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- Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Like Share


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Gravity Apr 23, 10
Nice review. Seems interesting enough. I just wish these designs wouldn't take up so much space. 3 slots is bad enough, now if you add the fan it's 4? I guess it beats CPU coolers but slots are meant to be available to use. Couldn't someone just make a universal mounting self retained waterblock like the Corsair HS50 for gpu's?
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The Smith Apr 23, 10
quote Gravity
Nice review. Seems interesting enough. I just wish these designs wouldn't take up so much space. 3 slots is bad enough, now if you add the fan it's 4? I guess it beats CPU coolers but slots are meant to be available to use. Couldn't someone just make a universal mounting self retained waterblock like the Corsair HS50 for gpu's?
If you need the other slots for a multi-GPU setup, the fans can be installed on the side so to stay at three slots per GPU.

I will upload a picture of that soon.
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hiigaran Apr 23, 10
haha! holy *bleep*ing shit man, you finally used a freaking delta? brilliant temps. you didnt use the 200+ CFM model though...

why didnt you overclock? i demand that you rummage through your official neoseeker cardboard box filled with reviewed cards, take out the best overclocker, and slap on this baby.
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The Smith Apr 23, 10
quote hiigaran
haha! holy *bleep*ing shit man, you finally used a freaking delta? brilliant temps. you didnt use the 200+ CFM model though...

why didnt you overclock? i demand that you rummage through your official neoseeker cardboard box filled with reviewed cards, take out the best overclocker, and slap on this baby.
I didn't overclock because the HD5870 does not have the vGPU adjustment available and it didn't clock very high, so I thought it was not really worth it...

Overclocking is definitely in my interest though, as I said in the testing section. Wait a little while and I'll post up something. Probably when we get our new cards for the test platform, which are going to replace the GTX 260.
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Supernova1332 Apr 23, 10
quote hiigaran
haha! holy *bleep*ing shit man, you finally used a freaking delta? brilliant temps. you didnt use the 200+ CFM model though...

why didnt you overclock? i demand that you rummage through your official neoseeker cardboard box filled with reviewed cards, take out the best overclocker, and slap on this baby.
It would have snapped the card off at the bus

Nice review and looks like it has alot of potential for overclocking, mmmm salivating.
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hiigaran Apr 23, 10
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It would have snapped the card off at the bus
- that truly made me lol
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Gravity Apr 23, 10
Wouldn't I need a different board?
I don't have a fantastic gpu atm, but next month I will probably break down to buy. To me I'm looking at what you are saying is 2 pci-e slots would be taken up for one card/gpu if it takes up 3 slots.
So that would limit my options if I wanted to buy certain cards or coolers to either one really great card if I was considering this cooler or 2, double slot cards in sli/crossfire. Right/wrong?


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hiigaran Apr 23, 10
correct. however, how much room do you have underneath the white pci-e slot? two extra slots worth perhaps? because in that case it will be fine. only other question is what speed does that white slot run at when crossfired? and is it a 1.1 or 2.0 gen slot?
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The Smith Apr 23, 10
quote Supernova1332
It would have snapped the card off at the bus
No because the fans are held via an expansion bracket. I am going to post a picture of that later today.

quote Gravity
Wouldn't I need a different board?
I don't have a fantastic gpu atm, but next month I will probably break down to buy. To me I'm looking at what you are saying is 2 pci-e slots would be taken up for one card/gpu if it takes up 3 slots.
So that would limit my options if I wanted to buy certain cards or coolers to either one really great card if I was considering this cooler or 2, double slot cards in sli/crossfire. Right/wrong?



If you didn't buy the motherboard yet, I would rather get another one with triple-spacing between the PCI-E slots. Anyway, graphics cards tend to get quite hot when they are stuck against each other because the fan cannot get its air properly.
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Supernova1332 Apr 23, 10
quote The Smith
quote Supernova1332
It would have snapped the card off at the bus
No because the fans are held via an expansion bracket. I am going to post a picture of that later today.
It was a joke lol but pics would be koo.
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The Smith Apr 23, 10
quote Supernova1332
quote The Smith
quote Supernova1332
It would have snapped the card off at the bus
No because the fans are held via an expansion bracket. I am going to post a picture of that later today.
It was a joke lol but pics would be koo.
Ok guys, take a look at the bottom of page 2. I put two new pictures in there.
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The Smith Apr 23, 10
What the -- , double post. Somehow my first comment did not appear, even after a page reload. Sorry.
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hiigaran Apr 23, 10
huh...very interesting mounting. usually the fan is parallel to the heatsink/PCB isnt it?

and i swear to *bleep*ing god, this thread syncing issue is really starting to piss me off.
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The Smith Apr 23, 10
quote hiigaran
huh...very interesting mounting. usually the fan is parallel to the heatsink/PCB isnt it?

and i swear to *bleep*ing god, this thread syncing issue is really starting to piss me off.
Happened to you also? Good to know it's not me.

Yeah the parallel fan is obviously the optimal mounting, however for dual-GPU setups you don't have much choice than to put them on the side. With two of them however it should still cool pretty well.

Thinking about it, there are some setups that will allow dual-GPU setups with fans parallel to the heatsink for each card. You need a motherboard with two PCI-E slots with a distance of four slots in between, but that has them high enough so that the last cooler and fan fits in the case, which must have eight expansion slots. I'm not sure if you understand. One example of this would be the MSI 790FX-GD70, thanks to its odd placement of the northbridge that allows the first slot to be a full x16. The Thermaltake Spedo would be one example of a case with eight slots.
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