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Two little 'tricks' that might shave off 5C temp from the top card:-

1. Connect the monitor to the bottom card
By doing so, the bottom card becomes the 'master/main' card of the pair. Even under SLI, the main card just does a tiny little bit of work (eg coordinating the 2 cards) which generates a little bit more heat. So, take this little load off from the top card and let the bottom card does it

2. Select the bottom card to be the Physx card
Similar to the trick above, this moves the Physx load to the lower card. And, IIRC, brettjv has a little study that shows this move might even give a slightly higher framerate as well.

And, do you have the P6T or P6T Deluxe V2?
For P6T, there is no gap between the 2 cards but there is still one slot empty for the P6T Deluxe V2.
Before changing the side panel fan from the stock 230mm to 1-4 120mm fans, I suggest you try:
1. adding a 120mm fan behind the HDD cage to direct air into the gap between the 2 cards (pic 1)
2. use an Antec Spot cool fan to do a similar job (pic 2)
i tried trick #1 look time ago
black screen until windows logo which means u cannot see your bios if u need to go in there
so u want the main card and the physx card to be the same card? (bottom card)
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It's taken some time to get a few fans in and do a few tests, but I figured I'd share my results so far.

I tried forcing phsyx change to bottom card (which was what auto select had picked anyway) as well as connecting monitor to bottom card. There was no noticeable difference in GPU temps. It also gives you no display until driver loads in Windows- which is a pain in the rear.

I also zip tied a coolermaster sickleflo R4 to hdd cage with airflow pointed in between cards. This also (surprisingly caused no change in temps). (although it did add a significant amount of noise).

I have four more R4s that I'm going to add to the door as soon as fan controller arrives. I'll do some more tests then. I'm suspecting at this point that any noticeable decrease in temps will come at a significant increase in noise or require even more expensive fans. I can't see a few degrees being worth an extra 80-100$+ for fans + a controller.

Kind of makes me think of a previous build. Chipset fan died and temps were causing pc to freeze. So as a "temporary" solution, I laid a pedestal fan on its side against open case. Noticed a 10-12ish degree drop on gpus and left it that way until the next build
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It's taken some time to get a few fans in and do a few tests, but I figured I'd share my results so far.

I tried forcing phsyx change to bottom card (which was what auto select had picked anyway) as well as connecting monitor to bottom card. There was no noticeable difference in GPU temps. It also gives you no display until driver loads in Windows- which is a pain in the rear.

I also zip tied a coolermaster sickleflo R4 to hdd cage with airflow pointed in between cards. This also (surprisingly caused no change in temps). (although it did add a significant amount of noise).

I have four more R4s that I'm going to add to the door as soon as fan controller arrives. I'll do some more tests then. I'm suspecting at this point that any noticeable decrease in temps will come at a significant increase in noise or require even more expensive fans. I can't see a few degrees being worth an extra 80-100$+ for fans + a controller.

Kind of makes me think of a previous build. Chipset fan died and temps were causing pc to freeze. So as a "temporary" solution, I laid a pedestal fan on its side against open case. Noticed a 10-12ish degree drop on gpus and left it that way until the next build
The Physx 'trick' works only when such a game is running and so I am not too surprised that this does not bring an immediate benefit.

And it is unfortunate that the Monitor 'trick' does not bring a temp drop for you. I had 2C drop previously.

The big surprise is that an 120mm CM fan does not bring any temp drop. Let me offer a possible explanation:- if you set that R4 fan to run at a high speed (as you mention that there is a noticeable noise gain), then it is possible that the air is pushed too fast into the gap. The speed is so fast that the intake fan of the card is having a hard time to capture those air which are now speeding in front of the card's intake fan.
So, try to vary the fan speed to see if there is any positive effect.
(I hope my English makes sense to you).

If this brings no benefit, I doubt using even 4 intake fans on the side panel will bring much thermal benefit.
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The big surprise is that an 120mm CM fan does not bring any temp drop. Let me offer a possible explanation:- if you set that R4 fan to run at a high speed (as you mention that there is a noticeable noise gain), then it is possible that the air is pushed too fast into the gap. The speed is so fast that the intake fan of the card is having a hard time to capture those air which are now speeding in front of the card's intake fan.
So, try to vary the fan speed to see if there is any positive effect.
(I hope my English makes sense to you).
I will try slowing it down when controller comes in and will also try to moving it around a little bit. The "hub" is near the gap and may be creating a "dead spot". I also believe part of hdd cage may be blocking air where I want it. (the air is not flowing "evenly" around the blade area of the fan.

Here is a pic of inside. Ignore cable in bottom...I'll clean those up when / if I'm happy with fan controller.




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How's your fan profiles? What % do you have the GPU fans running?
I know when i was benching, i had it cranked at 100% (damn loud) and i maxed out at 75 degrees for the top card, 70 for the bottom card.
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How's your fan profiles? What % do you have the GPU fans running?
I know when i was benching, i had it cranked at 100% (damn loud) and i maxed out at 75 degrees for the top card, 70 for the bottom card.
I left it on auto. It never went above 69% during my tests. Definitely would be an easy way to decrease temps.

OT: This may be silly but how do I make images as thumbnails like windfire had posted? I find that much less annoying than a big honking picture in your face
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I left it on auto. It never went above 69% during my tests. Definitely would be an easy way to decrease temps.

OT: This may be silly but how do I make images as thumbnails like windfire had posted? I find that much less annoying than a big honking picture in your face
He just attached an image to the post. Click on advanced during posting and the option for manage attachments is viewable.

An even better way is to post the image thru imageshack or other host and use their thumbnail system. The server gets bogged down enough as it is. For ex.



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A custom fan profile on msi afterburner would make a huge difference. But it will be slightly more noisy.
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The speed of your ghetto rigged fan point at them being too fast shouldn't be a problem, the GPU intake fan should actually be drawing in air more effectively in a positive pressure environment (which is what it would be experiencing at the point of it's intake fan). The dead spot of the hub could be a consideration, you might try adjusting it so that that the gap between the cards is more aligned with near the end of the blades, but honestly I don't see that making a huge difference either. I don't know exactly what to tell you.
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It really depends on your ambiance temps.
In the summer temps can really shoot up even in good air cooling cases.

Also, you can get a 5.25 holding case for the HDDs and SSD, so you can free the front of the case for more air to come at the GPUs.
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