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    Question sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    whats the best air cooling for it? less space it takes, the better

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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    How much room do you have between them, because the Artic Silencer can be modded to fit a 7900. And for the future, dont make two threads.
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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    Threads merged. Please don't do it again. Thanks!

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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    As for single slot cooling solutions, I can't think of any good ones at the moment.
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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    beh, come on guys, help me out, ive been all over newegg.com, cant find any good ones, ata ll, at least single slot coolers, all i find is liquid cooling, dont wanna go liquid nono, too much money

    thanks guys, and sorry for teh double post, didnt mean to, b/c when i posted the first one it didnt show up, guess server error
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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    There are no single slot solutions that are better than stock cooling. You either run stock cooling or get either the Arctic Silencer or maybe even the Accelero. Are you looking for silence or overclockability?
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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    There are no single slot solutions that are better than stock cooling. You either run stock cooling or get either the Arctic Silencer or maybe even the Accelero. Are you looking for silence or overclockability?

    not looking to overclock nor silence, just better cooling. the card run around 49-51c idle, and around 55-58c active. heard these 7900's start to act-up in high temperatures (artifacts, lines across the monitor, freeze). just wanted to take precaution. maybe i should go water cooling, b/c after all ive spent around 500$ on these puppies, why not protect my investment eh?

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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    55-58c is not a high temperatures range. Even more sensitive cards can get a lot higher than that without artifacts.

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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    I think having a fan blowing over the power regulator section of those cards is more important than any other place. The stock coolers are lacking, but they are good enough if you are not running overclocked. Also, case airflow may be hurting. Water cooling is good, just alot of extra work to get started. Once it is all installed it is painless. Just be certain to stay away from cheap parts. Almost all kits are useless junk too. Building a very good water loop is usually the same price and sometimes cheaper than the inefficient kits. In fact, Swiftech is about the ONLY company with any good kits, but they are also pricey.
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    Default Re: sli 7900gt's need better air cooling...help me out plz

    if i should go water-cooling, what good company should i order it from?
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