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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
i currently have my heatsink pulling air from middle of the case (pulling air off top of 8800) and exhausting it out the top of the case, Should i flip it to pull air from behind my DVD drives and exhaust it out the back?

temps are a little high 25-32C idle and load is 36-38C i assume its because it pulling hot air off the GPU.
The A300 has a 140mm on the top, and not all your air is coming from the 8800, the front fans are actually supplying air fot it, and if it was horizontal it wouldnt get as much. Do like i do and keep it vertical. Idle = 29 -30 load = <54
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I am also thinking about switching mine around as well. The 590 in my sig rig blows some air into the case so I am thinking about pulling air out of the back and across my 2 Noctua fans on the heatsink and out the top of the case...
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I am also thinking about switching mine around as well. The 590 in my sig rig blows some air into the case so I am thinking about pulling air out of the back and across my 2 Noctua fans on the heatsink and out the top of the case...
Says teh man with the highest end GFX, HSF, and CPU in the flipping universe (how the hell did you get 5ghz on an i7 990x with air cooling?)
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Regardless of which way the cooler is oriented, its still going to cook a little with the GPU dumping hot air back into the case. I'd make sure your TIM install was good and leave it as is. I always run my CPU heatsink exhaust straight up as long as there is a top exhaust w/ a sufficient fan.
i switched it back and temps dropped a good 7C
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Says teh man with the highest end GFX, HSF, and CPU in the flipping universe (how the hell did you get 5ghz on an i7 990x with air cooling?)
LMAO....Ran a few more volts through it than I should...I have a link to the CPU-Z in my sig...

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