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Got around to transferring some images from my wife's camera. tongue.gif Here's a pic of my top intake and how I blocked off the rear top fan slot. I used black stock paper from a craft store and black electrical tape. Also used the tape to cover a couple other openings near the front that I could feel air blowing out from.

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Got around to transferring some images from my wife's camera. tongue.gif Here's a pic of my top intake and how I blocked off the rear top fan slot. I used black stock paper from a craft store and black electrical tape. Also used the tape to cover a couple other openings near the front that I could feel air blowing out from.
img3362f.jpg

i like that look you should leave off the top cover lol
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i like that look you should leave off the top cover lol

If my 1-year-old son wasn't so adventurous I would.thumb.gif
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whats the performance gain of doing that? how much decrease of temps did you measure?
   
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whats the performance gain of doing that? how much decrease of temps did you measure?

I had previously tried two top intakes and noticed no noticeable difference in temps vs just the top front intake pictured. It feeds fresh air directly in front of the Silver Arrow. The blocked off rear slot helps direct airflow. Temps are great with less noise. All fans set to intake have yielded much butter temps than with top exhaust.
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hmmm okay, that sounds pretty good of an idea, makes sense too. I am wondering if i should cut a hole at the top of the cm elite case I have for my other build
   
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hmmm okay, that sounds pretty good of an idea, makes sense too. I am wondering if i should cut a hole at the top of the cm elite case I have for my other build

For experimenting sake I'd say it's worth a shot. thumb.gif
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yeah me too, i wanna do some testing with the hyper 212+ in different positions and things
   
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post #539 of 2110
IMO:

If you have a case with top fans as well as a tower cpu cooler, it is worth trying:

Top fan as intake

Tower cooler blowing downwards onto the top of the graphics card.


Reasoning:

CPU cooler will get fresh air.

Generally speaking, the CPU temps are cooler than GPU temps, thus, even though the CPU coolers is blowing on the GPU, it will still cool it as:

It is cooler than the GPU

Additional cooling because of created air pressure.

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true but then you are giving the GPU hotter temps to work with which will in turn make the GPU run a bit hotter
   
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