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So are blower type coolers typically the better choice for SLI/CF setups?

#1PathlessBulletPosted 8/26/2013 6:19:42 PM
Seems like a logical conclusion in my mind as otherwise you would have one GPU blowing hot air out onto the other.
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#2YoungAdultLinkPosted 8/26/2013 6:23:06 PM
That and for cases with poor air circulation. They just tend to be a bit louder than dual-fan cards and run a couple degrees hotter in normal use. Bu, yeah, in multi-card setups they do really well as long as there's enough airflow through the case.
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 8/26/2013 6:41:38 PM
I usually see people recommend having one blower and one more typical multifan card, use the multifan card for things that don't support SLI for better temps/noise. Then have the blower against the back of the other card to vent some of the excess heat instead of having them both pumping heat into the case.
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#4TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 6:43:35 PM
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#5PathlessBullet(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 5:58:23 AM
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What could you have possibly said for that to happen in a topic asking about coolers.... hm......


PhilOnDez posted...
I usually see people recommend having one blower and one more typical multifan card, use the multifan card for things that don't support SLI for better temps/noise. Then have the blower against the back of the other card to vent some of the excess heat instead of having them both pumping heat into the case.



That's an interesting idea, but now that I've looked into it I think I'm gonna go with a dual fan setup for both cards since pretty much every blower type cooler for the GPU I'm looking at (7950) uses lower quality components and is going to run hotter regardless if the logic of the cooler type is better.

If only the IceQ wasn't out of stock.
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#6aak57Posted 8/27/2013 6:04:50 AM
PathlessBullet posted...
since pretty much every blower type cooler for the GPU I'm looking at (7950) uses lower quality components


eh?
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#7PathlessBullet(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 6:06:56 AM
aak57 posted...
PathlessBullet posted...
since pretty much every blower type cooler for the GPU I'm looking at (7950) uses lower quality components


eh?



I didn't see any good brands that produced a 7950 with a blower cooler. They all had crappy overclockability and ran hot.

The only brand that made a good blower cooler for the 7950 that I looked up was HIS, but the IceQ is sold out.
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#8aak57Posted 8/27/2013 6:12:05 AM
I'm pretty sure Sapphire's 3L variant is a blower model.
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#9Flaktrooper123Posted 8/27/2013 6:19:23 AM
I wouldn't say the cooler I think, some non-ref models with axial fan actually do rear exhaust, don't have to be blower fan for that.