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Okay, so I have a GTX 590 that is garnering a bit of heat in this case. I've already added an 'Antec Super Cyclone Dual Slot Exhaust' next to it, on the far end of my slots, to help suck up and out the air the 590 dumps out the front and that has helped a little in not letting the air just cycle back around the case.

Now, my question is, am I able to add some sort of exhaust above the card itself (Like a fan shroud, I guess) to help suck out the hot air it dumps out the back of the slots / card?

I know the answer is yes, I could. But will this help at all? The case already has one exhaust on the end of it as I'm sure you all know - And I've got my H80 rad connected to that exhaust -- Everything down that end of the case is nice and chilly. So no problems there.

So .. thoughts? Help? Wonderments? Help a noob out!

Here is a picture of the case so you get an idea of what the airflow is currently doing -- http://kariz-matik.com/blog/wp-conte.../2011/11/3.jpg

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if u need to, add a exhaust to the side panel, if that doesnt do anything just make it into an intake.
   
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The side panel is a plastic window, though. I don't want to ugly it up if I don't have to.

I'll put that under the "worst case scenarios" maybe? Ha. Thanks, man.
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i had no luck trying to cool 590s in a rv02. would idle at 44c in a 16c room.
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Only way I see any kind of cooling improvement is to use watercooling, but that is not cheap, nor is it easy to do.
    
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i had no luck trying to cool 590s in a rv02. would idle at 44c in a 16c room.
That is good to know. So I may as-well just live with the higher temps? The max mine is hitting currently is around 87C on the second GPU (The one with **** exhaust, obviously). And that is in roughly 26-30C ambient temps.

Well, I'll persevere I guess. Thanks people!
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