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GTX 470 heating Solution

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November 7, 2010 2:59:30 PM

I want to buy a top performance graphic Card for 3D vision
I have decided GTX 470 as it is under budget and a good performer too

But the problem is it gets too hot on load
and in summers here temperature would be like 45'C

So i want to know if i buy Zotac GTX 470 and Use it in
Cooler Master HAF 932

or 922 will it remain cool like under 80'C even in summers?

Or Should I BUY
Gigabyte GTX 470 Super Overclocked

which they say is 18% cooler than reference GTX 470 or
Zotac 470 AMP edition

which is again cooler than reference ....
But If i do so i can only use it in
normal chassis (link below) due to budget
iball gaming rider chassis---------
which has 3*120mm fans and i can 1 more to it...will it be cooler now even in summers or not

also i want to know i m using motherboard with uATX form factor(Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
will it withhold these overclocked graphic cards or not if i will not be doing any SLI
and will put just extra tuner card if necessary later

or should i use reference zotac gtx 470 and buy Cooler Master HAF 932
which has 3*230mm fans and 1*120mm fan but will it be able to make it cool enough in summers. PLZ help......

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a c 190 U Graphics card
November 7, 2010 3:40:30 PM

The Zotac card will not fit, it will block all the SATA connectors on that motherboard- I know I have the AMD version of that cooler on my HD5850 and it is massive, taking up a full 3 slots! I also suspect the Gigabyte cooler will also cause problems with such a small motherboard.
I suggest you look for a full sized ATX motherboard that is within your budget and use the iball Rider case with whichever card is cheapest to stay within budget.
November 7, 2010 3:51:40 PM

You can also disassemble the card and replace the atrocious thermal paste job the companies put on the gpu. Some people say they get 6-11 degrees Celsius dropped by using mx-3 from artic cooling. If you do this make sure it doesn't void your warranty.
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