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That's might just be crazy enough to work.
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I would think a 3 slot design could be done for GPUs.

I've been advocating a three slot blower for a while now.

I wonder what could be achieved with a blower HSF with three slot depth, vapor chamber, and fully copper heatsink.

I was discussing in another thread recently, the interesting prospect of installing the main vapor chamber/heatsink unit from a Titan/780 Ti on a GTX 980 (in place of the watered down version the 980 ships with). That seems like a promising option for a quiet, high-performing blower card.
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You could just cut a hole the size of your GPU heatsink/shroud in the side if your case, and mount the GPU on it so the heatsink/fans are outside the case, but the PCB is still inside.

It might be louder outside your case, and you'd probably want a fan guard... But the fresh air would keep it cool, and it wouldn't dump heat inside the case.
Or a smaller hole for PCIe riser and power leads and mount the graphics card on outside of case.
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Aren't those aftermarket solutions, such as prolimatech mk-26 or raijintek morpheus way ahead of anything that comes with cards? Only problem is size of those things.
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Aren't those aftermarket solutions, such as prolimatech mk-26 or raijintek morpheus way ahead of anything that comes with cards? Only problem is size of those things.

They are indeed way better, but bigger as well, and heavier.

I replaced the DCUII stock cooler of my Asus GTX 560 Ti, which is already considered silent, by a Thermalright Shaman as it was still too noisy to my taste. The temperatures are cooler and the included 140 mm fan won't get beyond 1000 RPM in in full burn mode.

If going for a very strong overclock , watercooling is the way to go, if not using a reference card+aftermarket cooler will be more silent, and not that much more expensive than a non-reference card.
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Aren't those aftermarket solutions, such as prolimatech mk-26 or raijintek morpheus way ahead of anything that comes with cards? Only problem is size of those things.
Haven't seen you for awhile. They are indeed better but still dump their heated exhaust everywhere. That's why I started this discussion. Did you see the drawing of what I would like to see made? I'm not at my computer but will post a new drawing later today.
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I see what you mean. Problem of hot air being dumped into the case is indeed an issue, but new maxwell gpus make it not as bad, in comparison to 290 for example.
If you look at it, it seems that gpus would benifit way more from AIO water cooling kits, than actual cpus. There is plenty of excellent twin tower cpu coolers that can handle modern cpus, and atx layout leaves a lot of space for those large heatsinks. But when it comes to gpu, especially multi gpu, the amount of spare room becomes an issue. Back when whole layout of motherboards was established, nobody considered gpus actually surpassing cpu in terms of heat.
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That's a good point, and it's hard to see any simple modifications you could make to the ATX standards to fix this. GPU coolers kind of evolved around the standard, which has been much more CPU-centric.
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Oh, it was never about "need" biggrin.gif

I don't use my computer for gaming, I use my games as an excuse to build a nonsensical computer. It probably spends as much time being taken apart as it does playing actual games... but I've probably got mental problems tongue.gif

Then I have mental problems too. Sign me up.
     
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Or a smaller hole for PCIe riser and power leads and mount the graphics card on outside of case.
Interesting. Imagine if cases had external mounting points similar to how some cases have hard drive dock on the top.
Obvioulsy im sure theres many reasons why this never happened such as interference on the PCIE cable and lack of room for quad SLI etc tongue.gif.

I have seen cases in the past with GPU tunnel that slots over GPU to direct heat from front to back and not to rise, Cooler Master Cosmos had this, but again, multi GPU setup would be an issue.

Interesting topic this BTW, me likey.
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