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 Post subject: Interesting new cooler for Gainward Phantom
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:17 am 
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Triple slot, frontplate with heatsink over RAM and VRM, removable fans that blow air down through the radiator and onto the board.

Nice pictures at Techspot for their GTX 770 review. Those 80mm fans do have big honkin' hubs, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting new cooler for Gainward Phantom
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:11 am 
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thanks CA_Steve, nice to see an attempt at a slightly different design.

Issues I see :
- fans pull air through the fins : fan suck at pulling (no pun intended)
- no frames on the fans : my experience with those (Arctic Cooling fans) has shown that unless they push air through the restriction, they are not very good
- lots of tight fins

Positives :
- different design
- 3 80mm fans
- replaceable fans (if I can replace the stock ones with thin 80mm fan of my choosing)
- BIG heatpipes and lots of surface area
- memory and power circuitry cooling looks good
- test results show decent temps
- Looks like there is some space for the fans to breathe on the blow side

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting new cooler for Gainward Phantom
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:26 am 
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Fudzilla have also reviewed the Gainward Phantom, and better still do go into specifics about fan speeds and noise on this page:

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31526-gainward-gtx-770-phantom-reviewed/31526-gainward-gtx-770-phantom-reviewed?start=14


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting new cooler for Gainward Phantom
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:41 am 
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Hopefully, Gainward will apply this same cooler to the next GPU step down (760Ti if Nvidia keeps the same naming process). I'd love to see it with a 150-175W TDP card.

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