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My crappy case couldn't handle the 590, can it handle the 690?

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The GTX 590 turned my case into an oven, I'm talking hot enough to bake bread or defrost a turkey. When I turned off my computer you can hear my case sizzling (no joke). Tubing near the card started melting and you could see a slight indent in the tubing from where it was touching the card. That's why I returned my 590, way too hot (plus MS/Jerky framerates were pretty unpleasant).

I still have the same case, should I expect the same crazy temps from the 690???
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The review I saw had the gtx690 @ 44c under full load.
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The review I saw had the gtx690 @ 44c under full load.

My GTX 590 was 75C at full load but made my case way hotter than my 85C blower fan GTX 280 because it dumped half the heat my case.

And a GTX 690 at 44C under full load? Unless it's under water that's impossible.

I remember you from the other thread, you just want me to buy a 690 don't you? biggrin.gif

Here are temps under load btw rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post

My GTX 590 was 75C at full load but made my case way hotter than my 85C blower fan GTX 280 because it dumped half the heat my case.

you answered your own question. the 690 uses a blower style fan. i have no idea what i was thinking.

also, if your case isn't moving air through it fast enough to clear the 80C air before it starts melting plastic, then you don't have enough (if any) airflow fans.
Edited by macsters - 5/5/12 at 12:36am
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The 800D is really not the best case for optimal airflow. There are far better options out there...and honestly, I would say that the 800D is less than stellar when it comes to providing enough intake. It's really made to take advantage of liquid cooling.

That said, since you're not going to get a different case, the 690 should run about 70c (and actually less than that) on full load with the most demanding games maxed out, even in your case, and especially at only 1080p.

That said...you are upgrading your monitor...right? I know that this is OCN, but $1K to run only a single 1080p monitor...is not overkill. That's over-spending, considering your 580 (and most definitely a single 680) is far more than enough to drive a single 1080p monitor with pretty much all games maxed out. And you were pretty outspoken against the pricing of the 690 at first, if I recall. wink.gif
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post #6 of 16
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you answered your own question. the 690 uses a blower style fan.
also, if your case isn't moving air through it fast enough to clear the 80C air before it starts melting plastic, then you don't have enough (if any) airflow fans.

Like many dual-gpu non-reference cards, the 690 isn't a blower style fan. Most other reference cards are though, like my current 580, my old 280, etc.

I'm just wondering if my case can handle the 690, which exhausts half the heat outside and dumps half the heat inside my case.
Edited by i7monkey - 5/5/12 at 12:41am
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post #7 of 16
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That said, since you're not going to get a different case, the 690 should run about 70c (and actually less than that) on full load with the most demanding games maxed out, even in your case, and especially at only 1080p.

I'm not worried about GPU temps, I'm worried about it cooking my case biggrin.gif

My 590 even used to run at a solid 75C, which was a pretty good temp, but since it was a non-reference cooler like the 690 and dumped half the heat inside the case, my crappy case couldn't handle it.

If you're right and the 690 runs at 70C, I'm afraid it will boil my case because it doesn't exhaust heat like my 580 does.


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That said...you are upgrading your monitor...right? I know that this is OCN, but $1K to run only a single 1080p monitor...is not overkill. That's over-spending, considering your 580 (and most definitely a single 680) is far more than enough to drive a single 1080p monitor with pretty much all games maxed out.

Yeah, I'm sticking with my 1080P monitor for now wink.gif

I know it's considered a waste, and I wish I could spend a grand on a 30" 1600P monitor, but I can't really justify it as foolish as that sounds.


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And you were pretty outspoken against the pricing of the 690 at first, if I recall. wink.gif

Of course. I still am biggrin.gif

I'm just messing with the idea, though I might do something impulsive.
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post #8 of 16
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And a GTX 690 at 44C under full load? Unless it's under water that's impossible.
I remember you from the other thread, you just want me to buy a 690 don't you? biggrin.gif


Like I said, in the review I saw max temp was 44c... Must be an error thou..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy36lRyy1pI
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post #9 of 16
Dude you just need to install some more intake and exhaust fans and manage the heat better. I gather you've already tried that option no? You want a turkey roaster I had an ASUS MARSII in my case for a couple of days until I sent it back and damn what a heat machine that was and it sounded like a whipper snipper to boot, it actually started to melt the side panel of my 600T. Actually I had two and they both turned out faulty so I didn't have to keep those monstrosities.biggrin.gif
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Why don't you build a loop instead of wasting money on overheating, stuttering cards?

I mean really, am I the only person who gets the dual gpu card on air = fail?

Why would you consider ANOTHER dual gpu card when yours already runs too damn hot?

I just don't get people's logic......
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