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Make sure the slot you placed it in now is still an x16 slot.
    
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The ASRock website says that it runs at x16 on the top 2 slots, unless you run 2 GPUs then they're both at x8. At least that's what I think it is. Anyways, I ran 3dMark Vantage and scored higher somehow, then ran 3dMark 11 and scored 20 points less. So even if it is x8, I'd say it's still worth it for such a small loss, haha.
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I assume that I did it right. But... I moved my video card down to a different PCIE slot and managed to get 3c lower, pretty sweet I'd say, haha. It was about 1cm away from my Heatsink before that, and I assumed it could have been a bit too hot to be right next to my Heatsink, guess I was right?
Was your SA airflow pointed up or back?
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Was your SA airflow pointed up or back?
EDIT: I had my fans pointing in the wrong direction. Temps are better than ever now!
Edited by nezzarix - 8/4/11 at 10:46am
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Was your SA airflow pointed up or back?
Pointed to the back. I took off those little plate things that are where the PCI slots are. Debating on removing my back fan cuz I'm pretty sure my Heatsink fans blow harder than my back fan does.
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Pointed to the back. I took off those little plate things that are where the PCI slots are. Debating on removing my back fan cuz I'm pretty sure my Heatsink fans blow harder than my back fan does.
I agree. That's why I cut out my rear grill and do without a rear case fan. See item 2 in my sig for how well that works.
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I agree. That's why I cut out my rear grill and do without a rear case fan. See item 2 in my sig for how well that works.
Yeah, I've been keeping up with all your case research stuff, haha. I kinda don't wanna cut out my grill thing cuz it looks pretty the way it is, haha. But I have thought about cutting the grill part of my Phantom to enlarge the giant hole on the side panel.
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