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I'm planning a build with the node 202 and a gtx 1070.
Should I get a blower style cooler that exhausts the hot air directly out the back or the open air that keeps the gpu cooler and quieter but might make hotter other components?
post #2 of 14
normally that's a matter of opinion, people get pretty heated (pun intended) over it.

I think the circulating fans are dumb, but they ARE quieter.

I've always had great luck using intake fans to generate a little static pressure in the case to help push air through the blower cards. The fans on the cards don't have to crank up as high and they are quieter subsequently. Temps are better too
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normally that's a matter of opinion, people get pretty heated (pun intended) over it.

I think the circulating fans are dumb, but they ARE quieter.

I've always had great luck using intake fans to generate a little static pressure in the case to help push air through the blower cards. The fans on the cards don't have to crank up as high and they are quieter subsequently. Temps are better too
if I get a custom gpu, may the two fans below so close cause turbolence?
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it would probably be ok if both fans were pulling air into the case. It looks like it would work substantially better with a blower card though
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it would probably be ok if both fans were pulling air into the case. It looks like it would work substantially better with a blower card though

yes but a blower card is louder and hotter as well.
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it would probably be ok if both fans were pulling air into the case. It looks like it would work substantially better with a blower card though

yes but a blower card is louder and hotter as well.
post #7 of 14
Louder yes, hotter... I guess the air coming off is hotter but the GPU die won't be any hotter. The fan curve will take care of that.

Besides in that case the blower will keep the GPU air off the rest of the components. the other kind would bake the rest of the PC
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Louder yes, hotter... I guess the air coming off is hotter but the GPU die won't be any hotter. The fan curve will take care of that.

Besides in that case the blower will keep the GPU air off the rest of the components. the other kind would bake the rest of the PC

maybe you're right. I've never had a reference card, is the FE louder than a ps4?
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There is some reviews on it being pretty quiet compared to last gen. Less coil whine (only 1 guy I saw)
And personally for a node 202, blower is the only real way to go. Just make sure of that static fan pressure mentioned above and you'll be gold.

Gonna pick up a 1070 soon, same boat as you m8
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There is some reviews on it being pretty quiet compared to last gen. Less coil whine (only 1 guy I saw)
And personally for a node 202, blower is the only real way to go. Just make sure of that static fan pressure mentioned above and you'll be gold.

Gonna pick up a 1070 soon, same boat as you m8
I've already got two noctua nf-f12.
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