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Poll Results: What's da best cooler? :o

 
  • 24% (10)
    EVGA's ACX
  • 24% (10)
    Gigabyte's Windforce 3x 450W
  • 21% (9)
    ASUS' DirectCU II
  • 7% (3)
    Titan blower
  • 2% (1)
    Other
  • 19% (8)
    Liquid Cooling all the way!
41 Total Votes  
post #11 of 16
Windforce, twinfrozer, DCU, ACX, then reference blower for air. Or just got water and be done with it.
 
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

DC2 is really good. My 670 is always below 60C even on BF3 with 64 players with nade spamming and a lot of smoke. When I first got it I had to open my side panel to see if one of the fans died because I honestly couldn't hear it.

But pretty much the links Alpha linked should help you make a decision on what to get.

Good luck! thumb.gif

You know the ASUS GTX 670 uses a cooler with bigger fans right?
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

You know the ASUS GTX 670 uses a cooler with bigger fans right?
I didn't know, but why does it matter? Just giving my feedback on DC2 as its really been awesome for me.
post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

I didn't know, but why does it matter? Just giving my feedback on DC2 as its really been awesome for me.

Bigger fans = more airflow at equal rpm of smaller fan

Lower rpm = less noise
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

Bigger fans = more airflow at equal rpm of smaller fan

Lower rpm = less noise

thanks for explaining to him

here's the proof

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/27.html


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_770_Direct_Cu_II_OC/26.html


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_780_Direct_Cu_II_OC/25.html

Less technical source: http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4440/42/nvidia-geforce-gtx-770-review-incl-3-way-sli-and-frametimes-cooling-and-noise-asusmsizotac



http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2202/13/
^ MSI GTX 770 Gaming is quieter, the temps are higher due to reference design rather than aftermarket power delivery of ASUS/ MSI Lightning

Never go by branding or manufacturers' buzzwords like Windforce / DirectCU II / IceQ / ACX / Twinfrozr / etc , that never ends up well. A HD7870 DirectCU II is a lot louder than a GTX 670 DirectCU II
Edited by AlphaC - 6/24/13 at 7:11pm
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post #16 of 16
Sorry for the bump, but I'm pretty interested in this thread. I just purchased a 770 with the Titan cooler over the ACX because I like the polish it will bring to my case design.

If I *NEED* the additional cooling for some serious overclocking, I will heed some of the advice here. Please bear in mind I traditionally only tweak my video cards and overclock my CPU. And by tweak I mean take what I can for free without stressing more voltage.
     
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