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I wonder where all the hot air lingering inside the case come from? I mean, all the air entering into the case are 'good' air and they are cool.

exhaust).

So, is this the situation? From your sig, it looks like you have only three.

You are right, there is only 3 hard drives and I suppose that doesn't create much heat, I was just assuming because the temps were high on the GPU's I could somehow improve the situation, but I suppose I will leave it as it was then, thank you all for your help.
    
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Your best results will be to replace the front stock R3 fans with some better ones, install a side-panel fan to cool the GPU's, and install the front top case fan as an intake for CPU intake. You want positive airflow, not negative. There is really no where for hot air to get stuck, except around the NB area.
Thank you for the help. If positive air is what I want then I was doing it right all along.
    
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So I suppose the difference from switching from Nvidia 570 (actually a Palit 570 Sonic Platinum with aftermarket cooling- by that I mean non stock)

And then going to a pair of XFX 6970 reference.

It the temp disparity. These cards do run like 20.c higher than the Nvidia, but is that OK, and is that what they were designed for? - I assume yes to both questions.

I only run 90-95.c in benchmarks and such, because the cards were both hitting around 99% each on GPU usage in those programs, (with no microsturrering which is awesome.) But, as for general gaming, it's more like 80-91.c. at 40+% fan speed. 50% if it gets to like 94.c, then it goes back down.

I suppose those cards are designed to tolerate such heat, as the gtx 570 is not it can only go to like 95.c before failing, where as the 6970 is reported to hit 104.c without issues.

Thoughts on this?
Edited by Eerazer - 10/16/11 at 1:24pm
    
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Objections?



If the GPU cooling is still lacking then you can try zip tying/velcro a 120mm fan on one of the empty drive bays, preferably blowing right in the middle of the two cards.
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