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My side panel fan lowered load GPU temps by just 1c, but it wasn't running on highest speed.
It was intake, and running it as exhaust does nothing at all.
    
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post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
My side panel fan lowered load GPU temps by just 1c, but it wasn't running on highest speed.
It was intake, and running it as exhaust does nothing at all.
Yea, I guess it depends on different factors. As for me running exhaust did nothing for my GPU but then I made it Intake and it lowered my GPU load temps 10c.

I think it varies also for me that my Xigmatek is blowing dead on my copper wires on the 5770, 3 inches away. I dont know, but i'd like to, if a case GPU fan factors much on those completely boxed in video cards
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post #23 of 38
okay, i think running it as an intake might lower gpu temps but i dont run my gpu on max loads that much but i guess its worth a try, whats the size of the fan that you had in the pcie slots? cuz i know the side panels are 120mm right?
   
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post #24 of 38
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Yea, I guess it depends on different factors. As for me running exhaust did nothing for my GPU but then I made it Intake and it lowered my GPU load temps 10c.

I think it varies also for me that my Xigmatek is blowing dead on my copper wires on the 5770, 3 inches away. I dont know, but i'd like to, if a case GPU fan factors much on those completely boxed in video cards
Well thats what i have, my card it totally boxed in by the dumb plastic thing.
Thats why i only got a 1c drop lol :/
    
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post #25 of 38
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Well thats what i have, my card it totally boxed in by the dumb plastic thing.
Thats why i only got a 1c drop lol :/
Here is a picture, Yeah, Having those copper wires external and the Xigmatek right on it has been A+

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post #26 of 38
Quote:
@Calexan

Do you have your side panel fans as exhaust or intake?
well i originally set it as Intake but after doing the Experiment its now permanently
set as Exhaust..

i agree that it really depends on your Case & VGA Cooler if your temps are better with
side panel Intake or Exhaust.. doing a little testing will let you find out whats the best
set-up for you
    
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post #27 of 38
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
hmm interesting, okay, I might get another fan and set it up as an exhaust, what kind of fan did you use?
I use a Coler Master 80mm fan, but I think a 92mm fan should fit there

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calexan View Post
we actually share the same idea i put a 80mm fan on my PCI slot as Exhaust
as i know exhaust would be better than intake..
Nice
I live at Asia too The temp is about 30 here~
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-_- that's too hot lol, its only 14C here atm lol.

Also would you be able to post a pic of how you tied the fan to the pci slots? I would be interested to see how you have it arranged
   
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post #29 of 38
i can post mine if you need, i put a rubber band around the fan, then rubber banded it to the screws on the outside of my case that hold on the sides.
    
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post #30 of 38
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Also would you be able to post a pic of how you tied the fan to the pci slots? I would be interested to see how you have it arranged
heres what i did with mine

double sided taped it works




but i decided to replace the fan with LED fan & ditch the fan grill then added double
sided tape on the bottom of the fan so it'll hold better..

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I live at Asia too The temp is about 30 here~
lol we have the same climate 26 to 31°c
    
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