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Hi everyone,

Currently running SLi ZOTAC 770s in my new Haswell system. I have 1 pci-e slot between the cards but the top card runs significantly hotter than the bottom. 5-10c at times and hits throttle when playing crysis 3 (94C+).

Anything I can mod or do to address this temp difference? I remember seeing someone mod a pci slot guard to hold a fan on top of the cards (blow air onto the car) to provide more airflow.

Any ideas would be great. TIA

Note: This is not a blower style card...Link
 
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If you have the space, you could do "The Mod"
http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/
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Some guy here modified a pci backplate to hold a fan. Damn, can't find it...
 
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put waterblocks on them..
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Quote:
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put waterblocks on them..

Doh, looking for some cheaper alternatives....
 
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The only other cheaper alternatives is to stick a fan near the cards drawing air in to it...
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You could try something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835114024



If you put it between the card you might exhaust/blow enough air to keep the upper card cooler.
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