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well I was thinking about creating GPU cover plates which go on the back as such:


(picture taken from http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=179582)

I was wondering if this would effect any cooling of the GPUs?? or if this would effect anything on the GPU and what would be the best way to place that on the back of the GPU??
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post #2 of 10
I would think if its aluminum/copper it might help, but it would look awesome.
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it is just going to be a dark red transparent acrylic cover just for looks but i was saying as it will it make anything worse for the air cooling of the back of the card
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If you could use a cool metal (copper/aluminium) and somehow set it up to add additional cooling to the card, that would be sweet! Doing it without shorting anything though would be an interesting problem to solve.
    
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well that seems interesting but I just had some extra acrylic laying around and I was just trying to make it look my 8800GTs w/ full cover blocks even better ... I dont really care too much about improving any sort of cooling I just wanna make sure I just dont make anything worse
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Meh, the block should be able to handle any airflow restriction, which would be minimal. Too bad your acrylic is red and your using nvidia cards. Red with ATI cards would be pretty.
    
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yea lol true but going green would go off the color scheme i got going
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And it would defeat the whole "gotz extra materialz" part of the deal.
    
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Sorry for the double post, but make sure you get pictures up in the worklogs thread! I want to see how this comes out. I have some black opaque acrylic that could be turned towards a venture similar to this.
    
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will do gonna start working on it in a bit... just beginning to start measuring the card up
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