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Rak... about 7 slots to work properly
If you don't leave some space between cards, the temperatures will go up like crazy. I did a SLi config with 2 direct cu 2

I jealous.
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Rak... about 7 slots to work properly
If you don't leave some space between cards, the temperatures will go up like crazy. I did a SLi config with 2 direct cu 2

excellent setup!

Can you post some benchmarks with temps etc.? I'm curious as to see how the Direct CU II cooling compares to the stock cooler on the 580 SC. I'm sure the stock cooler gets owned. XD
     
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I don't have screens for the temperature but i have the values ... since i sold the gtx580 direct cu 2 due to spacing probems. It would work on my dima's bench with a r3e, but with my ud7 i couldn't use it since the slot spacing was too tight and one of the cards would block the pcie x16 access to the other...

But here

Default clocks:
Idle: 24º
Load: 65º

Clocked to 960Mhz @ 1.15v
Idle: 27º
Load: 71º


Power consumption:
( Xeon W3520 @ 4.2Ghz HT, R3E, 6Gb Ram )

Default: 575W
Clocked: 761W


Sli results





You can see here the problem with the Direct CU 2 ... beneath the cooler, it's the other x16 pcie slot


Edited by Pedros - 3/20/11 at 4:37am
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too big. great card, but way too big.. not a fan.
 
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Hi all.
So, I find myself curiously interested in this card for a new build. (Single card, not going SLI ever.)

My biggest concern is actually about the heat it dumps *into* the case. Since I'm building in an aircooled Corsair 800D (which apparently already comes with some aircooling challenges) this would be a dealbreaker for me if it really exhausted much inside the case.

Anyone with one of these critters able to comment about this ? I suppose a tiny bit might not hurt system temps too much. But it almost looks like quite the gap at the end of "air channel" before it reaches the exhaust grill plate.
Thanks in advance !
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Hi all.
So, I find myself curiously interested in this card for a new build. (Single card, not going SLI ever.)

My biggest concern is actually about the heat it dumps *into* the case. Since I'm building in an aircooled Corsair 800D (which apparently already comes with some aircooling challenges) this would be a dealbreaker for me if it really exhausted much inside the case.

Anyone with one of these critters able to comment about this ? I suppose a tiny bit might not hurt system temps too much. But it almost looks like quite the gap at the end of "air channel" before it reaches the exhaust grill plate.
Thanks in advance !
it isnt like the reference cards, where the fan is designed to blow air out the back of the card. It just blows cooler air from inside your case against the heatsinks. part of the air might get pushed out the rear exhaust vent, but not the same as a reference card.

I hope this helps.
    
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Yeah, it helps alot. I can't afford to take a risk of increasing case temps with this thing, so I guess it's back to the Reference-models for me. Oh well, it was just a thought....

Thanks again (Rep +).
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Yeah, it helps alot. I can't afford to take a risk of increasing case temps with this thing, so I guess it's back to the Reference-models for me. Oh well, it was just a thought....

Thanks again (Rep +).
make sure when you stay with reference, you go really with reference... even the Palit's that look close to reference, still use standard fans, and that will push air out in all directions. (the back of the card is open too) where the reference cards have the squirrel cage fans designed to push the air out the exhaust.
    
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