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GIGABYTE WindForce 5X Cooling Solution on GTX 680 SOC Pictured - 5 Fan Mayhem

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. lZKoce

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    What an awesome product this card is :) It makes a mini-ITX MB look insignificant :D. There are some silent 40mm fans from Scythe, so until I actually hear this at 30%-100% speed, I say it's a very cool thingy :)
     
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    Sure, 40mm fans can be noisy.

    But from the pictures we see, it could just as well be very low restrictive heatsink design with a crazy huge surface area....? ;)
    20*4cm^2 to be more exact

    Also... IF it was high rpm fans, they would have turned them the other way, to blow air through the card.

    Just my 10 cents.

    NB: Would really be suprised if it is noisy, I have had 3 SOC cards over the last 2 years, and they have been the most quiet VGA's I've had.... Using the GTX580 SOC daily, this might replace it though.

    ... Fingers crossed that Gigabyte VGA doesnt read this, but, all the sales and marketing women in that division, look really cute
     
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    So are these sucking away from the card?
     
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    From the look on this picture they do.
    On the right side, you see SLI connector, and the backside of the fan facing towards the cam.
    They are sucking air through the card.
    [​IMG]
     
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    How would that work out in a Z77 Sabertooth with thermal armor?
     
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    I do not have the VGA here, hard to tell, but from another picture, it looks like there are holes (oval) near PCI-e, which also allows air passage, but dont think that is suffecient..
    [​IMG]

    But personally, I'd rather eat a hat of hay, then own a Sabertooth product... They are fugly, and perform nowhere near what I expect from a motherboard... A big bang, G1, Extreme6/9, ROG is more likely to be paired with this beast of a card.
    ... And I have not had a ROG that didnt break within 6 months, so rule that one out too, I am not a big fan of loosing DIMM or frying CPU...
     
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    sad, its more like ghetto mods
     
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    The fans looks like they just it threw together. Kinda like something we would see in the ghetto mods thread.
     
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    Why not put 5 fans on the opposite side as well? It would go very well in this case:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, needs to be straightened.
     
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    Unlike previous Nvidia chips; the 680 is not a furnace and the heatspreader fins are huge.Therefore the 5 fans will have a very low RPM making the card among the silents IMO.
    And that girl is a beauty; anywhere in the world
     

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