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Good ways to cool my GPU -GTX 680-

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February 1, 2013 7:16:33 PM

So this is my first time ever putting my own computer together and my GPU gets kinda hot, i have a good airflow with three 200mm fans and two 140mm fans pulling in air from front and blowing out the back, i was wondering if there are some good products recommended to get for cooling my GPU, remember i am new to this.

BTW i found out late that Intell was a better choice, i know my ram wont run on my motherboard it's my fault since i am still new to this :cry:  ...

EVGA 02G-P4-2683-KR GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked, Signature 2GB 256-bit

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler.
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February 1, 2013 8:00:37 PM

Yeah, that's getting pretty hot. Is it overclocked?
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February 1, 2013 8:11:45 PM

You have plenty of case cooling.

If you adjust the GTX680 fan speeds, it will run cooler, at the expense of more noise.
I think there is some software to manage this from EVGA.

But I would not worry about it too much. Graphics cards run hot, but they are designed to do so.

One other thought. Did you install your cpu cooler to draw in cool air from the outside as is normally recommended? If so, the hot air will impact your graphics cooling.
You might experiment with exhausting air through the radiator to the outside.
That will help graphics at the expense of cpu cooling.
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February 2, 2013 3:03:54 PM

Your GPU is superclocked that is it's clock speeds are very high, it is supposed to get hot at higher clock speeds as the stock cooler cant cope up! I suggest get a better cooling system, liquid cooling helps but EVGA provides it by default. It's best you get good quality liquid cooling; But it's gonna be expensive!
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