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reference coolers for ati still exhaust half the heat inside the case.

for 6970 2gb, i would go with non-reference.
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Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
reference coolers for ati still exhaust half the heat inside the case.

for 6970 2gb, i would go with non-reference.
whoa I did'nt know this... are you sure? lol I swear the reference 6970s always vented exhaust out the back.

Maybe your getting confused with the 6990?
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whoa I did'nt know this... are you sure?
yep, those slots near the PCI bracket are for exhaust into the case

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yep, those slots near the PCI bracket are for exhaust into the case
yeah, you could probably tape that up and increase the fan speed to compensate.
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I stick to reference. With non-reference. there is no telling if the manufacturer went with better or worse components. With the reference, they can't change much from the original design.
     
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I stick to reference. With non-reference. there is no telling if the manufacturer went with better or worse components. With the reference, they can't change much from the original design.
And they're better for resale and are watercooling friendly.
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And they're better for resale and are watercooling friendly.
Agreed
     
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