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Reference vs non-reference GPU cooling in a 600T

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Hey guys

I'm going to get a new build in a month or so and am not too sure which model 6970 to get. From what I understand the stock heatsinks will exhaust the hot air out of the case, while ones like the Twin Frozr will give lower GPU temps at the expense of circulating the warm air through the rest of the case.

So my question is, in the Corsair 600T w/window and no side fans, would it be better to go reference or Twin Frozr/DC II/Double Shot etc.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 7
go with the better cooler models, They will be a LOT quieter. Just make sure to have good case airflow.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
So will the 200mm intake on front, 200mm exhaust on top and 120/140mm exhaust on back be enough to go with one of the better coolers? Just worried about warm air getting trapped under the GPU with no side fans.
post #4 of 7
Twin-Frozr's have better GPU cooling, but the reference exhausts it's heat out of the case as you expect. But I personally don't care about that. I go by reference for it's PCB quality. Digital PWM > Analog. They just shorten the PCB, use Analog chokes along with higher voltage, lower uF capacitors (meaning more caps needed). As opposed to reference which can provide more power with less, higher capacitance but lower voltage caps. They just cheap it out when they go non-ref.

This is the Twin-Frozr 3

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and this one's reference.

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post #5 of 7
Just go for a compromise! Get rear exhaust AND aftermarket cooling.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161385&Tpk=iceq%206970

14-161-385-Z03?$S300W$


But in all honesty, since you have a 600T, I think it won't have any problem cooling non-reference 6970s with the side fan.
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose;15586454 
But in all honesty, since you have a 600T, I think it won't have any problem cooling non-reference 6970s with the side fan.

Oh sorry I meant I WON'T have the side fans on the case, because I want to use the window panel instead of the mesh.



Hmmmm I would like the quieter coolers, just worried that the heat is going to build up in there.
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Originally Posted by dont-have-a-cow;15586915 
Oh sorry I meant I WON'T have the side fans on the case, because I want to use the window panel instead of the mesh.



Hmmmm I would like the quieter coolers, just worried that the heat is going to build up in there.


Still, a 600T without a side fan isn't a pushover. People stuff crossfire rigs into Lian Li cases with 2 120mm fans.

But those HIS 6970s (or the 6950s with the same cooler) are still perfect for the job IMO. They may be a little ugly, but reviews say they cool really well and do so quietly, AND they don't dump heat into the case.
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