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Antec Twelve Hundred: Need side fan recommendation

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I've installed a second GTX 480 into my Antec Twelve Hundred case and my motherboard has both of the GTX 480's right on top of each other with no space in-between.

Because of this, the temperature of the top card is pretty hot.

However, I don't have a side fan installed in the case so I'm hoping that a side fan (which blows directly over the GPUs [or so it seems]) might help a bit.

Can somebody recommend a side fan?

Right now I'm looking at the Thermaltake AF0026 Smart Blue LED 120mm Fan with Speed control knob because it can push a lot of air, has variable speed control, and has a blue LED to match the rest of case.

Does anybody have any other suggestions?
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post #2 of 4
The fan you linked to above should be fine. It produces good airflow and matches the rest of the fans in your case.
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replace tim before, stock is awful, with new tim and custom fan profile, i dont get past 85 on furmark/occt with mine overclocked in sli!
    
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why not get a Scythe Ultra Kaze for $11 bucks s+h+t included

It blows great amount of air 135+cfm @ 3000rpm I believe. I have 2 of them. one side and one rear.

Or one of the Deltas which are 2x cfm of Ultra Kaze for 3-4x the price.
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