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Hello,
I'm new to overclock.net, and relatively new to custom PCs in general. I have a few questions about the purposed build in my sig. I've decided to go for a custom GTX 570 for overclockability. I'm interested in the asus GTX 570 direct CUII, but I'm not sure how the cooler will work in the RV03. I was also looking at other GTX 570s, the regretably unavailable MSI TFIII frown.gif , and this Palit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261096. I'm just a bit worried that these coolers won't perform optimally in the RV03. Any insight is welcome.
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post #2 of 8
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I wasn't really clear in my first post; I'm worried that the GPU fans will blow the air down, against the case intakes blowing the air up, causing turbulence. I think the Direct CUII will work well, since the air will be blow out directly or toward the case exhaust.
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post #3 of 8
Getting a reference card will be better for temps since these Silverstone cases work best with cards that exhaust air out the PCI bracket. But cards like the MSI 580 Lightning XTreme 3GB are good since its fans actually exhaust air, which will be carried out of the case via positive air pressure.
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I think the raven design will use make better use of a reference cooler than other cases, but will the reference cooler really out perform a TFIII or Direct CUII? I think the airflow in the RV03 is good enough to push all of the hot air out the main exhaust thus giving the card more air than it could force out the PCI bracket. Does this make sense to anyone?
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post #5 of 8
there are less exhaust than intake (depends if you add fans).
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post #6 of 8
The AP181 180mm fans that come with the RV03 are pretty beast. IIRC, they can do well over 100cfm, so that should be enough to enable you to use whatever cards you want. Whether the reference or non reference coolers would be better for that case, I'm not sure. I have 2 non reference cooled 580s that are OC'd and I have no temperature problems.
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post #7 of 8
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Yeah, those fans are awesome. I think I'll go with the direct CUII, I'll do some testing to see how it turns out. I may even try a friend's stock GTX 570 in the RV03 at some point.
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post #8 of 8
I'm wondering this myself. Have you set up your build yet? If so, any response?
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