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I figure this in quadfire will be around 30% faster than my current gpu config. I'll definitely wait until kepler and 4 way sli then. I think I'll make it until then. Now, just time to save up!
 
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What's the advantage to having the fan in the middle of the shroud? Seems like it would be a better idea to keep it on the far end; pushing is far more effective at dissipating heat than pulling.
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What's the advantage to having the fan in the middle of the shroud? Seems like it would be a better idea to keep it on the far end; pushing is far more effective at dissipating heat than pulling.
if it was on one end one gpu would be cool and the other hot as hell bc it would get the hot air that just passed the 1st gpu. Anyone who doesn't watercool it is stupid tho.
 
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These high end duals will have to be watercooled. Way too much power for a 2 slot cooler. Can't wait to see benches. I wonder if there's a mini-ITX case that would fit one of these...
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These high end duals will have to be watercooled. Way too much power for a 2 slot cooler. Can't wait to see benches. I wonder if there's a mini-ITX case that would fit one of these...
Not if you need a space heater or you could get a GTX 480 for that prupose.
    
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if it was on one end one gpu would be cool and the other hot as hell bc it would get the hot air that just passed the 1st gpu. Anyone who doesn't watercool it is stupid tho.
If the air is only moving in one direction, what difference does it make? One of the GPU's is undoubtedly going to be hotter than the other unless it uses 2 fans.
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If the air is only moving in one direction, what difference does it make? One of the GPU's is undoubtedly going to be hotter than the other unless it uses 2 fans.
Look at the cooler design again. The heat from gpu 2 is being dumped into the case from the right end of the card
 
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post #18 of 18
guys its actually the perfect placement of the fan to cool those two beasts inside
ok here's a little explanation..
O=FAN
<>=AIR FLOW
*=GPU
<<<*<<<O>>>>*>>=6990 so both two gpu will be well cooled
and if
<<<*<<<*<<O=what happens that the cool air enters the fan cools the first gpu and the heat from first gpu rushes towards the second gpu which will have some real heat issues...
so you guys must have got it by now

XFX did something similar with their HD5970 4GB limited edition...remember?
here's a pic..

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Edited by westevilspirit777 - 3/5/11 at 11:38pm
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