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post #1 of 7
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Im thinkin about crossfiring two 6970s...i have a m4a89td pro motherboard...and a haf 932 full tower...the cards run a little hot so i was thinkin of putting thermaltake shamans on both. Will they fit? And is it necessory? I would rather have cooler cards. Is there maybe any other aftermarket coolers that would take up less?
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post #2 of 7
In my opinion, cards run hot at stock fan speed, which is a measly 24%. Either use MSI Afterburner or crank the fan speed to 50 - 60% in CCC. On the HAF 932 of yours, the cards will not break 60c. Also in my opinion, the stock cooler is pretty darn good albeit a little on the loud side. The only thing better than the stock cooler is water cooling.
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post #3 of 7
i have 2x 6850's in CF and they run 70*C under gaming load with fan speed 70% in a haf 932 @ stock clocks so lets not make presumptions =/...mine are HIS which are supposed to be "quieter/faster/cooler" but the 6800's are loud and mediocre temp
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post #4 of 7
Dunno about 6850s. But my two HIS 6950s got 65c max - most of the time they do not break 60c. Custom MSI AB fan profile. So I am not making any assumption - stating from my own experience. And if my research is correct, HAF 932 got better air flow than my Antec 900.
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post #5 of 7
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Can you screenshot your custom fan graph? Im just trying to compare mine! And alright i guess ill just keep stock fans and just buy another card.
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post #6 of 7
I am hoping someone will give you a screen shot. I am in the middle of switching case and going water cooling - so my sig rig is down. Just from memory, I have it at 40% fan speed until 50c. Then linearly increase from 40 % to 60 % fan speed for 50c to 60c. Then another linear increase from 60% to 100% from 60c to 80c. Then flat 100% from that point on.
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post #7 of 7
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ok yea that seems to work out pretty good...i guess we'll see how good it works in a couple weeks when i get the other 6970
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