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2 different sapphire 6870s - Which fan/heatsink is better

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the fully enclosed style, which have copper pipes and better fins I think

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102909


Or this type, which looks like the kind on my 5670, which is one solid piece, and I would think has less surface area.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=035515


So which cools better, and which style is normally louder?
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the blower type will be louder, and I could be mistaken but the second card will be cooler.
    
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The second will be cooler though it will be louder. The fan is way more powerful and big than that tiny reference design's. If you want a cooler system go for the second, non reference design.
    
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