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post #911 of 8622
Those are both very good points. I think that that placement was for a better overall look and less for function. Rad placement is very important for optimal temp reduction. That said mine is just zipped to the side of the case wall, it pulls case air in and exhasts back into the case. I can still see temps of 21c in the morning after sitting all night but by days end the idle is more like 26-32c and that is with a stock oc of 816 on the core.
post #912 of 8622
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Originally Posted by Rage19420 View Post

I wouldn't advise having the rad next to the CPU rad. I tried it and it didn't fair well.
To be honest you have to try different combinations and see what works best in your case. I tried mine up top as exhaust and the temps werent as good as having them as front intakes.
I currently have them as:
PULL<--RAD<--SHROUD<--PUSH<--PUSH<--INTAKE

I was talking about the video in the review dwood posted tongue.gif. My real question is the second line.
post #913 of 8622
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Does push pull help? My opinion is yes it does. How much? A little bit.
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As with most things on OCN, even if it does not (it does) you do it anyways just cause you can.
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As with most things on OCN, even if it does not (it does) you do it anyways just cause you can.

Very well said.
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As with most things on OCN, even if it does not (it does) you do it anyways just cause you can.

Hahaha. nicely said.

IMO, yes it does help, in as much as its doesnt hurt wink.gif
post #917 of 8622
Im going to remove the stock PCB heatspreader and shroud, What would you guys recomemnd for VRM/Memory cooling?

I'm really looking for something that is somewhat low profile but still with a decent amount of surface area.

I am finding that at 1GHz my VRM's overheat and my card powers down.

The card is/was a reference design GTX465 from PNY with 10 Memory IC's.

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post #918 of 8622
I would just buy some copper heatsinks and stick them on your vrms. I think you can get some from newegg for around $10. Then just have a fan near them and you should be good.
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I'm thinking something like this:

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If not Ill have to order little copper sinks or soemthing.

At 1.3-1.35v I'm not artifacting until the
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Xinoxide is your GPU a reference model? If yes the PCB heat plate fits with these mods. It will provide great cooling for the VRM's.
If you check my sig I have some pictures of the 620 mounted on my GTX 470 with the heat plate still attached.

As for Push - Pull
Honestly I only saw a difference of 1-2'c. I mounted my rad to the side panel vent and have a fan pushing air out of the case.
I didn't think the extra fan was worth the space requirement and noise.
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