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I was recently doing some tidying up in my computer, and I realised that I didn't actually ever use my killer NIC, and that it was also right bellow my GPU; so it might be restricting air flow.

So I took it out, but I didn't have a back plate PCI slot cover thingy so I left it open. Now I started thinking, would putting a fan right bellow my GPU help with air flow? If it pulled air from the right and pushed it to the left, and if I took the other back cover things off.

By bellow I mean... to the side. So, Leaning the fan on the GPU. Meh, I'll get paint out and demonstrate. It's not precise, but you can get the jist of my plan.



I'm not sure if it would make the air flow to the CPU worse though. I also have a fan on the side panel that's blowing air slightly above the GPU.





P.S. Sorry for the stupidly large image size.
Edited by RankWinner - 6/11/11 at 7:44am
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If you take off the pci covers and mounted a fan on the metal wheres the slots are, acting as an exhaust, I dont think it would hurt your system at all. Might not make any notciable difference though.
    
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If you are thinking about a PCI slot blower fan, it would probably work best when placed on the slot above the second x16 slot.

Otherwise what i would do in this situation is increase the front intake fan speed and remove the brackets below the card, so the air can flow freely from the front to back.
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By doing that you would defeat the purpose of your front fan blowing in cool air,it would get sucked straight across the bottom of your case.Maybe would cool your gpu a bit, but would take away from the rest of the case.
    
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If you are thinking about a PCI slot blower fan, it would probably work best when placed on the slot above the second x16 slot.

Otherwise what i would do in this situation is increase the front intake fan speed and remove the brackets below the card, so the air can flow freely from the front to back.

Pci slot fan would be the only choice for you above your card.
    
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What pci fans do you recommend?
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