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@ arrow and orazaor.. thanks guys.. I have decided to get HAF 912 soon...
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ASUS EAHD6850 owners;

What are temps and noise like? I might be picking one up for my Sandy Bridge build. If not, the MSI GTX 460 Hawk is lookin' mighty fine
Oc'd 920/1150 on stock voltages in BFBC2 i get 77C on the core @ 48% fan speed.

anything over 45% fan speed is unbearable for me.

I get a dodgy ticking noise at 20% fan speed, probably a dodgy bearing.

Idles very cool though. 38C
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My thoroughly invaluable suggestion ??

Mod your 310
Mod the hell out of it -- Its surprisingly easy to cut holes- If u want, use rubber rivets to mask the cuts and a fag grill here and there--- U'll have a ton of cash. And the thrill of modding It's surprisingly easy given the 310's galvanised metal. I have the 335 which is merely a 310 w/ an extra fan slot! I now have, wait for it, 6 total 120 mm case fans, and including EVERYTHING, 9 120 mm 90 cfm fans
And a window, of course. Even slapped on a pair of inexpensive (read dirt cheap) LED handles on top, AND spray painted the interior gold ( same for the back) and black everywhere else for the retro look.
Going with full uv green sleeving when my stuff arrives later this month !
Already have a uv ccfl in place w/ uv green sata cables !

Sorry, no pics in place. My panasonic died on me last week :/ and my phone won't pick it up well enough :/
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Oc'd 920/1150 on stock voltages in BFBC2 i get 77C on the core @ 48% fan speed.

anything over 45% fan speed is unbearable for me.

I get a dodgy ticking noise at 20% fan speed, probably a dodgy bearing.

Idles very cool though. 38C
Tesco , you'd want to screw the fan in again w/ probably a rubber grommet?

Didn't you shave off those plastic pieces that keep the fan in place? Or have I confused you with some one else
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Tesco , you'd want to screw the fan in again w/ probably a rubber grommet?

Didn't you shave off those plastic pieces that keep the fan in place? Or have I confused you with some one else
No that was me and I didnt remove them completetly just shaved a little to make the fan sit higher.
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No that was me and I didnt remove them completetly just shaved a little to make the fan sit higher.
So the fan sits higher ?? Don't quite get it . U thought shaving them off would improve airflow ? By way of less obstruction of course. But the fan sitting higher ?:_)

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So the fan sits higher ?? Don't quite get it . U thought shaving them off would improve airflow ? By way of less obstruction of course. But the fan sitting higher ?:_)

Pic if possible?
there is a gap between the plastic cover and the fan and raising the fan minimizes the gap.the idea was to get more air in the card because there is another card right next to it.With no card there there is nothing restricting air flow into that big hole. but with a card there I hoped raising the fan would create a low pressure area between the cards. helping suck air between the cards.
Thats the theory anyway.
It seems to work for example my temps are on par with none xfire set-ups.And the top card with the restricted air flow actually stays cooler than the bottom.The card on the bottom is the one with the VRM issue it gets hotter because it pulls more voltage no matter the load.Im sure without the vrm issue the cards would be running at the same temp top or bottom.when switched the cards temps stay the same.
(I do not recommend this it will surely void your warrenty)minimal gain not worth it.
This is by no means the only thing ive done to lower temps.I have a 230mm fan blowing from the front , x4 120mm fans on the door , one 120mm fan blowing from the bottom,and changed the TIM on both cards.Ive done everything I can think of except changing the coolers witch im not going to do its just not worth it for me.Other than some lights this rig is done .Next stop bulldozer and a whole new rig cant wait.
Edited by smoke420 - 1/16/11 at 10:24am
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there is a gap between the plastic cover and the fan and raising the fan minimizes the gap.the idea was to get more air in the card because there is another card right next to it.With no card there there is nothing restricting air flow into that big hole. but with a card there I hoped raising the fan would create a low pressure area between the cards. helping suck air between the cards.
Thats the theory anyway.
It seems to work for example my temps are on par with none xfire set-ups.And the top card with the restricted air flow actually stays cooler than the bottom.The card on the bottom is the one with the VRM issue it gets hotter because it pulls more voltage no matter the load.Im sure without the vrm issue the cards would be running at the same temp top or bottom.when switched the cards temps stay the same.
All right allrite, so it doesn't really apply to me

So.
My plans so far (still waiting for my vr001 and s1 to arrive) is to mount the cooler BELOW the card- i.e. above it , facing the cpu! I belive it can be reverse mounted. Using a pci blower should really, really chill the vrms.

your vrms sound damaged. RMA the card??
Bad vrms may just shorten the life of everything: the card itself, and around the card- the including increased sustained load on the psu ??
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Sorry but I don't have a good video recorder to do so.. if I did though I'm sure the noise levels would be too low to capture it anyway. Put it this way, anywhere between 0-40% you can hear almost nothing, 45-70% is the range where you start to hear the fan significantly rev up from lowest to loudest (still very quiet though), and anywhere between 71% and 100% all sound pretty much the same.

Here's some links to reviews that should help you get a better idea:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.ph...=27537&page=12
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...ect_Cu/27.html
http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...ion-review/18/
Thank you. I'll be reading those shortly.

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Oc'd 920/1150 on stock voltages in BFBC2 i get 77C on the core @ 48% fan speed.

anything over 45% fan speed is unbearable for me.

I get a dodgy ticking noise at 20% fan speed, probably a dodgy bearing.

Idles very cool though. 38C
Hm... What are your ambient temps?



E/ Urgh. Where is the 6850 Cyclone from MSI? That cooler is super quiet.
Edited by Bassdoken - 1/16/11 at 10:13am
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All right allrite, so it doesn't really apply to me

So.
My plans so far (still waiting for my vr001 and s1 to arrive) is to mount the cooler BELOW the card- i.e. above it , facing the cpu! I belive it can be reverse mounted. Using a pci blower should really, really chill the vrms.

your vrms sound damaged. RMA the card??
Bad vrms may just shorten the life of everything: the card itself, and around the card- the including increased sustained load on the psu ??
If my vrms are bad so are many others including yours.If I remember correctly you are getting the same high temps and current draw from your cards vmr's.the difference is I have another card to compare it to.If I didn't have the other to compare it would seem normal just hot vrm's.It may be the other way around and one card is really good.All cards are not the same witch is why some overclock better than others.I dont think they would let me RMA for this reason even if I didn't mod the coolers.
VRM temps:
idle
1. 44c
2. 45c
full load furmark
1. 68c
2. 88c
full load OCCT
1.cant remember but around 20c cooler
2. 107c (ran a full 10min run and the gpu maxed at 85c)
This is why OCCT scares me.
Edited by smoke420 - 1/16/11 at 11:57am
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