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I have a Fractal Design XL case, and all the parts you see below. My cpu and gpu are overclocked and working fine. My temps are good, but my gpu gets up to mid 60 degrees C when playing games. This isn't bad, but I'd like it to be cooler, and I'm considering crossfire at some point, which would create even more heat in a tight space I'm sure. (What with the top card blowing hot air down at the bottom one. I don't get why they don't just blow out of the back of the case.)

All I have installed are the stock fans right now. (1 intake, 2 exhaust.) The Design XL fits a 140 or 120 mm fan side exhaust fan, and I'm pretty sure it would fit as the hole for the fan is below my heat-sink. So, my question is this: 1) will I see any real benefit in installing the side fan? 2) If so, which one should I get, I value quietness as my wife will ***** at me if it's loud?
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It would help pull heat away from the cards, side exhausts are recommended for multi GPU setups. Try and get a 140mm high CFM fan. I've always had improvements in temps when using side panel exhausts, since i'm a sucker for multi GPU's.
 
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A side intake would be better used as an intake, in my mind at least. This is how I have it on mine, and had slightly better temps as an intake than exhaust.
     
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