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the psu is exhaust..

try to turn around the other fan, making it suck air in.

right where the gpu is there should be a mesh hole in the side..

id try to put a fan there a s well.. sucking in would be best.

I have never installed a fan before. Any 120mm will do the job? Dont I need holes in my case in order to screw the extra fan? If not, then do you know any that is extra thin? Im not sure if an extra fan will fit. Its already cramped inside. I definitely will try to switch the bottom one though.

Should I do this first, report here my temps and see if I can then downvolt the gpu?

EDIT: Im not sure if its because the temp in my room its much cooler tonight, but playing the same game that has been giving me problems, the temps have been drastically reduced as well ( 77~79c ) on same highest settings. Im talking about FFXIV. Either that or its because I did a clean install of the latest stable catalyst a couple hours ago. Before I just installed the newest one on top of the other, but today I removed all of it with display driver uninstaller, and then installed catalyst.
I will keep you guys posted about my good ol 7870 xt adventures in the land of the scorching tornadoes ( that is my case ).
Edited by k4ever - 9/28/15 at 10:17pm
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the psu is exhaust..

try to turn around the other fan, making it suck air in.

right where the gpu is there should be a mesh hole in the side..

id try to put a fan there a s well.. sucking in would be best.

The PSU exhausts outside the case unless he flipped the fan around (maybe he did?). The PSU fan and first GPU fan are fighting for the same air if the PSU fan is in default config. They're pulling against each other. Not the end of the world but it's definitely the most optimal setup.

I see now how most cases would not work for this board, it would definitely have to support inversion.

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I have never installed a fan before. Any 120mm will do the job? Dont I need holes in my case in order to screw the extra fan? If not, then do you know any that is extra thin? Im not sure if an extra fan will fit. Its already cramped inside. I definitely will try to switch the bottom one though.

Should I do this first, report here my temps and see if I can then downvolt the gpu?

EDIT: Im not sure if its because the temp in my room its much cooler tonight, but playing the same game that has been giving me problems, the temps have been drastically reduced as well ( 77~79c ) on same highest settings. Im talking about FFXIV. Either that or its because I did a clean install of the latest stable catalyst a couple hours ago. Before I just installed the newest one on top of the other, but today I removed all of it with display driver uninstaller, and then installed catalyst.
I will keep you guys posted about my good ol 7870 xt adventures in the land of the scorching tornadoes ( that is my case ).

Make sure that fan is 120mm, I'm not convinced it is. It might be 92mm or slightly larger. You can measure the hole to hole spacing, it should be 120mm/12cm.

You can use any fan as long as the hole spacing is correct for the fan.
Edited by M3TAl - 9/29/15 at 4:46pm
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The PSU exhausts outside the case unless he flipped the fan around (maybe he did?). The PSU fan and first GPU fan are fighting for the same air if the PSU fan is in default config. They're pulling against each other. Not the end of the world but it's definitely the most optimal setup.

I see now how most cases would not work for this board, it would definitely have to support inversion.
Make sure that fan is 120mm, I'm not convinced it is. It might be 92mm or slightly larger. You can measure the hole to hole spacing, it should be 120mm/12cm.

You can use any fan as long as the hole spacing is correct for the fan.

His case doesn't have a side fan but there is an opening. If it was me I'd just tie a fan in there sucking air in. It would be right over the gpu.
 
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His case doesn't have a side fan but there is an opening. If it was me I'd just tie a fan in there sucking air in. It would be right over the gpu.

Side intake right at the GPU would be helpful indeed.
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The mesh hole of the case is rectangular (6x9cm). I doubt there is a rectangle sized fan setup that will be an exact fit. What size of fans do you guys recommend me if it isnt a 120mm one?

EDIT: Couldnt I just buy 2 50mm fans and put them right next to each other so they will cover most of the mesh area (5x10cm)? lol biggrin.gif
Edited by k4ever - 9/29/15 at 5:59pm
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The mesh hole of the case is rectangular (6x9cm). I doubt there is a rectangle sized fan setup that will be an exact fit. What size of fans do you guys recommend me if it isnt a 120mm one?

Not sure you can get an exact fit for that. Hmm
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The mesh hole of the case is rectangular (6x9cm). I doubt there is a rectangle sized fan setup that will be an exact fit. What size of fans do you guys recommend me if it isnt a 120mm one?

Just throw one on that fills the opening. Unless you feel comfortable enough to make the opening bigger.
 
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Just throw one on that fills the opening. Unless you feel comfortable enough to make the opening bigger.

Wouldnt a 90mm be a perfect fit, at least for the lenght?

EDIT: Excuse my ignorance, but I guess you guys mean DIAMETER when talking about mm size of a fan. Then 120mm will be the way to go. Still I dont know about a think version that doesnt have the usual 25mm thickness.
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Have you tried undervolting yet?
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Have you tried undervolting yet?

Not yet. I know the idea but a tutorial would be greatly appreciated. Do you know of any? eh-smiley.gif
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