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Which is better: a cooler GPU or more case fans?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 23, 2012 5:07:01 AM

I'm looking at getting a GPU (EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR) that apparently runs at 80 degrees C under load, and I'll be using it for rendering so it'll be at full load for long periods of time. Is that temperature anything to worry about? If so: I have a corsair 500r with the default fan setup. How would my $30 be better spent: adding 3 case fans, or getting a GPU that runs at 70C instead of 80?

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August 23, 2012 6:55:13 AM

The corsair 500r already has a great cooling solution built into the case. The money would be better invested in moving the heat away from the gpu with an improved aftermarket cooling solution. Once the heat is moved away that case takes care of the rest.
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August 23, 2012 7:05:36 AM

ideally if your decent with DIY changes, applying thermal paste assuming the card is aged or heatsink wasnt installed properly at the factory can be one cause.
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August 26, 2012 11:21:11 PM

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