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Help: Cooling my tiny case with huge 9800 GX2

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So, I've got my tiny Sonata III, and the card fits fine with the hard drive cage, but this things bakes up the inside of my case

Anyone have any ideas to kick the air out? I've got my Tuniq facing the rear case fan, as I assumed it was the best position

Also, I was thinking about those small fans that take up an expansion slot. Would 2 of these, one above and one below the card, help? http://www.directron.com/spfc70bl.html

I was also thinking about dremeling up the drive cage. I only really need 1-2 slots max, I'm never upgrading this build again. If need be, I can get 3.5" to 5.25" adapters, and remove the whole cage

Anyway, like I said, just looking for ideas. Thanks in advance
post #2 of 4
all of those would help. Cutting an extra fan hole would help, and those pci slot fans help a lot with sucking that hot air out. I don't know about removing the drive cage, but if you think it'll help go ahead. Also, you could mount a fan on the side panel blowing cool air on the card.
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Originally, the drive cage was able to hold an 80mm (I believe) fan. Now it wont fit with the card. I figure if I remove it, I can get something to blast from a different angle. Keep air moving and whatnot
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Do you have a side window? If not, add 3-4 120mm fans to your side panel! Or cut a big hole for a window, but instead sue modders mesh so you have a mesh side, then throw some fans on it.
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