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What do you think? I'm more concerned about the SLi Graphics card setup. Will that position of fans lower its temp? My GTX's are on stock cooling.

Thanks, enjoy your weekends.
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post #2 of 10
I'd make the 2 topfans intake and the 2 side fans near GTXs exhausts.

Since intake will be pushing air down, you wont have to worry about heat rising into your heatsink, which would happen if you kept that setup.

Mine for inspiration/to show I know what Im talking about



(old pic, much quieter now and with better temps....just take out the middle fans and stick 2 top intakes in there mentally.

lowered my temps by about 5C off idle and Load
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post #3 of 10
could you fit one of those side fans in the basein between the psu and hdd rack if you drill a hole thru it?

i only ask as when i put a fan there on mine it knocked about 5c of my gpu temps as it blows cool air into the stock fan.

other than that it looks good, not sure about swapping the roof/side fans about but it is also worth a try just to see. only thing is the whole heat rising thing so ....???only 1 way to test it tho
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post #4 of 10
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Will give it a go. I'm worried about my GTX setup, they run pretty hot :S
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post #5 of 10
i actually like that setup, should have good air flow.
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post #6 of 10
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Here's what it looks like finally.


Showing off the classy TJ09


Worst cabling ever!


I cable tied 2 120mm fans beside the beasty GTX's!! looks awesome.


The 'ass'


How it looks like with sidepanel.

What do you guys think? I have around 8x high performance fans isntalled :S with rated 80+ cfms.

I followed the diagram I did on first post.

Please rate and suggest ideas if you have any
THANKS!
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post #7 of 10
looks pretty good. i think i would do what you did since most of the cold air is going in and all the hot ones are being expelled. good work!
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post #8 of 10
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Hehe thanks!

One thing I want to know now is.. is it better to cool the PCB off teh graphics card or stream cool air in the graphics card fan blower? cause I can lift it up a bit to cool the back of the graphics card. Will that matter?
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Hehe thanks!

One thing I want to know now is.. is it better to cool the PCB off teh graphics card or stream cool air in the graphics card fan blower? cause I can lift it up a bit to cool the back of the graphics card. Will that matter?
The biggest difference you can make, which I thought you had already done, was have a hole that the 2 PCI fans can blow out of. Right now they aren't doing much.

And the best is cooling the bottom of the cards, and in your setup the top card's top (wow) looks fine. Also you don't want to disrupt airflow to the CPU cooler by moving them up.
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post #10 of 10
I'd keep the top and rear fans exhaust. Can you try checking video card temps under load when the fans above them are on and then off to see what difference they make. I would be a little surpised if they make a big difference. I think they need direct airflow access to the outside (via the side of the case). If they should be intake or exhaust is another good question...
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