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Recently purchased this case over the RV02 due to aesthetics. Using stock fans + 1x 120mm San Ace 1011 for exhaust, it runs much hotter than the Lian Li PC-G07B it replaced, which already had more airflow due to me having replaced all of its fans with San Ace's.

My GPU (OC'ed) load temps are now hitting 89c whereas it used to peak at 80c. I noticed my temps dropped quite a bit when removing the top cover for wires. I can probably just remove the mesh to achieve the same effect. However it still is significantly hotter than my old case.

I already plan on buying two AP181 fans to replace the stock 180mm's.

Am I right about the mesh being detrimental to cooling? Any other tips to improve cooling on this case? Other than that it's awesome and I had little difficulty working with it.

Thanks!
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are you using an aftermarket vga heatsink? if you are that would explain the temp increase as the 90 degree rotation is detrimental to mostly anything but external exhaust designed heatsinks.(basically, it's meant for reference coolers for best temp results)

EDIT: i didn't notice your graphics card... my bad... the mesh wouldn't be all that detrimental. try changing to the ap fans and see if you get better temps
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/11/11 at 11:12pm
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If the rv01 still has the 180s on the bottom then get the penetrator fans to replace them. They offer far better performance.

The mesh top on my 02 didnt cause issues with my 6970 that I noticed, but I could see that it might cause some issues with a hotter running card like the 6990.

Another thing to try might be a different pci slot, as long as it is a 16x still you wont have any performance issues and it is surprising how much difference the placement can change temps with just a couple inches
Edited by trulsrohk - 5/11/11 at 11:15pm
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I figured the AP181's would be the key to this case's cooling. I was also thinking of attaching a fan to the bottom intake filter which isn't underneath the PSU. Would this be a good idea even with the AP181's?

Thanks for the replies so far guys. Rep+
Edited by ArcticZero - 5/12/11 at 2:40am
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Anyone?
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Originally Posted by ArcticZero View Post
I figured the AP181's would be the key to this case's cooling. I was also thinking of attaching a fan to the bottom intake filter which isn't underneath the PSU. Would this be a good idea even with the AP181's?

Thanks for the replies so far guys. Rep+
Seems to be a bit overkill. I don't think you would see any negligible drop in temp. AP181 inside should be enough.
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Anyone?
Powercolor HD6990 is a dual gpu card, with each gpu located at each end of the card. The cooling solution calls for a central fan to intake fresh air and hot air is exhausted out via the card's front and card's rear.

See pic below for explanation of your 'problem':
Hot air exhausted from the card's top is not a big problem.
But hot air exhausted from the card's bottom has some serious effects:-

a. if the hot air goes right, it will be pulled up by the fans on the top of the case. It is likely it will be sucked by the H50 rad/fan, thus negatively impacting performance of the H50.

b. if the hot air goes left, it will be pulled up and a large portion will likely be sucked back into the card by the central intake fan. No good.

c. if the upward incoming fresh air (green arrows) is strong, it will push the exhausting hot air back into the card. This kind of 'head-on collision' is not desirable.
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I realize that. The problem with the 6990 is that it doesn't simply exhaust everything out the back, unlike the 5970 it replaced. Half the hot air is shot out the front end, which presents me with this dilemma.

Positioned as it is right now, that would have it exhaust directly onto one of the 180mm intake fans.

Your illustration demonstrates my issue perfectly.

What do you suppose I can do to remedy this, other than to go water?
Edited by ArcticZero - 5/13/11 at 7:00am
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I realize that. The problem with the 6990 is that it doesn't simply exhaust everything out the back, unlike the 5970 it replaced. Half the hot air is shot out the front end, which presents me with this dilemma.

Positioned as it is right now, that would have it exhaust directly onto one of the 180mm intake fans.

Your illustration demonstrates my issue perfectly.

What do you suppose I can do to remedy this, other than to go water?
Can you take a pic of the interior of your case as I like to know the exact layout (including how the 2 graphics cards are positioned on the R3E mobo) before suggesting a remedy?

Edit 1: And which model is your 9600GT OC? I am seriously hoping it is not one of those dual slot cards with internal heat dumping cooling design.

Edit 2: It is getting late here and I am about to sleep. Just post a couple pics and info about your 9600GT OC card here and I will follow this up tomorrow.
Edited by windfire - 5/13/11 at 7:57am
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Hello, sorry for the late reply. Had been down with glandular fever for the past few days.

The pics:






This is the 9600GT OC I'm using:
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