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Okay, I did this today, but I haven't been at a computer to upload pics yet. I'll find time tomorrow; I changed just a little bit about the setup. stay tuned.
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Okay...so I tried to mount the fan following exactly what the template said, and it kinda bent a PCI bracket and the fan ended up bending downwards due to gravity. What I ended up doing was using double-sided tape to mount the fan on a PCI bracket, putting it in the case, and zip-tying through the mesh on the side of my case and the screw holes adjacent to the side of the case. This sort of worked, but it was still kind of bending down due to gravity. So, I got a spare piece of wire (this is super ghetto, I need to get some string or something to make it a little less silly, the wire was just laying around) and strung it through an empty screw hole on my top-fan case through the far side of my 120mm fan. This kept it from falling down, and now it's perfectly spaced between my mobo heatsink and my new card.

Just for some figures, before mounting the fans, my GPU idled at 36C, and now it idles at 31C.

Here are some pics (they're pretty bad quality, but you get the idea):

Inside the case:


Outside the case (the two zip-ties):



Overall success! I'd recommend toying around with this if you have any extra fans laying around and just want something to do. I had a lot of fun!
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OH MY GOD, BRILLIANT! Rep+
Dude, i agree, this is the COOLEST idea ever! never woulda thought of this one...
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Overall success! I'd recommend toying around with this if you have any extra fans laying around and just want something to do. I had a lot of fun!
Hey man, whatever gets the job done!

Nice drop in temps for close to no money.
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Hey man, whatever gets the job done!

Nice drop in temps for close to no money.
Thanks! It's probably worth noting that the fan that I used is pretty bad. Using a high quality fan should drop temps even more. :3
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