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ok, so I got the fan work I wanted to get done today!! This is in preparation for SLI.

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 (Windfire had provided a doc that has the fan mounted on the back wall on the grating on the other side of the drive bay), 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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when its done right your hardware will stay nice and cool. the onboard fans on the 580 is good for if you just have one graphics card. the problam when you do sli is that the hot air from one is blown stright to the other. if you have a case with fans that are properly oriented then you will be fine
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Thomas,

While I appreciate the effort that you made to post...your post.......adds absolutely no useful info to the discussion. Sorry mate....
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I have a haf x case with 200mm in side to and eveything runs cool my gtx 570 is 30c as I type and my room tem is 77 f , 7 degrees cooler then room and I just got done gaming so warmed it up a bit hope this helps. so i think your good to go , and sorry yes it ex the top and back so you have good flow
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