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Hello OCN,

First of all, my apologies if this has already been asked.



So I am currently running a crossfire setup with my HD 6850s. The thing is that I did not placed the card next one to the other because of temperature issues. They have around 1 inch of spacing between them to allow better cooling. My problem is that, with this setup, im forced to place my sound card (Asus Xonar d1) between them.

So, basically, my top graphic card blow all it hot air right on the sound card, and i'm worrying that it might hurt it in the long term.



TL;DR : Will my sound card explode if one of my GPU is blowing hot air right on it?


P.S. The spacing between the GPU and the card is exactly 1 extension slot.



Regards
post #2 of 6
You can stick one of these in the extension slot to suck out the hot gpu air.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200018

Though I don't think that sound cards are too much affected by heat. It will definitely not explode tongue.gif
    
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+rep for you. This is a nice little thing.


EDIT : God damn, price goes up to 11$ + 10$ shipping on .ca frown.gif There is no way im paying 25$ for this. Nice suggestion nonetheless.



Any feedback regarding the safe temps for a sound card?
Edited by splinterize - 4/20/12 at 9:43pm
post #4 of 6
There are generic versions of these on eBay. For example, this one,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Easily-install-Heatsink-Exhaust-PCI-Slot-Fan-Cooler-Blower-PC-Desktop-K-/180781204345?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a17664379

It's much cheaper compared to Newegg and probably is the exact same product.
    
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Just ordered 3 of them, in case they break or something.

Thanks a lot.
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No problem, glad to help thumb.gif
    
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