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October 16, 2011 1:11:20 AM

Hello i am going to Purchase a Single 6970 for now but i will be buying another one in 2 weeks for crossfire. I was wondering which 6970 runs the coldest i have been looking here http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... at the reviews but there were so many mixed reviews. I just want the one that would have the lowest temps in Crossfire hopefully you guys can help me out. Oh and also Could this card run on my 600 watt psu 80+ heres my pc specs.




Mobo= MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Cpu=Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Cooler=Thermaltake CLP0575 Frio OCK Universal CPU Cooler Ultimate OverClocking King Supports up to 240W TDP Dual 130mm VR Fans
Case= IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Ram= G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU= Thermaltake 600 Watt 80+

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October 16, 2011 1:41:16 AM

is a 600w PSU enough to run two 6970's?
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October 16, 2011 1:43:27 AM

No a single 6970 I will buy a new PSU once i get the second 6970
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October 16, 2011 2:08:19 AM

well,i am using msi lightning xtreme gtx 580 3 gb GFX.two three days ago i had some
temp problems but i got it fixed by increasing the fan speeds in my case.msi twinfrozers are very well known for their low temps.if you can afford then msi lightning
6970 is best IMO.also try to change your PSU before crossfiring.for a single 6970,600w is enough ATM.
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October 16, 2011 2:11:48 AM

I use a single ASUS EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5. It takes up three slots. It is pretty much silent at idle and very, very quiet under load. It doesn't OC worth a crap, but from what I've read the 6970 isn't an OC monster.

The temps on cards in crossfire/SLI are just as much dependent on your case and motherboard as they are on the card's design. If your PCI slots are close enough that the 2 cards are right next to each other and/or the 2nd card butts up against a wall inside the case, your cards will be loud and hot unless you go liquid-cooling. I'm happy with my Asus 6970, but if I tried to cram another one of those 3-slotters in my case it would be up against a wall and very loud under load.
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October 16, 2011 2:15:52 AM

ronakk said:
No a single 6970 I will buy a new PSU once i get the second 6970


I'd spend an extra $10 - $20 and get the bigger PSU from the getgo
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October 16, 2011 2:21:23 AM

hellfire24 said:
well,i am using msi lightning xtreme gtx 580 3 gb GFX.two three days ago i had some
temp problems but i got it fixed by increasing the fan speeds in my case.msi twinfrozers are very well known for their low temps.if you can afford then msi lightning
6970 is best IMO.also try to change your PSU before crossfiring.for a single 6970,600w is enough ATM.


I heard in reviews that the MSI Lighting isn't as good as the Twin frozr II and it seems like a lot of people have problems with the cooling What are your temps on the 580 cause in theory since the 6970 is weaker i should have slightly better temps. And with the Asus i heard is the best cooling but thats just because it takes up three slots idk if my mother board would allow me to Crossfire them.
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October 16, 2011 2:47:56 AM

heres the thing.lightning versions from MSI are improved and better optimized versions of twinfrozer II cards.that's why prices are higher than twinfrozer II
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October 16, 2011 2:52:15 AM

So it should Cool better then the Twin frozr II?
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October 16, 2011 2:57:10 AM

i think sooooooo.otherwise why would people waste money on twinfrozer III????instead of twinfrozer II.
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