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My rad is in my window, to exhust the hot air in the summer if I need to and to intake freezing air in the winter.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but 38C load temps don't seem all that high. I mean it is only 85F out right now.



I don't have any issues with gpu temps or room temps with my setup.
You are watercooled, you'd expect them to be that low. I'm not sure I get what your point is?
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I'd recommend a 560 or a 6950 but not reference ones
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I think my point was air cooling is kind of a joke if you're looking for performance as well.

I also believe it was clearly stated when I said "My rad is in the window and all hot air is expelled outside" or something to that affect.

I'm pretty sure my setup displaces less hit in my room than any lower power consuming air cooled setup, from either company.

So the point was, don't sacrifice performance for lower heat output, design your cooling solution around getting the best performance with the least amount of heat dissipation into your room.

Does that make sense? Any setup from Nvidia or ATI run in a non climate controlled room is going to run hot, and that heat is going to build up, and that build up is going to heat up your room which is already hot because you don't have climate control.
    
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I think my point was air cooling is kind of a joke if you're looking for performance as well.

I also believe it was clearly stated when I said "My rad is in the window and all hot air is expelled outside" or something to that affect.

I'm pretty sure my setup displaces less hit in my room than any lower power consuming air cooled setup, from either company.

So the point was, don't sacrifice performance for lower heat output, design your cooling solution around getting the best performance with the least amount of heat dissipation into your room.

Does that make sense? Any setup from Nvidia or ATI run in a non climate controlled room is going to run hot, and that heat is going to build up, and that build up is going to heat up your room which is already hot because you don't have climate control.
Wasn't that clear, it seemed to me like you were trying to argue that your 400 series Nvidia card wasn't as hot as people here were saying.

But yes, that's about right. But water cooling and an external rad isn't a solution for everyone, unfortunately. Some have to sacrifice in one area to benefit another.

I've actually been tempted with the idea of an externally mounted rad and internally mounted one with a valve on each one. That way, I can choose between venting heat outside or inside, depending on the temperatures each place (or even both!).
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I think some people are confusing load temps with how much heat a video cards ejects into the room. One can be fixed with better cooling the other is hard to measure and its relation with power consumption as well as temperatures is not fully known.
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