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Which PCI Slot fan should I get?

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I'm about to buy a Sapphire x1950XT 256mb and I am getting an Accelero X2 to cool it. (TT tidewater seems too big for my case =( boooo!). Anyways, I hear that the accelero x2 has some problems with blowing hot air onto the mobo so I figured I'd get a PCI slot fan to help the stagnant air reach the intake fan on my PSU or the back 120mm fan (whichever fan the air hits first =)).

These are the PCI slot fans that I've picked out and I'd like help picking the best one (or if you have a better suggestion I'm all ears):

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811999704
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835114024
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835888309

Also if anyone knows any better GPU coolers for the X1950xt let me know =).

Thanks,
R3TR3C
    
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Im going to say the second one. There is a tutorial link on someone's sig on how to make your own with the little black 80 cm fans. To sum it up, you bind up with zip ties as many fans as you want and put it on one of the slot backing.
    
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Thanks that's what I had my eye on. It looks pretty too =). I'm gonna see what other people think before I pounce on it though.
    
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i always thought PCI fans were useless. i've never owned one though.
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i always thought PCI fans were useless. i've never owned one though.
They are actually ok. I have one that sucks hot air rising from my gpu, they are meant to have the fan on top but i just flipped the clippy thing over
    
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http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835114024

Ok I'm going with this fan but I have one question/problem.

The Accelero X2 covers both PCI slots (I think but I can't confirm)

I have noticed that the PCI things that extend outward on the PCI slot fan are just made of plastic and dont have any pins or links or anything on them...Since this is the case is it possible to slide this fan into one of the larger PCI slots at the very bottom of my case?

My pci setup is as follows:

Primary PCI-E x16 Slot (this is where my card is)
Tiny PCI slot
Tiny PCI Slot
2nd PCI-E x16 Slot
Larger PCI Slot
Larger PCI Slot

Could I just place the PCI fan into one of the larger PCI slots and still be fine?

Also this is another question related to the Accelero X2 I'm getting but it's a bit off topic...I just thought I'd ask about it while I was thinking about it. The AccX2 comes with this MX-1 thermal paste already in a square and stuff and it's much easier than installing my own thermal paste. Do you guys think I'll be ok if I use that stuff that comes with it instead of the Arctic Silver 5 that I own? I'm not good at making perfect squares with thermal paste.
    
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post #7 of 12
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Ok I found the answer to my first question on the AzenX website and it WILL fit so I'm happy. The 2nd question still stands though.
    
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make your own

then remove the back PC card brackets add a 80mm in exhausting the air and your good.
of the ones you showed us, my pick is #1 as its the only of the brands that i am familiar with.
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I go to LANs like every weekend...I don't want to worry about having to make sure my chopsticks don't fall over.
    
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I go to LANs like every weekend...I don't want to worry about having to make sure my chopsticks don't fall over.
lol
    
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