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Actually, no. I intend to get one of these, or something similar. It, too, is taller than the normal graphics card. The only thing wrong is that it got way hot until a reviewer turned on his side fan, then it cooled down. I figure I'll put one of my AP-11's on it.

I was looking at passive cards at one point before I found the GPU I have in my sig. I can't hear the fan at 50% over the rest of my fans and it performs very well with it's stock OC. thumb.gif The TY-150 I mounted on the HDD cage keeps temps under 60c which prevents the fan from spinning up to 60-70%. Your systems would be the same as your airflow is always so expertly configured. biggrin.gif
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I wouldn't bother with any gimmicks like that passive 6850. If you want quiet cooling, just go out and buy yourself an aftermarket cooler. The Twin Turbo Pro I had was quieter than the stock Lian-Li fans at 1100 rpm even when at 100% fan speed. That and the crossfire load temps on the hot card were only 55C when I started using this positive flow setup.
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Too much work. And I might mess it up. I draw the line at hacking gpu cards.

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I currently have (well in the process of being shipped here) an NZXT 410 Phantom case. After reading the guide and such I read it as tho it'd be best to have all my fans intake except my rear exhaust fan? The case has the following fan options available.

Front - x2 120mm or x1 140mm
Rear - x1 120mm
Side - x1 120mm or x1 140mm
Top - x2 120mm or x2 140mm

What I'm looking for is what would be the best fan setup for my case and with what fans? I currently also have a 212+ CPU cooler. Noise isn't a problem for me, I want airflow not noise control, also I usually have headphones on anyways. Thanks for the help thumb.gif
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I just did a review of that case which will be on Overclockers, hopefully soon.

 

The case has a lot of potential, but a few great problems. The HD holder, for example, blocks the inflow from your front fans. If you leave it off you will get the air input and still have room for 2 HD's. But you won't get that pivot that can act as a mid-case fan. Worse, the front intake grills are just that -- two grills. Constrictive grills. No chance for filters. That and if you want to go with add-on filters, taking off the front face requires taking out your DVD.

 

If you use your HD cage you will need your top and bottom fans to be intakes. Your side panel too.

 

If I was going to use that case, I'd have to mod it.

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Too much work. And I might mess it up. I draw the line at hacking gpu cards.

wth.gif You mod cases but won't replace a stock cooler? With my 6850 it was literally four screws and some VRAM/VRM heatsinks with pre-applied glue. I'd say it's worth it.
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Too much work. And I might mess it up. I draw the line at hacking gpu cards.

wth.gif You mod cases but won't replace a stock cooler? With my 6850 it was literally four screws and some VRAM/VRM heatsinks with pre-applied glue. I'd say it's worth it.

Hmm. You make it sound worth doing. I found myself drawn to this.

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Too much work. And I might mess it up. I draw the line at hacking gpu cards.

wth.gif You mod cases but won't replace a stock cooler? With my 6850 it was literally four screws and some VRAM/VRM heatsinks with pre-applied glue. I'd say it's worth it.
Hmm. You make it sound worth doing. I found myself drawn to this.
I just love this cooler, and I've recommended it to a good friend of mine. thumb.gif

600

It looks cool and sexy and you can purchase the cooler only since the turbo module is sold separately and is just a regular AC 120mm fan:

600
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How many Watts can it dissipate?

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I've read quite a bit of this thread great info!

apparently I picked pretty well as I chose a HAF 922 before reading this. although that fractual case looks pretty sweet as well.

my setup will be

i5 2500k + 212+
MSI z77 GD65
gskills 8gb 1600
xfx 6870
ocz 700 modular
2x segate barracuda 1tb

at some point an SSD, not sure where I'm going to mount it yet.


I'm sure the stock fan setup will be fine I plan on shooting for a 4.0ghz OC first and then possibly push it to 4.5 but there is always room for improvement which is why I'm here.

how can I maximize the stock setup? the top 200mm stock fan is exhaust right? I want that as a intake according to this correct? would 2 120's be better? as it seems the single 200 will be positioned right above the 212+...I planned on adding another 200mm as a side intake.

what about another front fan in the 5.25" bay's?

thanks for the help

Chad
Edited by nimitz87 - 5/4/12 at 5:07am
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