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has anyone used a 120mm fan with acrylic to funnel air through a MSI GTX 560TI type heatsink?

i wanted to pick up a MSI or Gigabyte gtx 560ti to find out if its better.

heres a very very crude paint drawing i did in 10 seconds...

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since i dont have those newer cards to test out. im going to use my current gtx 260 to see if i get really low temps doing this.

for the msi it looks like i need to cut off the back vent...those holes arent big enough.
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big surprised didnt goes as well as i liked with masking tape. it was for proof concept.

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the air coming out from the exhaust isnt very strong. weaker then the original im guessing its because the fan isnt aligned with the card very well.

im going to see if the acrylic version will be better.
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ok my concept failed hard. too much restriction the stock blower had 10 times the air flow...

i even had it on push pull which helps a little.

if i had something like this it would probably be a little better.
the smooth curve would help.
but that thing is pretty expensive.
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