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Why spend so much money on a aftermarket cooler when you do this? Get a MSI Lightning then get the UN Rad Brackets and add any fan you want.
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Interesting. I never thought about using those brackets for that purpose! +1!thumb.gif
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Great, people use the concept, so what? It works for reducing temps, but not as well as a bigger cooler. It is still more effective to use a big aftermarket cooler (like an Arctic Cooling monster) and if you want you can do both things. It is very simple, the huge area of a big sink simply allows more heat to be transferred to the air. You can either use this to slow down fans (most users prefer not having a 3500+ RPM fan running) or you can match the noise and get better cooling. As good as the Twin Frozr (alledgedly) is, it still operates at a high fan speed (1200-4500 RPM on most cards). That is the same speed as the default fan (although it's still less noisy because of the different fan designs and the lower speeds needed to cool). The comparisons you see most reviewers do, involves two low-med speed 120 mm fans against a 3000 RPM stock cooler, so they're not really comparable. An example is the MK-26 test linked in this article. The fans used on the MK-26 are only 1200 RPM fans while the stock cooler has auto mode (can scale to 3000+ RPM).

Spend $500 on a 7970 then another $100 on a cooler + $xx on fans? That's stupid money, but some people like stupid. Whatever floats your boat.

You're criticizing the cooling performance of Twin Frozr cards when…you never even owned one? I think you failed to click on my system specs before making such a ignorant comment rolleyes.gif

The source OP didn't use any fans. Where did you get 1200rpm fans from? kookoo.gif
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Great, people use the concept, so what? It works for reducing temps, but not as well as a bigger cooler.

LoL, I hope you know you just conflicted yourself there. lachen.gif

Let me get this straight, if the cage mounted design reduces temps AND pushes air out the rear the MK-26 is still better? Denial has a new definition folks!
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Interesting. I never thought about using those brackets for that purpose! +1!thumb.gif

They come in a set of 4, I only used two since that's all that is needed. I can add another 140mm in the future for more cooling power (SLi/Crossfire) if needed. Click on my profile for more pics.
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