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November 23, 2013, 10:22:45 PM
Last edit: November 24, 2013, 01:18:20 AM by B.T.Coin
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On some of my 7950 cards, the fans start wearing out due to dust and 24/7 operation.
I want to replace them and I'm looking for an aftermarket cooler.

I know the Arctic Accelero Extreme is good but it's out of stock on all webshops I look at in Europe.
Does anybody know of another aftermarket air cooler for the 7950 that is still for sale?

EDIT: I just saw there is a similar post in the hardware section:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=341213.0
So this post can be (re)moved

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November 24, 2013, 05:00:22 AM
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Sadly enough, I am facing the same problem on 8 cards. The gigabyte 7950 won't even mine with 2/3 fans going. After about 16 months, all my fans died out.

All I can seem to find are those full cover waterblocks, and I don't really want to buy 8 of those either.

Anyone with some insight please help!
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November 24, 2013, 07:58:23 AM
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Why not switch over to water cooling?
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November 24, 2013, 12:43:17 PM
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Essentially, you replace the fans and heatsinks on your video cards for water blocks. Those water blocks are attached with hoses leading to a reservoir and radiator to keep the liquid cool. There's a little bit of maintenance by adding the coolant, but it'll keep those cards frosty cool.
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November 24, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
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Have you guys tried strapping a 120mm fan to the stock heatsink ?

Zalman and Gelid both offer great soloutions. My only complaint is the flimsy wires used on the Gelid Icy Vision-a Rev.1 fans. eg they easily frey/ short out.

Hopefully they fixed that with the Rev.2.
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=17&id=52

Here are my 7870xt/7930s and the now semi-passive Icy Visions. GPU-0 62C, GPU-1 57C Grin


http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=385

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