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Old June 4, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Anyone here do such a thing? How are the temps generally for idle/load? I like a quiet computer when idling.

I am thinking about it, but if the temps are going to be through the roof I may pass on the idea.
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Old June 4, 2009, 10:37 AM
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You may want to ask 3.0Charlie about his new rig with three nvidia cards together. It's not tri-sli (he's folding) but the heat dissipation should be about the same.
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Anyone here do such a thing? How are the temps generally for idle/load? I like a quiet computer when idling.

I am thinking about it, but if the temps are going to be through the roof I may pass on the idea.
Some of it will depend (for temps at least) on the Cards used and the Case that Houses them.
Generally speaking though, Running Tri-anything on Air is going to be Hot.
I think in 3.0's other post his two outer cards were in the high 70's and the middle one was 80's for his GTX275's.


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Depending on the WUs, the cards can reach mid 80s (fans @ 65%) with this setup.



The internal rad is not helping my temps, but having a cool air intake upfront helps. Idling temps are ~ 35C.
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Depends on the case, but yeah, generally things get quite warm unless you water cool.
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