PowerColor 4870 1gb + Antec 300 Tags: New Build Cases PowerColor Systems Product Last response: July 9, 2009 8:02 PM in Systems Share nachota1987 July 9, 2009 5:54:02 PM Hi all! Im on my final steps on biulding a new gaming rig I've been reading about the heat issues with this card that depends in the ventilation of the case I was wondering if anyone know if the powercolor 4870 1gb version goes ok with a antec 300 case? i know the card is big and it would bother the hdd drives, but im geting one hard drive and one gpu, so maybe no problem with that.. what about the case air flow for the card? the case comes with a back fan and a top fan.. maybe should i add one or two front fans or maybe a gpu fan like this one: http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/1301/ANTEC-VCOOL-VGA/ what do u think? thx! More about : powercolor 4870 1gb antec 300 Proximon July 9, 2009 6:43:36 PM You don't want the little VGA cooler, they aren't very effective and more a desperation move when you have a poorly ventilated case. Antec 300 has space for two 120mm fans in the front. They can be LED fans if you like, and will look nice while running. Doing that will make your case as well cooled as any air-cooled case out there. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6177/fan-347/Yate_Loo... nachota1987 July 9, 2009 6:55:52 PM ok ill search for similar fans and then post them the front fans would throw air into the case right? thx! Related resources PowerColor 4870 1gb + Antec 300 - Forum PowerColor HD 4870 1GB Install Guide? - Forum Powercolor 4870 1gb, experts help! - Forum PowerColor ATI Radeon HD4870, 1GB - flickering - Forum Powercolor 4870 1gb pcs or pcs+.... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coozie7 July 9, 2009 7:01:09 PM Adding two front fans will not hurt, just amke sure they are fairly quiet;) Can you link to the card you have in mind? Powercolor use several different coolers. nachota1987 July 9, 2009 7:02:36 PM ive found this one: http://www.appinformatica.com/ventiladores-revoltec-ven... i guess they are allright PD: sry that the page is in spanish.. its where im getting it from nachota1987 July 9, 2009 7:18:21 PM coozie7 said:Adding two front fans will not hurt, just amke sure they are fairly quiet;) Can you link to the card you have in mind? Powercolor use several different coolers. this is the link: http://www.appinformatica.com/tarjetas-graficas-powerco... theres also a asus and gigabyte version: ASUS: http://www.appinformatica.com/tarjetas-graficas-vga-pci... GIGABYTE: http://www.appinformatica.com/tarjetas-graficas-gigabyt... the price order at the moment is Asus < PowerColor < gigabyte (the powercolor looks better to me) Proximon July 9, 2009 7:25:20 PM I agree, but check the warranties as well, as that is an important factor. The fan looks fine to me. 22.5 decibels is not much. K1ash3r July 9, 2009 7:31:16 PM Hey I got a XFX 4870 1gb and I got 3 of these http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG... for my antec 300 and they're fairly quite and smexy =), although i havent asembled everything I know that the 4870 will fit. Proximon July 9, 2009 7:46:26 PM I don't think Akasa is available in South America K1ash3r July 9, 2009 7:52:36 PM oops, didnt realise he lives in South America =/ nachota1987 July 9, 2009 8:02:11 PM yeah im from south america, but im getting some stuff from spain and some from my local store, so i want to make sure everything goes ok Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Powercolor HD4870 1GB PCS+ vs Gainward HD4870 1GB Golden Sample Forum PSU power problems on a powercolor HD4870 1GB PCS+ Forum 4870 1gb PowerColor? Sapphire? Forum Powercolor PCS+ 4870 1GB (buy or not) Forum Will an Antec ea650 earthwatts psu power 4870 1gb in x-fire?? Forum Antec 300 + 530W psu good enough for HD4870? Forum SolvedPowerColor Go! Green AX5450 1GBK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP video card Forum SolvedPowerColor HD 7750 1GB or Palit GT640 1GB Forum SolvedPowercolor R7 250 OC GDDR5 1GB Forum Solvedshapphire or powercolor of hd 7750 1gb Forum PowerColor HD5670 1GB GDDR5 problem Forum Solvedwill powercolor amd/ati radeon hd 7750 1gb gddr5 work witha 250 watts powersupply? Forum Solvedwill powercolor amd/ati radeon hd 7750 1gb gddr5 work witha 250 watts powersupply? Forum Solved9800GTX+ 512MB 256Bit DDR3 VS PowerColor HD 4850 1GB 256Bit GDDR5 Forum Solvedcan an egcc 600atx 350 watt psu run a powercolor 5570 1gb 128 bit ddr3? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !