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So I have a 80x38mm Cooler Master fan lying around and I am planning to remove those unused PCIE slot cover and zip-tied the fan at there (below my graphic card). Will I notice any temp difference?

I am gonna use it as an intake fan.
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post #2 of 38
Possible but it's likely to suck in hot air from your psu and exhaust fans above it depending on your case.
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I did this same thing and it pulled in hot air from the PSU, i could actually feel how warm it was by putting my hand in front of it.

Its a better idea as an exhaust.
    
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I did this same thing and it pulled in hot air from the PSU, i could actually feel how warm it was by putting my hand in front of it.

Its a better idea as an exhaust.
Well my PSU is top-mounted
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Well then it might work in your case, it just worked better for me as exhaust.
    
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post #6 of 38
A better plan could be to cut a hole in the side of the case or mount the fan onto the grill.


Putting fresh air into a GPU can really help drop it's temps in my experience, imo they're kinda crap at in taking air on their own.
    
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A better plan could be to cut a hole in the side of the case or mount the fan onto the grill.


Putting fresh air into a GPU can really help drop it's temps in my experience, imo they're kinda crap at in taking air on their own.
that i did and it works, gave me a couple degrees less on my vga.

op, let us know what result you get with the pci idea.
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yeah let us know, I would like to try this idea as well as an intake because my gpu is almost like a divider in my case, would be nice to get some air flow going to it
   
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So I have a 80x38mm Cooler Master fan lying around and I am planning to remove those unused PCIE slot cover and zip-tied the fan at there (below my graphic card). Will I notice any temp difference?

I am gonna use it as an intake fan.
It works better as exhaust, or Blowing Directly on top of your card.
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but wouldn't it as an intake work just as well if the psu is at the top of the case?
   
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