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Old 08-18-2006, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default antec p180 - fanless VGA?

i will be buying an antec p180 soon, and i was considering the possibility of buying that gigabyte nVidia 7600gt fanless video card (just a big ol' heatsink). my concern is the possible ambient temperature inside the case. i will have the Zalman 9500 CPU fan in there, so that will be blowing air straight out the back of the case.

is there enough airflow in the p180 to let me buy the fanless video card?
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe buy a couple of case fans
then u can be sure
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 7600Gt is designed to work in a case with at least one front and one rear case fan. If you get fan controlers then when your not gaming your cards will not get to hot... and so the fans can run on low revs, - giving the quiet aspect of computing that you are obviously after. Lets face it... who notices when their case fans are on full wack when they are shooting rockets or running from mortar falls?
Just remember that having NO case fans with this card is asking for trouble, and at £125 a pop for a silent 7600gt... whos willing to risk it!
Hope this helps.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it helps a lot, thank you. i've decided to get a fan controller, and the fanless graphics card.
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