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    News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    One Super Overclocked GPU and five - yes, five - integrated fans.
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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    Totally troppo.
    Can I get a flake with that ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    5 little fans instead of 3 big 'uns? Surely that's going to be a lot louder.......
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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    What a Whopper!

    Crazy, wonder what clocks they've got planned for this one, that and what headroom it'll still have for those ambitious ones!

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    5 little fans instead of 3 big 'uns? Surely that's going to be a lot louder.......
    Just like a computer room full of racks that also use little fans. Deafening.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    5 little fans instead of 3 big 'uns? Surely that's going to be a lot louder.......
    Was thinking the same mate! Especially if those are 40mm ones?

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    Five 40mm screamers like they use on 1U rack servers?! No thanks.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    And I think my vf3000 on low is loud...

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    i've never heard a quiet 40mm fan in my life. Looks Fugly too prefer the windforce 3x


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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    I call shenanigans - Gigabyte are lolling at us right now! ridiculous concept - for one thing those fans all blow hot air directly onto your motherboard - how's that going to help temperatures!? I've seen (and even planned) some ridiculous cooling concepts in my time, but this... I have no words

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    For the price I expect it, but surely this will just cause more heat problems for the mobo and processor?!

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I call shenanigans - Gigabyte are lolling at us right now! ridiculous concept - for one thing those fans all blow hot air directly onto your motherboard - how's that going to help temperatures!? I've seen (and even planned) some ridiculous cooling concepts in my time, but this... I have no words
    From the way the fans are oriented it looks like it's sucking the hot air from graphics card and blowing it against the case panel instead of blowing it down onto the motherboard
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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    So thats where I left my lunch box

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    5 little fans instead of 3 big 'uns? Surely that's going to be a lot louder.......
    Yes, this looks like a pants idea that somehow left the drawing board and into production without anyone with a brain noticing.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    What kinda drugs are gigabyte on?? Since when are 40mm deltas a good idea and they're in pull config??? If they'd managed to make it a 2 slot card then that might work nicely for HPC situations but as a 3 slot card and for anyone else in the world it seems a bit pointless to me!

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    Re: News - Gigabyte gives GeForce GTX 680 a Windforce 5X cooler

    I can still hear the screaming noise the last GFX card I owned with a 40mm fan made. Interested to see the noise figures on this.

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