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how'd you cool your sli/cf?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 25, 2008 5:19:47 AM

there must be somebody out there who can cool sli/cf...what did you do?

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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 5:39:54 AM

well, i've got a big 250mm fan blowing on my pcie card slots
September 25, 2008 6:10:09 AM

that xclio case just rocks.
September 25, 2008 6:47:23 AM

antec 900 does all the work.
September 25, 2008 2:43:05 PM

I have 2 120mm fans blowing on my 2 8800 GTS 512.And they work great.the cards are OC and the card fan is set at 40% thats inaudible.They NEVER go over 66 degres.And also there is only 2mm space between the cards.
a c 272 U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 5:00:59 PM

I like to use the coldness of space, but you do need a really long DVI cable.
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 7:05:56 PM

Superhal said:
that xclio case just rocks.

Haha, yeah it does. They came out with a newer model of it that has a 360mm fan on the side panel. talk about insane. Anyways I will be upgrading to the Cosmos S case in a few weeks.
a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2008 2:40:09 AM

With a decent case it shouldn't be too hard. Probelm could be the stock VGA coolers for some models.

For me, I run sli 8800GT and an OC'ed Q6600 in a small quiet Sonata II case, so it took a little work to keep it cool in hot Summer months.

1) Zalman VF-900's instead of the single slot 8800GT coolers.
2) Modified the Sonata II intake ductwork to feed the graphics cards instead of the CPU.
3) Installed an AC freezer 7 pro to cool the CPU instead of Intel cooler (that needed that air intake blowing into it.

That's it really. Load temps for the 8800GT's are now both 60-65 vs 80-90, and I'm using the included fanmates to lower the voltage/rpm to the VF-900 fans (so gpu temps could still be lower running 12v).
a c 88 U Graphics card
September 29, 2008 7:54:48 PM

Thermaltake Armour case is working well for me with the optional 25 cm fan on the case window/door.
I also added the Thermaltake Cyclo slot fan which I have installed between my two 9800GX2's to exhaust the hot air between them more efficiently.
Bumping up the fan speed on the cards works well too.
a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2008 10:41:44 PM

case with good airflow. fans moving plenty air and u can always increase fan speed on the graphic card.