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is there any other way to cool a graphics card other than the fans/heatsink that is already on it?
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What kinda graphix card?
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Originally Posted by Krazykid122 View Post
is there any other way to cool a graphics card other than the fans/heatsink that is already on it?
A gpu can benefit from better airflow within your entire case. So more fans that have higher RPM or a better case can help.

Besides that, gpu's with built in fans usually don't need any other form of after market cooling unless you're going into dangerously high OC levels. Are you having problems with your card?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fstop View Post
A gpu can benefit from better airflow within your entire case. So more fans that have higher RPM or a better case can help.

Besides that, gpu's with built in fans usually don't need any other form of after market cooling unless you're going into dangerously high OC levels. Are you having problems with your card?
or if his stock cooler is crazy loud...I know all about that. lol
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Radeon 6850 is the card, look down alittle for specs
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Or if you wana watercool it look at these. Keep in mind though you'll have to buy everything else for the water cooling system which you can get as a package deal on the sale site for $175, not including the price of the video card water block though, you gotta buy that separate.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...ks_-Page1.html
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazykid122 View Post
Radeon 6850 is the card, look down alittle for specs
You need the exact model of the card. There are many variations of 6850's and not all aftermarket coolers will fit all cards.

edit: nvm, see it under cooling lol. Most aftermarket coolers are made for reference model gpu's. You can always go water with universal blocks but if you want to stay on air you're probably not going to get much better temps.
Edited by blazed_1 - 10/10/11 at 12:36am
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