Originally Posted by jvill
Do you have side fans installed?
If you have a 120mm side fan from the left, pushing in air to that part, and a right 80mm exhaust fan pulling it out at the other side, I think the heat wouldn't stay at the bottom right corner of the case.
Or am I missing something from your explanation?
I got all the fans installed. I tried various configurations of them. The problem is that the card is too long and it throws heat at all directions. Heat from the back of the card is thrown directly on the case's front and with the USB/ front audio panel's cables and the PSU cables there it is hard for the 80mm to pick up and exhaust the heat effectively (as the card goes all the way above the 80mm). The best results from my "testing" were using both the rear 120mm and 80mm as exhausts, but still the system gets hotter than using a reference card.
The card runs around 72c under gaming/ mining, but the rest of the system goes up to 50c even while idle. The case goes above 50c.
Smaller aftermarket coolers such as MSI's TwinFrozr (currently using this) and Gigabyte's Windforce (tried it), appears to work fine in this case on a single card configuration.
I hope I make some sense.