Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Rich_Guy, Apr 11, 2014.
Hot damn .. those windforce coolers are awesome. I had a pair of cards with those. Great deal for those who buy GB and want to try it out.
Hate these coolers, they don't direct heat out the back, they just heat the whole case inside. Also though the fans always stick out a tiny bit making SLI annoying as if one card is sagging the one from above hits the components on the back of another. The fans always go loud, I've had three of them and they all make rattling noises, the only coolers I've ever had to do so.
I ended up just getting a H70 I had and tie wrapping it and throwing the cooler away.
That's why you buy a reference card and instead buy an Arctic Cooler.
guess you didnt get one of the windforce cards recently.
since the 700 series they have
A: a metal frame and/or backplate so no sagging
B: the fans dont have that issue anymore. not saying they cant experience problems (like any other piece of manmade hardware), but its not a "quality" issue anymore...
i like arctice, but the last 2 cooler (gtx500/600) were a PIA to mount, didnt "fit" perfectly, which meant i got into cooling issues once the card was running under (full) load.
ANd i pay another 100$, compared to getting a evga ACX/GB windforce/msi TF card (anything smaller than titan)..
I have two fans blowing in on my Titan Black and never see it go past 65c on load. I was a little afraid after coming from the gtx 580 directcu II. I do wish it had a back plate though. I had a card stop working when a metal piece of an antec slot fan fell on my GPU 6 years ago. I don't really overclock so I doubt such things are really necessary for me.
Arctic Coolers should only be used on Reference Cards.
I never had issues with them, and i been using them since the 7800 GTX.
I am not a fan of windforce cooler. In my GTX 780 GHz Edition one fan had bearing issues at certain speeds. Also the coil whine was massive and the cooler was surprisingly noisy.
Yeah, I've heard coil whine complaints from quite a few people with the windforce cards. It was one of the main reasons I paid a few more $ for the Asus 770 when I purchased it.