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Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
Do you personally own a 3870x2?
Do you know how much heat that card puts out?


The card will run cooler because of a better cooler, but the card will put out the same amount of heat regardless. A better cooler will move the heat from the card quicker and in this case...into his case.

You really should go find a 3870x2 and put your hand where the exhaust heat is, and you will know what I am talking about.

It will change the temperature in your case drastically. Matter of fact, it changes the temperature of my room quite a bit.
If you don't mind that kind of heat in your case, be my guess.
You don't have to own a 3870X2 to know what's going to happen. Anything with a similar TDP will have the same issues.
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I realize this, but it's still not going to make much of a difference. The cooler is better and so the air will be cooler than what would be exhausted through the stock cooler. Yes, more heat will be in the case, but it isn't going to drastically change other temperatures like you imply.
I don't know if u've ever owned one of these cards but they put off about 375watts under load, that's alot of extra heat that i don't want in my case.
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I don't know if u've ever owned one of these cards but they put off about 375watts under load, that's alot of extra heat that i don't want in my case.
I was under the impression they had it reduced to the amount of an HD 2900XT? Never mind!
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You don't have to own a 3870X2 to know what's going to happen. Anything with a similar TDP will have the same issues.
Wow...I guess you just argue for the sake of argument.

Go ask any 3870x2 owners if they want that heat in their cases...

Anyways, I was just trying to help the OP with my experiences with the 3870x2. Apparently you are the expert......
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