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post #1 of 10
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For those of you with crossfire/sli and the rocketfish/lian li case, how are you orienting your side fan?

Are you keeping it as exhaust or making it an intake? I'm thinking of running two 3870's and they are dual slot units that already blow air outside of the case. Also, I've added a 120mm intake fan in the lower 3 5 1/4 drive bays to assist the other 120mm intake fan.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 10
I'm not running 2 cards but I tried having the fan intake but my temps went up. It really works better as an exhaust. I think as an intake it is picking up some of the hot air rising from the psu. I would keep as an exhaust but that's just my opinion!
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yea the fan suck out the warm air the psu produces,if you flipped it,it would blow the hot air onto the GPU''s and mobo.

i think.
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That's basically what I was thinking.

That's for the reassurance!
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post #5 of 10
The PSU should be isolated from the rest of the pc. this is what I plan to do with some sheet metal. To place the PSU at the bottom of the PC? Why? And then have an intake fan right above it?...doesn't make much sense to me.
post #6 of 10
the intake fan isnt above it,there is an exhust fan above,which makes more sense..but blocking it off with a sheet of metal would be a good idea.

Sum0n3,did a great job...looks really clean.



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post #7 of 10
that's why I can't wait until the day when external power supplies are invented. That's what I'm going to do anyways. Why have a psu INSIDE the case where it can recirculate the hot air?
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that's why I can't wait until the day when external power supplies are invented. That's what I'm going to do anyways. Why have a psu INSIDE the case where it can recirculate the hot air?
who the hell would want another box sitting around. I'm a complete minimalist.

Clean and simple is my mantra, and an external power suppy just sounds idiotic.
    
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post #9 of 10
There's no reason why it can't be mounted on top of the case with the wires passing through an opening on the underside of it, completely hidden from view.

they can say the same thing about external hard drives, external dvd drives, usb hubs, what's the difference???

Apparently they have one. how idiotic...http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...external_psu/3
post #10 of 10
I solved the side fan issue this way, modded the fan and the side of the case. Turned the fan around so it blows in.....This reduced my MB temps. And got the airflow in this case more balanced. As there's too much outflow stock....Also added a 140mm intake in the bottom 3 drive bays..Drilled the bay doors
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