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ok, I see what you mean. it wouldn't need to be exact because I could just cinch them up.
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ok, so I got the fan work I wanted to get done today!!

Look! (Oh, and don't worry about the pic, I got all those wires out of the way LOL)

The fan I chose was a: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835214001

Check out the specs on it, it's definitely one of the best 120s I have seen, so I decided to throw one in there instead of buying my 8 millionth Antec...I finally ended up popping in the rubber grommet on one side, zip tying the back upper hole, and then just hot gluing the bottom edge to the grilling on the back of the HD bays. It is in there really solid, and is running at least as quiet as my 200mms. And as far as I can tell, I have not compromised any of the bays either.

Here's the thing that has me wondering tho: is the air going to get up to the video cards. I mounted it as high as I could, and in fact, it's in the exact spot Windfire showed in his diagram, but....

Sorry I am not better with diagrams like some of you are, but I can see the air coming in and bouncing off my sound card and possibly even my PSU at the bottom of the case, but the question is, what happens to it then?? Does any of it get diverted UP? or does it bounce off the components straight back, causing that whole part of the air to be useless? And what about the 200mm I have in the side of my case? if I turn the air to intersect the stream coming from the new fan will it help it or hinder it?

My builder here who is very knowledgeable about hardware is telling me the main importance of the fan is it sucking cool air into the case, suggesting, if it has done that much, you're good-to-go. True? Opinions?

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ok...Windfire, this is a direct response to a suggestion you made, so I hope maybe you are still listening...others, check out his listing of the slots on the DX58SO2...

Let's say that I instead, decided to put the cards in slots H and D!! D is actually a x8/x16 slot, and is rated to handle the bandwidth. Also, I need to check the distance between the cards, and whether that distance corresponds to any standard bridge size. But that would give the cards significant seperation, and allow the cooling solution to be much more effective...

The only problem is, that means I need to put my Revodrive in the slot between the cards, which is ok, but there is one issue...the card rides a little high in the slot, and the solid bridge would not connect properly; I'd have to get a flexible bridge (one of the ones that kind of looks like a ribbon). Does anyone have experience with the flexible bridges? Are they as good? Do they have the needed bandwidth?
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