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Old December 14, 2010, 06:40 PM
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I really like that card the load temps are amazing. I am really tempted toadd my 285s to the pile of vidcards I have and buy one of these instead. wouldn't copper be cooler then Aluminum for cooling or am I wrong?
Copper is heavy, so the whole heatsink had to be made partly of aluminum so it wouldn't snap off in your PCIe slot.
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Old December 14, 2010, 07:01 PM
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Copper is heavy, so the whole heatsink had to be made partly of aluminum so it wouldn't snap off in your PCIe slot.
HAve you seen the ASUS Ares and MARS?
3 Slot buggers with Copper all around including the fins.

Copper is heavy, but even used excessively it won't snap from seeing those cards run.

That being said, copper right now is DAMN expensive these days. So its a matter of making these functional and cost effective.

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