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Its reference , and it might make a small difference if any at all since you have an Xfire setup, I'd try it with some fans that don't cost much, like Yate Loons if you're not sure whether its worth it or not.
Do reference cards usually OC the best?
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Do reference cards usually OC the best?
Rumor has it that yes they do because the manufacturer/re distributor didn't change the PCB layout or any of the parts on it. Honestly though, I think non reference OC's just as good.
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on the scout the side fans help
make a custom duct to force the air into the cards
    
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on the scout the side fans help
make a custom duct to force the air into the cards
not so great with modding
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use a plastic cup, cut it so it is a little bit lager that the fan hole, cut the width so it will fit between the two, cut the top half off , tape it on

have th larger end of the cup at the hole so the shape will help to force the air in
    
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use a plastic cup, cut it so it is a little bit lager that the fan hole, cut the width so it will fit between the two, cut the top half off , tape it on

have th larger end of the cup at the hole so the shape will help to force the air in
I do want my computer to look classy =\\ I know I lack a lot of woodshop/welding skills, but I would much rather spend $$ and go WC...since 5770s don't really need to be WC'd.. I'll stick with 1 or 2 side panel fans as intake... just doesn't make sense having 4 intake, 2 exhaust..hmm
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rember that the gpu are exuast
you could paint the cup
    
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Side fans do help in certain situations (crossfire, active cooling vrm sinks or exposed gpu sinks, etc). Saying not having direct airflow right onto your gpu is like saying you don't need a cpu cooler fan because your case flow is good. Case flow is to expel hot air so it doesn't sit in your case. Putting a fan DIRECTLY on something provides active cooling to specific parts. Sometimes people need it, sometimes not. Don't say it is "useless", please.

It is like putting a memory cooler on, strapping a fan to your NB, using a spotcool, etc.


Anyhow... back on topic... I'm a new 5770 vapor x owner. Was waiting for something more quiet and using less power than my gtx 260 w/o a real performance loss. Found it!
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Side fans do help in certain situations (crossfire, active cooling vrm sinks or exposed gpu sinks, etc). Saying not having direct airflow right onto your gpu is like saying you don't need a cpu cooler fan because your case flow is good. Case flow is to expel hot air so it doesn't sit in your case. Putting a fan DIRECTLY on something provides active cooling to specific parts. Sometimes people need it, sometimes not. Don't say it is "useless", please.

It is like putting a memory cooler on, strapping a fan to your NB, using a spotcool, etc.


Anyhow... back on topic... I'm a new 5770 vapor x owner. Was waiting for something more quiet and using less power than my gtx 260 w/o a real performance loss. Found it!
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got hold of a Asus 5770 1gb recently.
Version 1 pcb does 1400mhz on mem easyyy

very happy with it.

just installed the EK FC5770 waterblock, will post results asap.

p.s. add me to the club pleaassee
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