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Hey guys, kinda new here. Was just wondering what you guys thought of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835426026 I was looking to add a vga cooler to my evga 460 sc ee's. They seem to run a little hot and would like to cool down everything. So would these work properly? I also like how the aftermarket coolers look. If anyone has any pics of this cooler on their 460s please do share. I know its not the newest card but no need to upgrade right now for me. Little nervous to install but the installation videos seemed straight forward. Any other help would be appreciated.
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A friendly reminder: changing from an 'Externally Exhaust' cooling design to Icy's 'Internally Dumping' means planning ahead for good thermal mananament inside the case. The hot air exhausted from an Icy is designed to be immediately extracted out of the case by a rear case exhausting fan located just above the card.

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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
A friendly reminder: changing from an 'Externally Exhaust' cooling design to Icy's 'Internally Dumping' means planning ahead for good thermal mananament inside the case. The hot air exhausted from an Icy is designed to be immediately extracted out of the case by a rear case exhausting fan located just above the card.

Would you click User CP-->Edit System to fill in details of your system?
updated sir. Please let me know if you need anything else
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It worked out really good for me and took off around 22 degrees of load temps.

instead of gaming around 78 degrees in now game around 56 degrees + its alot more silent to
I think a 6950 runs hotter then a 460 so you could achieve even better temps maybe.

but like Windfire sayed you need to get rid of the heat that builts up inside your case
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I have a few suggestions/comments:-

a. Considering your mainboard is EVGA P55 FTW 200, I suggest you to use the 1st and 3rd PCIe slots for the SLI, if you have not already done so. This provides ample space in between the 2 cards for ventilation. See the 2 green rectangles in pic 1.

b.
Icy Vision is designed to extract the card's hot air via the rear case fan. See pic 2. When 2 cards are installed with Icy Vision, the bottom card's exhaust will have to flow over the top card in order to reach the case rear fan. It is inevitable that part of this hot air exhaust will be sucked by the Icy Vision intake fans of the top card (smaller red arrows) while porton will go up through the case rear fan directly (larger red arrows). See pic 3.

c. If the rad-fan of your H60 is installed in the case rear fan position, its performance will suffer because the hot exhaust air of the 2 graphics cards will now go through the rad-fan.
Remedy: remove the case top 200mm fan and install the H60 rad-fan as exhaust on the case top, preferably in the opening which is closer to the case front in order to be as far away from the case rear exhaust fan as possible. And, if possible, install an additional 120mm intake fan to the front 5.25'' bay to provide more fresh air to the rad-fan in an efficient straight line path.


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awesome reply's especially from you windfire. I will be getting a couple of these in the near future hopefully. I have an old antec 900 case laying around. The drive bay fits perfect with an intake fan. So I'm going to move the h60 to the top to see how that works. My only concern now is the gelid icy will barely fit for the bottom card. But we will see, maybe I will just buy one first to see if it fits in the bottom.
Thanks again guys.
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