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Will this air flow work?

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I'm going to be buying two Palit 3gb GTX 580's to replace my EVGA ones which exhaust heat out the back, unlike the Palit's which dump the heat into the case. I will also be switching my H70 to intake instead of exhaust (because of the increased temps inside the case from the 580's). I have drawn up this diagram and am just wondering if it will work and how good the airflow will be.



The red arrows around the graphics cards means the heat dispersing into the case.
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It'll work, but you may end up sucking in hot air coming from the GPUs and PSU, since that front fan is gonna be blowing the hot air in that general direction. Shouldn't be a huge issue, though.
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evga has 3GB ones that exhaust heat out the back
it's the vanilla reference design but with 3GB's
nice 580's btw... needs the backplates
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Originally Posted by audioxbliss View Post
It'll work, but you may end up sucking in hot air coming from the GPUs and PSU, since that front fan is gonna be blowing the hot air in that general direction.
Not sure I understood the above. He'll be sucking in cold air from the outside of the case with that config which will be fine. the GPUS are venting into the case not outside and exhausting out the top of the case.
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hmmm, OP I think it will work just fine with the new cards.
Edited by Draygonn - 6/6/11 at 12:52am
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Thanks everyone should be fine then
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