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Gainward blow or gigabyte new rev for sli in bad ventilated case?
And does gainward have black or brown pcb? Not talking about the phantom.
 
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The gigabyte has three fans, while the normal gainward only has one. You can't have too many fans biggrin.gif

The Gainward has a black PCB.
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Originally Posted by Zvejniex View Post

Gainward blow or gigabyte new rev for sli in bad ventilated case?
And does gainward have black or brown pcb? Not talking about the phantom.

Looking at pictures of your case on google, you will want to be very careful with the dimensions of the GPU you order. Double check everything to make sure it fits. Not a lot of room for long cards from the looks of things.

If you are intending to SLI, then you will most certainly want to get externally ventilating cards like these:

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2013/06/nvidia-geforce-gtx-760-2gb-review/gtx_760_14b.jpg

rather than these:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/images/b2144.jpg.

The former will run cooler in SLI than the latter, as the triple fan model will recycle the hot air inside the case.
Edited by willibj - 8/2/13 at 12:36pm
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Are you sure the reference gainward card has a black pcb instead of brown? because phantom pcb looked black at first then i saw that its actually brown.. and i wouldnt really like the color mismatch since everything is kinda black in my oc including ram Gpu cmobo cpu cooler psu and the case.
 
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Any black PCB will look a little brown in the right light. But the Gainward PCB is black.
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I was wondering if the gainward reference blower is actually better than the nvidias reference card itself? and are there any reviews and numbers on the whole blower vs open air in sli or cfx?
 
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Gainward blower is just modified Nvidia reference design, looks bit different but performance is unfortunately the same. Are Gainward and Gigabyte your only choices? IMO the best option for 760 SLI is EVGA's own blower design: https://www.evga.com/articles/00757/#2761. Better performance compared to reference cooler.

I don't have SLI setup but from reading various forums it seems that blowers are superior for SLI. Heat rises and upper card will get up to 15C hotter compared to bottom card with coolers that don't exhaust out the back. Those cards will also make other component hotter. Non-exhaust coolers are usually superior for single cards though, because they offer very good cooling performance and generally lower noise compared to blowers.
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