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I have my GTX360 mounted externally due to the design of my case prohibiting it being mounted internally and was wondering if that would yield any temperature advantages due to increased heat dissipation or air circulation.

Ideas/Facts? Thanks.
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Cooler air as intake = lower temps.
    
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I would think so. As long as you don't have it externally mounted underneath your desk with your computer exhaust also under your desk. I've seen this in many build pictures, it seems that is just going to lead to the same temps as when the thing was mounted inside the case. The hot air gets trapped under the desk and then blown around in the radiator. So just make sure if you mount externally do it in a well ventilated/cooler than if it was on or in the computer area. And you'll probably see some slight advantages(drops in temp).
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Cooler air as intake = lower temps.
This. Allows you to water cool even when your case doesn't support a rad? lol.
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This. Allows you to water cool even when your case doesn't support a rad? lol.
Have a look
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post #6 of 9
Think also about the noise. If you want to move, let's say a 100 CFM or air, that's going to be a bit more noisy if all that air is moving to/from/around your case.

Get a pair of quick disconnect ..... that's what I'm planning on doing anyway.
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Beside the above points, this will let me mount it to blow directly out a window(still havent fashioned something up...)

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Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
Have a look
=p same case I have.
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Think also about the noise. If you want to move, let's say a 100 CFM or air, that's going to be a bit more noisy if all that air is moving to/from/around your case.

Get a pair of quick disconnect ..... that's what I'm planning on doing anyway.
You can barely even hear my computer when its on - that's how quiet these Gentle Typhoons are
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