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Where to put this PCI Slot cooler?

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I was digging under my bed and found a Evercool FOX-1 2200RPM cooler. My GPU takes up 3 slots, has an accelero...ok no cooling needed there, but then I thought... it could go above the GPU (since I have nothing in the slot above gpu) upside down to pull hot air from top of card /or/ facing upwards to pull away from CPU area. using CLC so not sure whats best with this spare sucker.
Edited by Feyris - 3/14/13 at 3:10pm
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post #2 of 4
Leave it under the bed.
Srsly if you have it in like the top slot sucking air out that might cause a prob w/VRM temps.
(disrupting frt to rr airflow?)monitor & see.
It MIGHT eliminate a dead spot for that same area though...
Can you make it run backwards & attach it to rr of pci slot/card exhaust slot to help pull out/down?
I think I have about 13 to the third power fans under my bed.
Is it at least quiet?
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I can have it facing down or up but thats it
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If you have rear or top 120mm exhaust fans on your case, put the slot-cooler above the gpu to pull hot air from the gpu pcb.
The hot air will then pass through the back or top of the case.

Make sure your case exhaust fans have high rpm, at least 1200rpm.
If the case exhaust is too slow, the hot air will be trapped on the cpu heatsink
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