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Hey guys I'm thinking about adding another 6950 for xfire, but still have the stock case fans. Will I have to upgrade the fans if I go xfire or will the stock case cooling be sufficient? I'm using the window panel btw.
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Finally did some cutting 360 up top rest you can see 338
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Hey guys I'm thinking about adding another 6950 for xfire, but still have the stock case fans. Will I have to upgrade the fans if I go xfire or will the stock case cooling be sufficient? I'm using the window panel btw.

you can get away with using the window panel if you want, i had xfire msi 6950's and they did get up to 75*c under load, those cards push the air out and into the case instead of out the back like referenced cards. eventually it got so hot that i did have to use mesh panel. some guys like to add a 120mm fan where the top of the hdd cage went to help push more air along the cards. i would suggest getting a higher CFM fan to replace that 200mm fan in the front as it barely pushes any air to the video cards.
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post #5324 of 18196
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you can get away with using the window panel if you want, i had xfire msi 6950's and they did get up to 75*c under load, those cards push the air out and into the case instead of out the back like referenced cards. eventually it got so hot that i did have to use mesh panel. some guys like to add a 120mm fan where the top of the hdd cage went to help push more air along the cards. i would suggest getting a higher CFM fan to replace that 200mm fan in the front as it barely pushes any air to the video cards.

Thanks.

75c is considered acceptable for GPUs isn't it? My 6950 has a custom cooler so unfortunately it also recirculates the hot air in the case. Did the heat make you go from the xfire 6950s to the single GTX 580?
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post #5325 of 18196
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Finally did some cutting 360 up top rest you can see 338
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Nice build how is the cooling without the front fan?
post #5326 of 18196
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Thanks.
75c is considered acceptable for GPUs isn't it? My 6950 has a custom cooler so unfortunately it also recirculates the hot air in the case. Did the heat make you go from the xfire 6950s to the single GTX 580?

it is acceptable for gpu...but not for me, i was starting to sweat after an hour of gameplay on bf3. i only opted for the gtx580 since i'm going to utilize step up program and get the kepler card when it comes out and watercool it (if kepler is worth the jump from the gtx580). i wanted reference cards for watercooling as a single gpu block looks nicer then a univ. block and heat fins on the vrms.
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it is acceptable for gpu...but not for me, i was starting to sweat after an hour of gameplay on bf3. i only opted for the gtx580 since i'm going to utilize step up program and get the kepler card when it comes out and watercool it (if kepler is worth the jump from the gtx580). i wanted reference cards for watercooling as a single gpu block looks nicer then a univ. block and heat fins on the vrms.

I hear ya on the reference cards. They make a block for my ASUS 570, but it only has barbs on the bottom of the card. Super lame.
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I hear ya on the reference cards. They make a block for my ASUS 570, but it only has barbs on the bottom of the card. Super lame.

yeah the asus matrix has their waterblocks, i almost bought the matrix platinum, but in the end evga step up program was too good to pass with kepler around the corner
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yeah the asus matrix has their waterblocks, i almost bought the matrix platinum, but in the end evga step up program was too good to pass with kepler around the corner

Smart choice thumb.gif
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Hey guys I'm thinking about adding another 6950 for xfire, but still have the stock case fans. Will I have to upgrade the fans if I go xfire or will the stock case cooling be sufficient? I'm using the window panel btw.

The stock fans won't cause you to kill a card or anything. You don't have to replace them. Personally, I would recommend an intermediate fan that can be easily added with a few zip ties and could give you some better airflow aimed right at your cards, or even better if you have the mesh you could use it and mount up to four fans. Another great option is to use software to change the thermal ramp for your video cards so the fans kick in at a lower temp and speed up faster as the temp increases. Afterburner works pretty good for that.

Personally, my case is using a few mods to keep temps low so I can still use the window instead of the mesh, including an intermediate fan (a fan mounted between the optical drive bays and the bottom hard drive rack, in place of the top hard drive rack).

So, you have a few choices. If you're not worried about the noise the stock fans make, I don't think you have to replace them.

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That picture shows 3 mods I did for increasing the cooling to the video cards. (new 120mm intake on the bottom, upgraded 200mm at the front and an intermediate fan). Just the added intermediate fan should help your cards up to 5c. All this can be avoided by using the mesh and adding a couple of 120mm intake fans (if you have a case that comes with the mesh).

For me, as long as my cards are under 80c I'm happy. Right now after 15 minutes of testing with furmark at ambient of 22c my bottom card was steady at 60c and my top card was steady at 68c. I bet you would get close to the same with one or two fans on the side panel mesh.
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