Hey mmo-champion, recently I've found myself in the market for a new graphics card.
The current one I have is a single fan XFX 6870, but the fan on it has almost completely burned out. It sounds like an aircraft carrier turning off and on stopping and going.
I recently bought this -- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
It's the Gelid icy vision rev 2 if you dont want to click the link.
Its an amazing aftermarket cooler however it just didnt seem to fit. Im not a super genius with computer parts and stuff, but the copper rods on it were coming into contact with some bulb looking things on the card. (They're labeled 2.5v) And the copper plate failed to make complete contact with the chip as a result of it.
So, im sitting here waiting around for XFX to get back to my ticket about the fan, meanwhile im shopping for a new card.
Heres what I'm looking for
Generally around equal performance as a 6870
Nvidia or ATI no preference
200$ is my limit, can go above if worth it
Would like to find a card that someone KNOWS is compatible with the Icy vision rev 2 cooler, so I don't have to send it back. Ive been having a ton of trouble confirming if certain brand/cards will work with it since they seem to differ a lot.
The card that's on my list right now is the MSI 7770 that was in the set up of the month post. But it won't work with the cooler I don't think.
Edit: Motherboard is gigabyte p67a d3 b3