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HD5770 with shroud or without?

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March 3, 2010 5:29:51 PM

I can't decide which to choose. There will be left only ~2,5cm(1 inch) to my wireless pci card, and i was wondering if i go without shroud can it overheat? Or it doesn't produce that much heat so i'm good with open cooling? From reviews i understand that shroud is a little bit noisier, and how hard it is to clean it?

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March 3, 2010 6:01:20 PM

By shroud I take it you mean the plastic casing? If so then no worries, the HD5770 produces very little heat anyway and the stock casing has air vents in the back for just this reason:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...

Sorry, the link's not going exactly where I expected it too. Click on the lower left hand image to see what I mean.
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March 3, 2010 8:04:04 PM

coozie7 said:
By shroud I take it you mean the plastic casing?

That's how Ati is calling it :??: 

I was asking if i get non-shroud can it cause any problems to wireless card? And how easy casing (shroud) can be removed to clean dust?

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March 3, 2010 8:46:42 PM
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It doesn't matter, however the "egg" shaped design produces less heat & cools better than the shroud design (Pheonix).
http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=664

Why would the NON-shroud cause any problems? If I were to guess the shroud would make the card thicker and thus cause problems.

I would get the cheaper one, if the same price the best manufacturer, if that's the same THEN the "egg" shaped design.
March 4, 2010 6:55:23 AM

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March 4, 2010 6:56:51 AM

sabot00 said:


Why would the NON-shroud cause any problems?

By blowing hot air on it.

Guess i'm gonna get egg then. Thanks!
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