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My GPU fan shroud.

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Was a bit bored today and I wanted to do a experiment so I though I'll make a fan shroud from a fan behind the HDDs to go straight into my non reference cooled GPU.

I'm already thinking on how I can improve it. What do you guys think?

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Nice shroud, did you have any improvements in temp?
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Yeah, about 2C under load. I've noticed that once I take the load of the temp will drop down quicker.
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Do you have extra fan in vga duct? You should be getting more better temps if you didn't had so much hdd drive. That would grant you the airflow of 230mm.

Does the gpu internal exhaust or external exhaust?
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which card is that? It appears it exhausts some of the hot air inside the case towards the drive bays. If that's the case you should add another flap to your duct to separate this hot exhaust air from your fan and force it up towards the top of your case (to be exhausted either out of the front drive bays or out the back of your case - your choice based on your other airflow options/temps).
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Do you have extra fan in vga duct? You should be getting more better temps if you didn't had so much hdd drive. That would grant you the airflow of 230mm.

Does the gpu internal exhaust or external exhaust?

Yeah I do have a fan in the VGA duct, and I know I need to go buy some sata cables so I can take a few drives out into another pc.

The card sucks the air from the front fan and then exhausts it out of both sides.
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which card is that? It appears it exhausts some of the hot air inside the case towards the drive bays. If that's the case you should add another flap to your duct to separate this hot exhaust air from your fan and force it up towards the top of your case (to be exhausted either out of the front drive bays or out the back of your case - your choice based on your other airflow options/temps).

It's a Galaxy GTX275 and yes it is exhausting air out the back into the drive bays. I have a 120mm fan in the drive bay to help with the CPU temps and as you can see this hot air is getting in the way. That was also my next thing to try and sort out. Any ideas?
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