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Hi guys, I was thinking of waiting for the MSI 3GB GTX 580 lightning Xtreme.....
http://news.softpedia.com/news/MSI-s...d-200816.shtml
....but i heard that although it is a great cooler fot the card, it dumps the heat inside the case therefore warming up the other components? Can anyone clarify this? Thanks.
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Yes, since the fans do not exhaust outside of your case, you need to have a side fan placed near the GPU(s) in order for the GPU(s) to not heat up the other components in your case.

Stock coolers do not have this problem as they exhaust all the heat outside of the case, thus keeping the other components in your case cooler.
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If you don't plan on having a 3 monitor setup, the Lightning Xtreme has no advantages over the standard Lightning card, but it will be more expensive. And yes, the cooler is exhausting some of the air into the case, but this isn't making any difference for the other components, especially if you're having a fan at the back and one on the top.
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Sorry to post this so late, but as long as you have proper ventilation in your case you should be fine, I only noticed a 2c-3c increase in my case with the lightning, and planning on getting second one when they become available. Get it if you can, it's a great card.
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