View Poll Results: When was your last reference cooler? (Also write which in a post)

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Thread: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Last time i bought GPU with reference cooler was my old good Radeon 9600XT

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Mine was a 6850.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    i had a gtx 260 with reference cooler, but I think a lot of the cards around that time were using reference designs

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    A couple of years ago - an Geforce 7600 GS . It's also my current card.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Today
    Was on offer and from reviews etc it seemed to do it's job.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    All the time. They are the only ones you can really use with waterblocks.

    Last time I had a GPU with a fan was 2005.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Never bought a reference cooler card in my life. They are hotter, noisier and die quicker.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    A Geforce 4 Ti4600 back in 2002/3 Everything after that has been custom.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Cannot remember the last time I bought a reference card, always try and wait for better coolers.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Personally I was put off reference cards after I bought a ref 8800GT for one system and an ASUS 8800GT for another. The ASUS card is still going strong, tho it's not used for games these days and the reference card died just out of warranty. Plus, it was bloody noisy compared to the ASUS card lol

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Last one was a HD 4870. Before that a nVidia 7950GX2 then my first ever card, nVidia 8600GT

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    I don't even consider refrence cooling nowadays.

    I don't have as high noise tolerance as I had 'back in the days' anymore.

    That also mean than when looking at prices of GPUs - I do only look at prices of 'good enough' non-reference cards.
    When I say that i.e. I will consider buying certain GPU once it hit i.e. 150e - I do mean a GPU with quiet and effeficiant non-reference cooler.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Big fan of MSI's Twin Frozr designs myself althought I do like the Sapphire TOXIC edition of the R9 280X. To answer the question.. Never!

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    You can't go wrong with the Msi Twin Frozr. The HIS ICEQ X2 is the best 2 slot cooler available by far - but most people seem to glide on by the HIS cards.

    Butuz

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Yesterday!

    Got a gtx 770 in ' Today only deals ' on Scan, bargin.

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    Re: When was the last time you bought a card with the reference cooler?

    Nvidia Geforce GT 330. Lol.

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