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VGA cooler for XFX Radeon 7870 Tahiti LE edition?

So I have recently bought a 7870 tahiti LE chipset graphics card. After purchasing I saw some reviews talking about the card running pretty hot unless you get an independent cooler for it. So I was just wondering if anyone had an idea as to what I should be looking for? Links much appreciated and I don't want to have to spend too much money on this cooler. As in not much more than $100 if thats at all possible.
Please and thank you :)
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  1. You mean a custom cooler.

    The XFX DD 7870 LE already has a custom cooler. http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/28156-xfx-radeon-7870-xttahiti-le/
  2. Stress the card and see if it actually runs "hot"
  3. I seriously doubt you will have any heat problems with that card. As long as it stays below 85c or so, it will be perfectly fine.
  4. 1) Your CASE cooling also has a big impact. You should have at least one INTAKE fan and EXHAUST fan.

    2) If need be you can also rig up a fan to blow air more directly on the graphics card, ideally a SIDE CASE fan if that's possible.
  5. Ok thanks for the word of wisdom everybody lol. This is my first build so I'm new and learning. I haven't gotten all my parts for this new rig yet so can't stress test just yet. Like I said I just saw some reviews with ppl saying that they were having trouble keeping it below 90 so I was looking into coolers just in case. Once I have the last of my parts and I can assemble I will post again to let you all know how it runs.
  6. Lol Tiny voices you are the best, man. I just realized you have posted helpful answers on most of my questions since I joined this site.
  7. photonboy said:
    1) Your CASE cooling also has a big impact. You should have at least one INTAKE fan and EXHAUST fan.

    2) If need be you can also rig up a fan to blow air more directly on the graphics card, ideally a SIDE CASE fan if that's possible.


    This is the case I have
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
    It has everything you just described so I'm hoping it'll be plenty
  8. Best answer
    That case is super huge and way overkill for a build with a single 7870 in it. It will provide GREAT cooling.
  9. tiny voices said:
    That case is super huge and way overkill for a build with a single 7870 in it. It will provide GREAT cooling.


    Well I plan on eventually acquiring another of the same card and crossfiring them. For now though I'm simply looking to finish the basics of the build
  10. A mid tower case has more than enough room for dual GPUs WAY more powerful than 7870s. Don't waste money on a huge case.
  11. tiny voices said:
    A mid tower case has more than enough room for dual GPUs WAY more powerful than 7870s. Don't waste money on a huge case.


    Hmm, I'll keep that in mind as I haven't bought the case yet. Though with the case I linked how much more powerful could I go if I decided to upgrade in the future. Just out of curiosity.
  12. You could build a computer with the most expensive parts out there. No limits really. But, I always recommend a mid-tower as they are standard and you can build a VERY high end computer in them. Generally only a $2000+ build actually needs/ can make use of a tower larger than a mid-tower.
  13. tiny voices said:
    You could build a computer with the most expensive parts out there. No limits really. But, I always recommend a mid-tower as they are standard and you can build a VERY high end computer in them. Generally only a $2000+ build actually needs/ can make use of a tower larger than a mid-tower.


    Ok, so I did some looking at mid towers. Overall finding one that still has equal or better cooling than the HAF 932 full is going to save me $50. However, thinking about how much room and more cooling the 932 has, it could be my case forever. Appreciate the help everybody, just gonna pay the extra $50 for the case of this and more builds.

    Thank you :)
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