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post #61 of 135
why not just strap a desk fan to it at this point.
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Originally Posted by michaelcat41 View Post

why not just strap a desk fan to it at this point.

Funny how this is SMALLER than the DC2, louder yet cooler and you didn't say the same thing. This is roughly the size of the sapphire 7970s 2.5pcie slots. Also in "tight" spacing this will do MUCH better in multicard config due to more air gaps for the cards to actually get air, compared with stacked 3/2.5slot cards which have a TINY gap to suck air in. Also note with "aftermarket" coolers they exhaust hot-air which will be drawn in by the card above it, with these...nope.

I wouldn't use it because I am a silence-freak, but for the people who overclock like CRAZY and leave their pcs in another room with 100% fans 24/7 (I can name quiet a few here who are like that with multi gpus) or for anyone who wants it because it's cool (literally/aesthetically IN THEIR OPINION) or for whatever reason this is a good card.
    
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whut
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whoever designed this should be hanged kookoo.gif
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Who the hell approved this?
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Looks ugly, but for their sake I hope it performs well. Not sure how the heatsink fins or pipes are designed though, so it's hard to say at the moment.
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I can't imagine five 40mm fans giving a better noise vs. air flow ratio than just using a bigger centrifugal blower.
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The only thing that i can imagine is that they made large heatsink, so it could be cooled even with these 40mm fans. 40mm fan choice should give them more space for heatsink, that's the only way I see it.
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Gigabut haz trolled us all! 

 

*the real SOC is single slot with a air-duct hook-up for a leaf blower... and since its "external mount cooling" its also "quiet"  arrowheadsmiley.png

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5 x 40 mm fans = jet takes off.
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I found a site with better pictures.
http://www.coolaler.com/showthread.php/287739-GIGABYTE-TECH-TOUR-2012-%E6%96%B0%E5%93%81%E7%99%BC%E8%A1%A8-%E8%8A%B1%E7%B5%AE%E7%85%A7%E7%89%87

It actually looks better in thees thou it still huge and bulky.
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