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Where do you prefer your GPU / Video Card to exhaust it's heat?

#1KamenRiderBladePosted 6/7/2014 1:09:08 PM
Since there are only a few basic designs for cooling GPU's, which method do you prefer? - Results (79 votes)
Mostly out the rear panel with a Centrifugal "Squirrel Cage" fan
53.16% (42 votes)
42
Spread every where (mostly in your case) with some out the back by using traditional fan(s)
31.65% (25 votes)
25
Gimme Liquid Cooling & let me decide where to vent the heat from the radiator
15.19% (12 votes)
12
This poll is now closed.
Every GPU / Video card is made with a limited amount of cooling designs.

What is your preference if given the choice when buying your GPU / Video card.

Personally I can make each scenario work.


But I have a serious aversion to using liquid cooling because of the worse case scenario possibility that comes with liquid cooling.


I generally prefer all the heat to go out the back panel with a high flow bracket that eVGA popularized.
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#2KidInTheHallPosted 6/7/2014 1:12:14 PM
The same way I do, out the rear.
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 6/7/2014 1:12:32 PM
I like SFF builds and having the gpu vent its own heat is a big boon when space and fan spots are at a premium.
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#4Terrorknight3Posted 6/7/2014 1:14:24 PM
How does the acx cooling exhaust its heat?
#5PhilOnDezPosted 6/7/2014 1:18:57 PM
That would be option 2.
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#6KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2014 1:30:27 PM
A good example of a video card that exhausts mostly out the back:
http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1365/geforce_gtx480_housing.jpg


A good example of a video card that spreads the heat everywhere, with very little out the back:
http://www.maximumpc.com/files/evga_acx_cooler.jpg
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#7KalammerPosted 6/7/2014 1:30:32 PM
Liquid cooling, and none of that closed loop garbage either, because it's the only way end up with something that's actually quiet.
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#8KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2014 1:31:47 PM
The direction of the heatpipes + the fan type is a good indication of the general flow of air and where they want it to go.
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#9KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2014 1:33:26 PM
Kalammer posted...
Liquid cooling, and none of that closed loop garbage either, because it's the only way end up with something that's actually quiet.


If you're going to go Liquid cooling, might as well go all the way with a custom setup with QD (Quick Detach) tubes and a real custom water block.

All the modifactions to use CLC's on a GPU seem like a hack just to sell more CLC's.
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#10Cobra152004Posted 6/7/2014 1:36:11 PM
I prefer heat to exit the case quickly, but prioritize silence over heat flow direction, so voted for second option. All squirrel cage coolers I have seen have been noisier than zip tying a low voltage 120mm fan onto a nice heatpipe cooler.