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EVGA GTX 760 SLI- ACX vs. Non-ACX

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November 14, 2013 2:52:47 PM

Hey guys,

I'm looking to upgrade my pc this holiday season, and was thinking about two new cards to replace my old GTX 470. I'm really interested in two EVGA GTX 760's, but not sure what cooling option to get. The ACX cooler runs cooler than the non-ACX in tests, but I've seen people saying for SLI, the best option would be the non-ACX since the ACX channels air out the sides, making both gpu's re-use unwanted heat. But... I have a nicely ventilated case (HAF 922) and will be strapping a 200mm fan to the side of the case to pull in air towards the cards. That being said, what do you guys think is still the better option?

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November 14, 2013 4:05:01 PM

Honestly i think you should go gtx 780 which isnt to much more in $$$ compared to 2 way 760s and gives you room to sli in the future..
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November 14, 2013 4:15:31 PM

Non reference cards are great for SLI especially because they exhaust the heat out of the back of the card and out of the case, you won't have one card shooting hot air onto the other.
The ACX cooler is awesome , runs quiet and efficient to keep the temps down, you will be able to overclock more with them.
The best way to decide is if you want to overclock the cards as much as possible, the ACX coolers would be better for overclocking but the inside temps will rise, if you were to put a side fan with this config then you would want the side fan in reverse to draw the hot air out of the case as much as possible.
If you decide to run reference cards then you would want the side fan to draw in cold air into the case for the cards.
I personally don't think you will have any heat issues with the ASX coolers, I've run SLI with 2 and 4 cards with non reference cards and reference cards at different times and either way I never had any heat problems.
Go for the ASX cards, you will have sufficient cooling in your case to handle them and the 760 does not run too hot like some other cards.
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November 16, 2013 3:34:46 PM

monsta said:
Non reference cards are great for SLI especially because they exhaust the heat out of the back of the card and out of the case, you won't have one card shooting hot air onto the other.
The ACX cooler is awesome , runs quiet and efficient to keep the temps down, you will be able to overclock more with them.
The best way to decide is if you want to overclock the cards as much as possible, the ACX coolers would be better for overclocking but the inside temps will rise, if you were to put a side fan with this config then you would want the side fan in reverse to draw the hot air out of the case as much as possible.
If you decide to run reference cards then you would want the side fan to draw in cold air into the case for the cards.
I personally don't think you will have any heat issues with the ASX coolers, I've run SLI with 2 and 4 cards with non reference cards and reference cards at different times and either way I never had any heat problems.
Go for the ASX cards, you will have sufficient cooling in your case to handle them and the 760 does not run too hot like some other cards.


Okay, I think I'll head for the ACX then. Thanks guys!
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