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Fantastic. I just did this. Are pushing or pulling fans more efficient at cooling?
Never tried, I just assumed push.

I'm going to fabricate a small metal shroud, it will make use of the stock blower, and hopefully blow ALL the air out of the case ;]
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The temps in the OP... Are the stock cooling temps with the stock fan at 100%? I don't break the 50's and usually not even 45's (under a load) with my overclocked 285, even with the stock cooling.
 
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The temps in the OP... Are the stock cooling temps with the stock fan at 100%? I don't break the 50's and usually not even 45's (under a load) with my overclocked 285, even with the stock cooling.
It was on Auto.

Anything above 55% is too loud. Also, the 285 is 55nm, Isn't it? You also don't have a crappy case like I do
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I had 2 285's in a cm 690 for a while there. My hot card only reached 53C.
 
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I got a cramped SLI board. I'd love to do this but it's not possible in my board.
    
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Seems like the only real benefit to this mod would be to get low temps with reduced sound. Also, I am thinking that if you mod the actual case for the card and make it so you can use not only the stock fan but the two 80mm's as well that you could turn it even lower and get just as much airflow.
 
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Isn't that the only benefit of all ghetto fan mods?

and all aftermarket graphics card coolers?
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Seems like the only real benefit to this mod would be to get low temps with reduced sound. Also, I am thinking that if you mod the actual case for the card and make it so you can use not only the stock fan but the two 80mm's as well that you could turn it even lower and get just as much airflow.
I'm planing on making a small shroud. I'm just waiting for some black plastic to be tossed in my recycling bin

Imagine the red line as a 2cm tall wall, with a little roof.

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I would just mod the original cover, that would void all RMA chances though.




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Isn't that the only benefit of all ghetto fan mods?

and all aftermarket graphics card coolers?


No, most aftermarket coolers are designed for lower temps. You can get the same temps with a stock cooler as if you do the mod, only that the stock cooler will be louder.
 
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I would just mod the original cover, that would void all RMA chances though.








No, most aftermarket coolers are designed for lower temps. You can get the same temps with a stock cooler as if you do the mod, only that the stock cooler will be louder.
Yeah, I'll need the stock cooler as I plan on going SLI later on.
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