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I have a reference design EVGA GTX 460, I was just curious how the cooler operates (internal vs external ehxaust)?
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That a internal one that shoots hot air everywhere.
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Damn, had no clue. Well then I assume having two fans sitting in front of it towards the frontal region of the case pushing air towards the back of the case (which will be open due to removal of PCI slots) would provide effective cooling?
Setup like so (Blue=Intakes, White=Blocked Off, Gray=Open Area):
223901d1313028321-cm-690-ii-advanced-cooling-suggestion-case.jpg

Or should I instead move one of those two fans onto the side as an exhaust?
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Are you having heat problems?

All the hot in the case its getting force out the back so you should be fine as is.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/12/11 at 5:57pm
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14563527 
Are you having heat problems?

All the hot in the case its getting force out the back so you should be fine as is.

I just figured id try something new, and the benefits of positive airflow are a plus
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Originally Posted by meeps;14562814 
Damn, had no clue. Well then I assume having two fans sitting in front of it towards the frontal region of the case pushing air towards the back of the case (which will be open due to removal of PCI slots) would provide effective cooling?
Setup like so (Blue=Intakes, White=Blocked Off, Gray=Open Area):
223901d1313028321-cm-690-ii-advanced-cooling-suggestion-case.jpg

Or should I instead move one of those two fans onto the side as an exhaust?
That should be good enough airflow, unless you're doing serious overclocking or keep it in a hot room then I don't believe you should worry about it.

If anything, an additional fan wouldn't hurt as an exhaust out from the side.
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Have you got that cpu cooler in PUSH/PUSH!!! because i have blue on each side.

You should have it in push/pull. I imaging that its just a mistake on your drawing.
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377;14566264 
That should be good enough airflow, unless you're doing serious overclocking or keep it in a hot room then I don't believe you should worry about it.

If anything, an additional fan wouldn't hurt as an exhaust out from the side.
well id like to overclock, and yea my room is fairly hot. I might put one on the side, depends on if I want to cut a side window, and I think the stack of the two fans could probably push the air straight out the back of the case so a side exhaust might not be that beneficial, we'll see!
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14569098 
Have you got that cpu cooler in PUSH/PUSH!!! because i have blue on each side.

You should have it in push/pull. I imaging that its just a mistake on your drawing.
Ha yes push/pull, forgot about that making the picture and just said 'the hell with it' and posted.
Edited by meeps - 8/13/11 at 9:10am
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woah you already have more than enough fans biggrin.gif
You'd probably be fine by only having 2x fans on the cpu cooler and 1x fan rear exhaust, 1x fan on top exhaust.
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I have one of those 460's about 40% of the hot air goes out the rear the rest goes into your case. Other is an asus direct cu top, you can either strap a fan to the HDD cage like I did helping the air out the rear, or lob a hole in the side for an extra intake, the HDD cage fan dropped my top cards temps a ton, also lowered the NB temps biggrin.gif.
Edit removing the shroud over the card also helps the stock heatsink lose the heat quicker.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/dscf3418t.jpg/
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