Originally Posted by windfire;15433368
Your 2 cards will be in slots H and F (see diagram 1 below). With no empty slot space in between them, the top card will be hotter than its present state. Expect the temp of the top card to be 10-15C higher than the future bottom card.
It seems to me that the only cooling solution for the cards is the side panel 200mm fan of the Level 10 GT. This fan has low static pressure and its air (even though the volume is high) will not be able to penetrate much into the narrow gap between the 2 cards. Therefore, I suggest placing a 120mm fan right behind the harddisk compartment, directly in the front of the 2 cards. See the blue square in diagram 2 below. The fan will probably be fixed in position by zip ties.
This fan will be responsible to force more air into the gap. Although much of the airflow coming from the case front 200mm fan will be blocked much by all the harddisk trays, having one is still better than having one.
An interesting idea! I think I will do that
And will let you all know how it goes
as a matter of fact, I think I have a new 120mm fan sitting in the closet, just waiting for something like this to happen Edited by Darkwand777 - 10/24/11 at 8:45am