Heat pipes Tags: Graphics Cards Heat Fan Cooling Graphics Last response: October 22, 2009 1:05 AM in Graphics & Displays Share grujam15 October 22, 2009 12:49:15 AM do heat pipes work as good as a standard fan cooling system? More about : heat pipes jennyh a b U Graphics card October 22, 2009 12:52:26 AM What do you mean? More heat pipes can dissipate more heat obviously, but if that heat is just going towards heating up your case then it isnt much good. The best coolers have a lot of heatpipes with slow and silent fans venting the heat out of the case. They also tend to cost more for the same reasons. m 0 l grujam15 October 22, 2009 12:58:04 AM i am looking at getting a SAPPHIRE Ultimate HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card. it has heat pipes and i want to know if it is better than standard cooling systems. m 0 l Related resources uneven gpu heat pipes - Forum GPU heat pipes are losing their colour exposing some metal beneath it - Forum Help with my CPU coolers heat pipes - Forum Heat pipes help! CPU cooler - Forum Modifying a heatsink with copper heat pipes - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jennyh a b U Graphics card October 22, 2009 12:59:02 AM Can you post a link to it? m 0 l grujam15 October 22, 2009 1:00:12 AM http://store.buildurownpc.com/79624.html m 0 l jennyh a b U Graphics card October 22, 2009 1:03:40 AM Ok thanks for linking that. The 4670 isn't hot nor power hungry so yes it is able to dissipate heat a lot easier using a large heatsink alone. If you have otherwise decent case cooling (ie a front intake fan and a side and/or rear exhaust fan) then you should be good to go with that. m 0 l grujam15 October 22, 2009 1:05:49 AM sweet, thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHeat Dissipation Via Your Home Cold Water Pipes Forum SolvedHad A Few Questions About Semi Cracked Heat Pipes Forum Are these heat pipes damaged (CM Hyper 212 Evo) Forum Does motherboard orientation matter to heat pipes? Forum Optimal thermal compound pattern for direct contact heat pipes Forum Extending the Heat pipes Forum Applying AS5 to exposed heat pipes Quick questions (no really) Forum Lapping heat pipes - a conjecture Forum Heat pipes touching ram heatsinks Forum Patent Troll Claiming Patent Rights to Fan Heat Pipes!?! Forum Arctic Silver 5 on Coolermaster 212 (exposed heat pipes) Forum Do heat pipes go bad? Forum Do heat Pipes mean a better mobo or one with heat issues? Forum Loop Heat Pipes Forum Heat Pipes on high-end GPUs... Aren't they upside-down? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !