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    Default System Updates

    Hey all, Finally had some time today to install some goodies I've had laying around. First for my main rig:

    I switched from a 240MM rad to a 360MM rad and added another 7970. Here are a few photos. They are crappy phone pics but it's the only camera I have.





    I also made some changes to my second rig. I sold my 1100T and 6950. I put my FX-8120 in and got a PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Edition. This card is a Tahiti LE card, which means it is essentially a slightly clocked down HD 7950.







    I'm going to put up some benchmarks below.
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    Here is my Heaven 3.0 score with one HD 7970 running at 1125/1575MHz:



    Here are my scores running two cards. The first is at 1000/1425MHz (stock settings) and the second is at 1115/1550MHz (max OC on stock voltage):





    Note that all three scores are with Heavean 3.0 settings set as high as they will go. I'm curious to see what others get with 2 7970's.

    Here's my 7870 Tahiti at stock clocks with heaven settings on maximum:

    Last edited by SamCR3; 16-01-2013 at 01:51.
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    Last edited by SamCR3; 16-01-2013 at 20:42.
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    nice!
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Nice Job Sam!!

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    Looking good Sam.

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    Nice work Sam

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    Thanks guys. I'm pretty happy with the upgrades although the VisionTek HD7970 isn't as nice as my XFX HD7970 BE and has a blue PCB instead of a black PCB. A little frustrated with that because newegg shows it with a black board. I may return it for another card but I haven't decided yet. I went with Visontek because of the lifetime warranty but maybe I should exchange it for a reference design MSI or Diamond card. What do you guys think?
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    Added a few more benchmarks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    What do you guys think?

    Get this,......

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    It's got to be from newegg. That's where I got the VisonTek card. It does work good but doesn't overclock on stock voltage quite as well as my XFX card. I can get 1115/1550MHz with both cards, but 1125/1575MHz on just the XFX card without touching the voltage. Not a big deal. And I'm thinking that the blue PCB isn't a huge issue since I plan on getting waterblocks with backplates. I'm not sure it's worth shipping the card back at this point just for the color of the PCB. I have a couple of weeks to decide though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    It's got to be from newegg.
    Then just keep what you have. They're quite close in performance anyways. The color will not matter once you go to water anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Then just keep what you have. They're quite close in performance anyways. The color will not matter once you go to water anyways.
    That's what I'm thinking too.
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    That's what I'm thinking too.
    I'm wondering how a pair of those Tahiti based 7870s would do in crossfire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I'm wondering how a pair of those Tahiti based 7870s would do in crossfire?
    We will find out pretty soon. I took my first step in that direction by ordering a Seasonic X-850 PSU yesterday for only $109.99 after the MIR. Once I save up a little more, I'm getting another PowerColor HD7870 Myst. Ed. for crossfire. They are great cards for the money ($230 after MIR). They run a little on the hot side but the performance is great.
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