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XFX Radeon HD 6950 DirectX 11 HD-695X-ZNFC 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: fast in games & good benchmarks
maxes everything

Cons: very hot running card. i have this card running in a nzxt beta series case with 5 120mm fast including one blowing air directly on the card and still see load temps as high as 92c with the fan set to 50%. anything over 50% and this thing is painfully loud. i looked up the max temp for the 6950 and it is 95c so xfx is cutting it close with this one. bad cooling design.

Other Thoughts: overclocking is out of the question. i have to set the fan manually in order to prevent shut downs after gaming periods of only 30-60 minutes. i now set the fan to 63% and can tolerate the noise. with this fan setting i have seen the card hit 85c which is still high but acceptable for the price/performance.

get different brand or aftermarket cooling

AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 95W HD96ZTWFGRBOX Desktop Processor
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: so much overclock room
unlockable cores (1 in my case, making it x5)
unlocked multiplier

Cons: it would be rediculous to have a con

Other Thoughts: i have this chip running these specs
fsb = 200
multiplier = 20
nb & ht = 2600 mhz
frequency = 4ghz
idle temp = 17-19
load temp = 35-38

i decided not to make use of the extra cores right now as its powerful enough at these clocks and unlocking cores will make temp readout programs useless.

Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 - 92mm Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Nice CPU Cooler for under $20 08/10/2011

This review is from: Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 - 92mm Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Fan

Pros: big fan
big heat spreader
cools really well

Cons: none that i know of yet

Other Thoughts: cooling my Athlon II 640 x4 @ 3.7ghz (3.0 stock) 22c idol 66c load with a smal bump in vcore.. stable as the dickens.

Athlon II 640 x4 @ 3.7ghz
Rosewill RCX-ZAIO 92mm cpu cooler
6gb crucial Brand ddr3 @ 1333 mhz
Biostar A770E3 motherboard
Sapphire Extreme Radeon 5830 (975/1125)
Seagate 500 gb sata HDD
Nzxt BETA series case


shirley V.'s Profile

Display Name: shirley V.

Date Joined: 04/21/09

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 03/19/11
  • Last Review: 02/22/12
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