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Good to know.
 
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post #12 of 93
It's not just about cooling, it's also about style. If cooling was the only goal, an Antec 900 would be just fine.
Once someone goes over $75 for a case, personal style and features become more important.
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post #13 of 93
aesthetics and build quality of course.
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post #14 of 93
This doesn't make vertical airflow cases fraudulent gimmicks but their supporters can stop screeching in my ears now.
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The big benefit of stack cooling or convection is for multi-GPUs that have no space between them so the "because even the weakest fans impose far more force on a case's hot air than its natural buoyancy" doesn't get there at all. So in a raven you have somewhere that that heat wants to go rather than just into the card above it.
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post #16 of 93
Veritical orientation takes stress off the PCIE slots since gravity isn't pushing on them anymore
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post #17 of 93
Very interesting read...gives me ideas on modding my CM690II +rep for the article and find
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Veritical orientation takes stress off the PCIE slots since gravity isn't pushing on them anymore
Seeing my older 5970s bending substantially after a year convinced me to look at vertical orientation cases.

And, as Juano said, you would expect vertical orientation cases to benefit multi-card configurations. Not sure how much, though.
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post #19 of 93
Obvious conclusions are obvious.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Anyone who thinks that the minor density change in air that is responsible for thermal convection will alter air flow in a case with fans forcing air around is an idiot, plain and simple.

Orientation is almost completely irrelevant when it comes to active cooling.

Intake and exhaust don't even need to be pointing in separate directions, as long as the airflow has a place to go.
Quote:
Originally Posted by juano View Post
The big benefit of stack cooling or convection is for multi-GPUs that have no space between them so the "because even the weakest fans impose far more force on a case's hot air than its natural buoyancy" doesn't get there at all. So in a raven you have somewhere that that heat wants to go rather than just into the card above it.
Heat doesn't have a preference, hot/less buoyant air does.

With little gap between the cards, orientation is irrelevant.

I would be quite amazed if there was any difference in multi-GPU cooling if you took your case and flipped it over or rotated it 90 degrees (assuming no intakes/exhausts were blocked).
Edited by Blameless - 8/10/11 at 6:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Balthazor View Post
Seeing my older 5970s bending substantially after a year convinced me to look at vertical orientation cases.
Very true. My GTX280 developed a curve in the backplate because of being horizontal...
    
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