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toy4x4
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Videocard: EVGA GTX 470 x 2 - SLI
Processor: Intel I7 920 - 4ghz
Mainboard: EVGA X58-SLI
Memory: Corsair Dominator 2Gb x 3
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PSU: XFX 750W Black Edition
Default Need Cooler Video Card - 12-22-2012, 23:48 | posts: 33

I have two Nvidia 470s that I run three monitors off of. While playing a game, it makes my office rather hot. Is there a newer video card (s) that run cooler, will run three monitors and performs better than 2 470s in SLI??
   
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krisby
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 770 WF3
Processor: i5 3570K
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X D3H
Memory: 8GB G-Skill DDR3 1600
Soundcard: Audigy 2
PSU: Antec Gamer 750W
Default 12-23-2012, 00:36 | posts: 884 | Location: In Kylies head...

depends on what you mean by run cooler, the GPU runs cooler or the ability to cool it better? MY 6950 does not exceed 70C, nor does my CPU exceed 35C, and I'm not aware of excess heat being expelled from the case.
Any high powered graphics card is going to produce a fair amount of heat, the only way round that is to get a less powered GPU, less watts = less heat, but I guess that won't provide the eye candy you are used to.
However, I would guess too that part of the heat is likely your PSU, powering 2 x 215w GPUs and an i7 is going to be putting a high load on a 750W PSU.
I would say either get a single awesome graphics card or a high wattage more efficent PSU would solve some heat issues.
   
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toy4x4
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Videocard: EVGA GTX 470 x 2 - SLI
Processor: Intel I7 920 - 4ghz
Mainboard: EVGA X58-SLI
Memory: Corsair Dominator 2Gb x 3
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PSU: XFX 750W Black Edition
Default 12-23-2012, 00:50 | posts: 33

Thanks for the info. I'll see what the current stuff is. Not replaced cards in awhile.
   
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pegasus1
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Videocard: EVGA 780 GTX
Processor: i7 SB @4.9ghz
Mainboard: MSI Z86A GD80
Memory: 16GB Corsair DDR 1866mhz
Soundcard: OB + Creative 5.1
PSU: Corsair 850
Default 12-27-2012, 02:12 | posts: 326 | Location: Essex

The sun runs cooler than a 470gtx
   
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sykozis
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Videocard: Radeon R7 240
Processor: AMD Athlon 5350
Mainboard: Asus AM1M-A
Memory: 8gb G.Skill DDR3-1866
Soundcard: Creative SB X-Fi Go!
PSU: Unk 300watt
Default 12-30-2012, 23:58 | posts: 16,796 | Location: US East Coast

Go for a single GTX670 or GTX660Ti if you want to reduce heat


   
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Bogard
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Videocard: eVGA Geforce 660ti
Processor: Intel i5 3570K
Mainboard: Gigabyte
Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
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PSU: Coolmax 750W
Default 01-10-2013, 21:09 | posts: 54 | Location: Tulsa, OK

Maybe sound silly but I have found best way to reduce some temperatures is to focus not just on fan and case but ambient room temperature! develop fan, cool window air or air condition in the room, and watch temperature in computer fall dramatic!
   
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DSparil
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Videocard: HIS 7870 IceQ GHz 2GB
Processor: AMD FX-8320 @4.3 w/YASYA
Mainboard: ASUS M5A97
Memory: 8GB G.Skill 1866
Soundcard: SB X-Fi Xtreme
PSU: TT Toughpower XT 675
Default 01-11-2013, 00:19 | posts: 2,914 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

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Maybe sound silly but I have found best way to reduce some temperatures is to focus not just on fan and case but ambient room temperature! develop fan, cool window air or air condition in the room, and watch temperature in computer fall dramatic!
He doesn't make much sense but does have a bit of a point many seem to overlook. Not long ago it was really cold in my area and I had all of the windows open. My idle CPU temps dropped from 35C to 26C, without doing a thing. It does seem to have a pretty large impact. That being said, if your case, cooler and fan situation is garbage, I don't think ambient room temperature is going to help you lol
   
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Punisher64
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Videocard: MSI GTX 580 Lightning
Processor: i7 940 C0/C1 @ 2.93GHz
Mainboard: EVGA x58
Memory: 6GB Corsair 1333Mhz
Soundcard: Asus DG-X PCI-E
PSU: Cougar MX 1000
Default 01-12-2013, 20:33 | posts: 29 | Location: Indiana

If you can get your hands on a used 570/580, it would be a cheap upgrade if you are happy with performace. I have an MSI GTX 580 Lightning with the Arctic Pro II cooler on it, and it idles at 29C.
   
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