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Old 03-06-13, 10:35 PM
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VTX3D HD7870 Black (Tahiti LE)

Hey there guys.

I recently bought a VTX3d HD7870 Black from aria, and have found it to be awesome, except for one thing.

I think it may be just reaaaaaly poor luck on my part, rather than a widespread issue, but one day, mid benching/stability testing, I heard this unbelievable racket from the case. On further inspection, two of the nine fanblades of the cooler had completely come off, and had flung themselves like ping-pong balls at the innards of my case.



I did ask aria for RMA and they accepted, but I was told that it could take up to a month, because of the odd nature of the fault, and i really dont want to wait that long.

This brings me to the actual question I want to ask.
Does this card use a 7870 or 7950 reference PCB? I would like to stick an aftermarket air cooler, or at least find a replacement cooler, so could i get some recommendations for a nice cooler, thats not too huge *cough*Arctic Accelero III*cough*?

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Old 03-06-13, 10:54 PM
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I'm not 100% on this, but the Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo II Pro has support for the 7870, but sadly not any newer card from the AMD range according to what I read.

IF the VTX3D Black Edition has a 7870 PCB then theoretically the Twin Turbo II Pro might be a better choice...

Question is how much better would it be over a new replacement fan.
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