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post #61 of 95
Its very simple...

-If you want the cooler you don't want Crossfire.

-If you want more power you either go crossfire without the cooler or you get the 7990 with this cooler.
post #62 of 95
Hell, now that's a cooler. It might not only sag, but rip the whole mobo along with it.

I do expect designs like these on the 7990, but not on this. Even the MARS II has a smaller HSF and keeps two full-fledged GTX 580 chips pretty chilly.
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post #63 of 95
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

Hell, now that's a cooler. It might not only sag, but rip the whole mobo along with it.

That sent chills down my spine
I would just put the card under water, keep it cooler and you would have all your expansion slots back thumb.gif
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post #64 of 95
That cooler is more than enough to even cool a bear in heat. Clearly the Hummer H2 of coolers here... whoever thought of this was obviously taking bigger is better into consideration. But hell, why stop there?! Why not make a cooler so damn massive that it's the entire size of a case!
Edited by hollowtek - 1/19/12 at 4:20am
post #65 of 95
Looks like someone had a massive derp moment. It's way too big, and doesn't have so much as a heatspreader to help cool the rest of the card. I think rather than "improving the design" they'd be better off starting from scratch.
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post #66 of 95
It looks like it'll keep it cooler than TFIII, but does it? I'd like it more w/ a better design ie more shroud. (Needs more shroud)

I never worry about slot size... I buy full atx and only use 2 expansion slots. tongue.gif
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post #67 of 95
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That's awesome.
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post #68 of 95
So strap the biggest cooler on a card that already runs cool? I'm so confused.
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post #69 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

Its very simple...
-If you want the cooler you don't want Crossfire.
-If you want more power you either go crossfire without the cooler or you get the 7990 with this cooler.

i would rather water cool the card
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post #70 of 95
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Originally Posted by b3machi7ke View Post

big fans do not a great cooler make...

True true. Especially considering the idea of a "dead zone". Although it would be a major waste of space (potentially), they should put some sort of fan shroud on coolers like this...or at least have the option.

And, assuming you have the most perfect fan system devised, you still are subject to the conductivity of the metal fins.
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