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Old 08-14-10, 11:44 PM   #8
jeffmd
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Default Re: What is the EVGA External Exhaust for the GTX 460?

the regular heat sinks places a normal fan in the center and it blows air through the vents in all directions, expelling the hot air into the pc case. The EE shroud seals the edges and puts a fan that has the fins on the edge and the end of the card. this sucks in the air and blows it along the full lenth of the card and then out the slot in the back of the pc. The fan type use in EE is probably a little louder then the normal one. thankfully it dosn't need to speed up much. The heatsink might also be a little hotter due to air traveling the full length of the card, but in the end the heat dosnt transfer back into the pc case which is double-good!
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