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hi all, i'm back again. up for another project.

I have a few rubber material tube ish things in hand, got them off some broken office chair, what do u guys think if i seal that to where the fan is and lead it out side the case and intake air directly from outside the case?

would that do better then a close environment?
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You can help cool the backside of the card with an 80mm fan, motherboard riser screws, and some long bolts. All you have to do is screw them onto the back of the card using exising holes.....two of them line up perfectly. I played around with this before I got Crossfire, and it kept the memory much cooler on the back side.

People typically use drying exhaust hosing for doing a forced intake setup.....however it's worth a shot! I don't think you'll benefit much more from it though...
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You can help cool the backside of the card with an 80mm fan, motherboard riser screws, and some long bolts. All you have to do is screw them onto the back of the card using exising holes.....two of them line up perfectly. I played around with this before I got Crossfire, and it kept the memory much cooler on the back side.

People typically use drying exhaust hosing for doing a forced intake setup.....however it's worth a shot! I don't think you'll benefit much more from it though...
I have done what u talking about with 2x 80mm
but that only really helps the memories in the back
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hi all, i'm back again. up for another project.

I have a few rubber material tube ish things in hand, got them off some broken office chair, what do u guys think if i seal that to where the fan is and lead it out side the case and intake air directly from outside the case?

would that do better then a close environment?
What kind of temps are you getting on your 2900XT? I just ditched the crappy stock cooler for the Thermalright HR-03 R600 and I haven't look back! The thing is awesome!
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I hear the HR-03 on the 2900xt is a beast. It's like $~50 and works really well at dissipating the heat.

Another option I guess would be this from AC: http://arcticcooling.com/vga2.php?idx=153

It's just as expensive but is another choice since the S1 doesn't fit.
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I had a problem with the hr-03 not coolign the voltage regs well enough and lack of support from thermalright with the product. sure it kept the GPU much cooler but the voltage regs where running close to 30 degrees hotter.
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I had a problem with the hr-03 not coolign the voltage regs well enough and lack of support from thermalright with the product. sure it kept the GPU much cooler but the voltage regs where running close to 30 degrees hotter.
Really? How would I go about checking the temp on my VRMs?
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I hear the HR-03 on the 2900xt is a beast. It's like $~50 and works really well at dissipating the heat.

Another option I guess would be this from AC: http://arcticcooling.com/vga2.php?idx=153

It's just as expensive but is another choice since the S1 doesn't fit.

Wish that cooler exhausted the air out the back....
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Really? How would I go about checking the temp on my VRMs?
ati tool or riva tuner.
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What kind of temps are you getting on your 2900XT? I just ditched the crappy stock cooler for the Thermalright HR-03 R600 and I haven't look back! The thing is awesome!
I didn't end up putting anything on, ended up managed to clear the area up but i did made the modded air-forced cooler tho, probably use it for some other mod in the near future
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