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Hi,

I have a problem with the space between the cpu cooler and my gfx card.

I now have an asus maximus iv gene-z with a thermalright silver arrow cooler.

But the heatsink and fans are blocking the x16 2.0 lane just a little bit. (couple of mm)

Im using a GTX 275 now and running in x8 2.0 but I play FSX and my card will be replaced tomorrow by a GTX 570.

And I like to use the x16 2.0 lane cause of the big loss in FSX which is bigger then in other games when using a x8 lane.

When I fit in the GTX 275 the backpart of the gtx is touching the fans sides so the card is also not fitting perfect straight, it's bent a little bit but that is not a big problem i think?

Now the question is, is this a problem? can the heat of the card cause the fan to melt? Or is there a way to cover it ?

Sorry for my poor english.
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I wouldn't worry about the fan melting, but it sounds like your CPU cooler may be going the wrong orientation. It won't be good for temps either if the cooler is sucking up the warm air from your graphics card.

Maybe you can rotate the CPU cooler 90 degrees? This should fix the problem because that CPU cooler shouldn't be giving you issues like this.
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but my gtx 275 can already achieve 80, 90, 100 degrees, and ive read that the 500 serie is produces a lot of heat.

the orientation is fine and it cant be rotated 90 degrees cause that side is longer.

note: my motherboard is a mATX. that is why it is in the way of the x16 lane.

otherwise a piece of electrical tape on the pieces on the circuit board of the gfx is an idea?
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Oh I see so you have it orientated correctly as in this review then: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1171-page3.html

I still woudn't worry about it melting the plastic, it may be hot to the touch, but it won't get close to melting anything. The worst thing is that it would be bending your graphics card and wouldn't be that great in the long run.

If you have the time and money it might be worth selling the cooler and buying all in one liquid cooling like an H80.
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