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Hi there, I just upgraded my gpu, however the door that closes over the video card would not close due to the size of the new card so I removed it. Could this compromise the heat management or something if its gone??

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Alienware Aurora-R3 :: Intel Core i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz :: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz :: 4GB GDDR5 Msi Twin Frozr GTX 760 Gaming :: 1TB SATA II 7,200RPM :: 128 GB Samsung Pro SSD :: 875W PSU :: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English 

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RE: GPU door on aurora r3

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Hello Reap3r!  

Don’t worry you will not compromise any component by removing that cover. 

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Hello Reap3r!  

Don’t worry you will not compromise any component by removing that cover. 

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RE: GPU door on aurora r3

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What card did you put in? The door acts as a wind tunnel to move the air by the card.

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Msi gtx 760 twin frozr gaming. 

Temps haven't seemed to spike without it..so I guess it isn't a crucial piece of the case's overall heat management. 

Alienware Aurora-R3 :: Intel Core i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz :: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz :: 4GB GDDR5 Msi Twin Frozr GTX 760 Gaming :: 1TB SATA II 7,200RPM :: 128 GB Samsung Pro SSD :: 875W PSU :: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English 

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I was just curious. My 770 ACX fit in with not problems. Have you noticed your case temps being higher with the fans blowing into the case? Mine went up a bit about 2-3c. Temps on the card under load are about 70c.

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what manufacturer is your 770? I'll check, gpu temp was fine, 69 degrees under load. I've heard of others not having any issue with the non-reference cooling.

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EVGA, got it back in July. Just saw you have the 4gb, nice to have the extra ram. Mine is only 2gb. I wonder if your is slightly taller because of the extra memory.......  

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I wondered that also, most reviews have my card taking an 8 pin & 6pin connector (my version takes 2x8s) so there are diferences between the 2gb and 4gb. I ran BF3 last night on ultra for several hours and the case temp never went above 30 degrees C. The GPU again never went above 69 degrees C. I also had it overclocked using the MSI gaming app (OC mode) which bumped it up to just shy of 1200mhz and memory 3000. So it seems the Aurora case is better at managing the heat (from this card at least) than I had originally thought. I would imagine yours being similar since I've read good things about the EVGA cooling.

Alienware Aurora-R3 :: Intel Core i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz :: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz :: 4GB GDDR5 Msi Twin Frozr GTX 760 Gaming :: 1TB SATA II 7,200RPM :: 128 GB Samsung Pro SSD :: 875W PSU :: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English 

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Those are nice temps and being able to easily overclock is nice. I put an additional Corsair 120mm on the inside of the radiator for a push/pull config, brought my CPU temps down and also dropped the case temps a bit, but not much. My case temps are around 27-28 but the room temp varied during the summer. I am still waiting for DELL to allow us control over the CPU fan. That alone would move more air through the case.

Little over a month till BF4 is out so I will see how the card does with more demanding graphics.

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Another quick update. I was playing with MSI afterburner a bit more and got the card running stable at 1280 mhz, memory 3800. Under load for an hour the case hit 31 degrees and the gpu was stable at 78 degrees! I've checked around and it seems that's an OK temp for gaming - anyone other thoughts?

Alienware Aurora-R3 :: Intel Core i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz :: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz :: 4GB GDDR5 Msi Twin Frozr GTX 760 Gaming :: 1TB SATA II 7,200RPM :: 128 GB Samsung Pro SSD :: 875W PSU :: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English 

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