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Hi, im going gtx 760 sli, but i dont know what brand to choose. And blow fan vs open air. I was looking into gainward blow style vs msi one. which would be better for gpu temps and would open air throw huge amounts of heat inside my case?
 
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Reference style blowers are the best for SLI since they dont dump heat in the case. It is doable with other fan styles as long as you have good airflow int he case. Also having reference style blowers helps if you have to smash the cards together...some mobos have more or less space between pcie slots. You dont want dual fan style coolers stacked on top of eachother....one will have much higher temps due to impeded airflow.
    
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I agree with ^. I had 3 reference cards in SLI before I went to watercool them. But reference card is very useful in sli/xfire setup since they blow the hot air outside the case to the back of the case.
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