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im stuck on the fact that you don't have the side panel on. that is quite necessary for cooling. directs airflow, instead of it going out of the case.

if you hold your hands about 2 inches apart, then blow through the middle of them about 2-3 inches away from your hands, you will feel air brush along the side of them. but your hands are helping direct the airflow. the way moving air wants to move is not in a straight path, it wants to diffuse and expand. by having the case side off, you are losing the air pressure that should be forcing through your cards and around your computer.

put a window in the side panel in if you want to see the inside of your computer
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i drilled a small hole and mounted it there. hope that helps ya out.
An extra fan on my setup increased temps when put over the GPUs space between them.
    
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An extra fan on my setup increased temps when put over the GPUs space between them.
It's probably sucking hot air from the near rear side exhaust back into the fans. =/

I'll post my setup tonight. I kinda redesign the airflow with total of 8 fans in my system.
 
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