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I had this idea earlier, it's a great potential product (although I suspect many people have a DIY mod in place anyway) - a mod of the spare expansion slots of the case to fit a fan in (not sure how wide the slot is, so not sure how big a fan you can get in there). Basically, I'm thinking about a mounting bracket that screws in like an expansion card, but is just a faceplate with a hole for a fan to sit. It would be easier if the bars between slots were cut away, as the fan can be mounted inside the case then (unless I've got the placements wrong in my head), but that is less of a saleable product then.
It just seems to me like the perfect place for a exhaust fan, as it would be right next to the graphics card, and almost all cases have a ton of spare expansion slots - does anyone have more than 3/4 cards anymore? My case has about 8/9 expansion slots, and it's only a baby case!
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uhh, if i read your post correctly, your saying "a Product that turns a spare PCI Slot into an Exhaust Fan" ?

because those exist already.

Edit: http://www.xoxide.com/slotcooler2.html
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Ser - check my edit.
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post #5 of 10
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Hmm, don't know what happened to my reply.

Those products were kinda what I had in mind - my vision had the fan flat against the slots, rather than at 90 degrees to them. Anyone know how effective these fans are at exhausting air? It seems like the just move air around the case, rather than getting rid of it
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post #6 of 10
They suck from the case, then out through the PCI slot. Not really that bad of a thing, but you wont really notice much, perhaps 3-6deg cooler? If that.
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post #7 of 10
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Hmm, that's a bit disappointing, seeing that that GPU puts out shed loads of heat. Even more if I had a decent heatsink on it *lol*
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post #8 of 10
I have 7 free slots, but with the two GT's in SLI along with a sound card, there is only 2 free slostin between them. People have actually already put fans there. It's just that everyone has a different layout and needs different fan sizes/numbers. I need 2x40mm fans, so I bought two of them to stick in between the cards.
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I've thought of doing this, but never really bothered trying. I'm guessing a 92mm fan would fit best
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
I need 2x40mm fans, so I bought two of them to stick in between the cards.
But they will just move the hot air about, they won't exhaust it from the case
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