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Good Work, that HS is quite a best with the 120mm fan. Too bad SLI isnt possible with that HS.
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Thanks.
Yeah, I guess it makes sense that you really need a fan to pull all that heat off the fins. If an 8800 uses 130 watts, that's about twice the amount of heat of alot of CPUs like the C2D yet it's not uncommon to see tower CPU coolers that have several times the amount of fin surface area.

Thankfully the G80 is designed to run hotter than most CPUs. To make something work even better passive for the G80, you'd just have to have an even bigger cooler with more spacing between fins similar to the Scythe Ninja. The HR-03 is fairly dense in fin structure, so a fan makes the best use of it.

As far as SLI goes, it is possible. Not easy depending on your CPU/chipset cooling...but possible. Your top card would just have to be in a top mounted configuration. If I got another gtx, I'd make it work. Probably just flip my scythe to run vertically, possibly adding a couple of HR-05 sli chipset coolers. It would be tight and may require some mods, but I'd be up for the challenge if the wallet was
    
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Good Work, that HS is quite a best with the 120mm fan. Too bad SLI isnt possible with that HS.
Check the thread of the guy who asked about SLi with this cooler. It is possible you just have to mount the HS a different way.

I think this is a great cooler it is just too big for my tastes. It looks like it stresses the GPU easily and pulls down on the PCI-E socket.

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ya the cooler can fit the opposite way, but you gotta get something in between the fins and the back of the PCB lest you want your expensive card to bite the big one.
very nice results, i'm very impressed by how well it works in passive. looks in line with stock cooling but without a fan no less, and adding that 120 to it just makes it that much better.

i may definitely give that cooler consideration if i ever upgrade ^_^ b
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i still just dont get that design, wouldnt that only work for cases and mobos that mount the card the oposite way?
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does it make a difference wich way the fan is blowing, someone told me to mount the fan to pull air through the fins. what do you guys think?
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I should try that, I've heard the same regarding fan placement on water cooling radiators so there must be some benefit.

I was just thinking to blow air onto the memory sinks and that heat naturally goes up that up would be better, but it's worth a shot.
    
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I am blowing the air through the cooler right now. But like I said some one said pull the air through it..
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