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Airflow direction for this 580?

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Does it suck in air via the fan on the card then blow it out through the vent in the backplate?
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I have that same one and it blows it out the back. No innuendo intended.
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I see. Was planning to get it to replace my evga 570 ds that circulates heat inside the case.
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Originally Posted by Duplicated;14526372 
I see. Was planning to get it to replace my evga 570 ds that circulates heat inside the case.

With a HAF X, the difference isn't going to be noticeable. If it were in a case with less airflow, then a significant difference would be noticed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Duplicated;14526266 
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Does it suck in air via the fan on the card then blow it out through the vent in the backplate?

The majority of hot air will be exhausted out through the backplate slots but a very small amount (5-10%?) will come out via the slots on top. See pic below.

Edit 1: this amount is so small and could be easily taken care of (eg extracted out of the case by a rear exhaust case fan)
Edited by windfire - 8/9/11 at 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by That Guy;14526401 
With a HAF X, the difference isn't going to be noticeable. If it were in a case with less airflow, then a significant difference would be noticed.
The OC in my sig right now makes the card running at 82C under 100% load.
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Originally Posted by windfire;14526416 
The majority of hot air will be exhausted out through the backplate slots but a very small amount (5-10%?) will come out via the slots on top. See pic below.

Edit 1: this amount is so small and could be easily taken care of (eg extracted out of the case by a rear exhaust case fan)
There's a fan right on the side of the case that will suck in cool air from outside and blow it directly into the card's fan area. Hopefully it will pick up those air.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Duplicated;14526548 
The OC in my sig right now makes the card running at 82C under 100% load.

Sounds about right depending on your ambient room temperature. That's very decent for Air cooling with the OC you have too.
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