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Hi all, having some problems here with my top Asus GTX 780 downclocking due to heat it does this when hitting 79c (load) , at the moment i have 2x AF140 fans in the front connected to a fan controller, if i bought 3xSP120 fans for the front would it really help? I have down sized from a 900D which had 3 120mm fans in the front and the top card never went over 70c, the bottom card was 10c cooler in both cases so no problem with that one.
Anyone?
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Anyone?

It will help. How much idk. But you'll see more direct airflow over your cards with 3 120s vs 2 140s
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It will help. How much idk. But you'll see more direct airflow over your cards with 3 120s vs 2 140s
Thanks for the reply, don't really want to waste the cash if its only 1-3c difference, anyway summers winding down here so ambient will be much lower in a month
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Finally ordered my first stage of my rebuild - Case, new fans, 770GTX, Fan Controller, 4TB hard drive.
Next stage ( next month i hope) - New Motherboard, CPU, SSD, Windows 8, RAM
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Thanks for the reply, don't really want to waste the cash if its only 1-3c difference, anyway summers winding down here so ambient will be much lower in a month

Reading through this thread some pages back it was decided that going sp120s averaged 5-7c drop.
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Reading through this thread some pages back it was decided that going sp120s averaged 5-7c drop.
I would have to agree. running at lower rpm 1600, mine dropped 4c on my card.
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It will help. How much idk. But you'll see more direct airflow over your cards with 3 120s vs 2 140s

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Thanks for the reply, don't really want to waste the cash if its only 1-3c difference, anyway summers winding down here so ambient will be much lower in a month

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Originally Posted by mastertrixter View Post

Reading through this thread some pages back it was decided that going sp120s averaged 5-7c drop.

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I would have to agree. running at lower rpm 1600, mine dropped 4c on my card.

Definitely agree. 3 120s are the way to go. There really aren't any trade offs as far as performance or noise goes. You can have better airflow and better noise with just switching from the 140s. I saw a 5-7C drop when switching to my AP15s. (Might be replaced by SP120s in the near future rebuild) *trying to drum up suspense for the rebuild*
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How did you add more space between them?

Using Asus p8z77 ws board that allows 4x 16x pci-e 3.0 lanes I have one GPU top running at 16x and another on bottom Lane running at 8x. This configuration gives me great performance while maintaining great cooling.
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Using Asus p8z77 ws board that allows 4x 16x pci-e 3.0 lanes I have one GPU top running at 16x and another on bottom Lane running at 8x. This configuration gives me great performance while maintaining great cooling.

oh ok explains everything. You have the advantage there as my board can only do the first pci-e 16x and second pci-e 16x so they are closer together. wish I could do it same as you but hell now i have to get rid of that heat.
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Definitely agree. 3 120s are the way to go. There really aren't any trade offs as far as performance or noise goes. You can have better airflow and better noise with just switching from the 140s. I saw a 5-7C drop when switching to my AP15s. (Might be replaced by SP120s in the near future rebuild) *trying to drum up suspense for the rebuild*

Sounds good i will order today, Corsair fans are so expensive here a Twin pack costs $60 or $35 for one and not a lot of choice either, might put the two AF140s from the front on to my H110 for push-pull if they will fit? could be a tight due to the Asus Rampage IV blacks 8pin cpu power cable getting in the way.
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