.

A solo SSD thats 160gig wont be enough for anyone.


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