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I just happen to be working on something very similar for my noisy GTX260, here's what I have so far:

Holy crap! ever get around to making it?
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Holy crap! ever get around to making it?
I second this. I'd like to see what such a beast could do
    
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I second this. I'd like to see what such a beast could do
Actually guys, you are in for a show. I am building two shrouded coolers over the next few weeks that will be put to task in my new dedicated folding machine.

I will have to make the coolers a little thinner than the initial design as there are two GTX260's in close proximity to each other:



I have revised the Sketchup model a bit too for this change of plans (initially planned for just one GTX260 and a lot of empty board space), I will post that once i am happy with it
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Actually guys, you are in for a show. I am building two shrouded coolers over the next few weeks that will be put to task in my new dedicated folding machine.

I will have to make the coolers a little thinner than the initial design as there are two GTX260's in close proximity to each other:



I have revised the Sketchup model a bit too for this change of plans (initially planned for just one GTX260 and a lot of empty board space), I will post that once i am happy with it
I saw your thread about that build. Nice
    
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so which way should the fans be blowing in? Which directions have yielded the best results for you guys? Both blowing in? Blowing out? Or one blowing in and the other out?
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so which way should the fans be blowing in? Which directions have yielded the best results for you guys? Both blowing in? Blowing out? Or one blowing in and the other out?
I believe blowing towards the card was the consensus.


But you could try it both ways and see for yourself. It will likely depend on airflow within your case as to which one produces the best results.
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If anyone is still curious, I have started building the custom cooler for my 65nm GTX260. Pics to follow shortly
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If anyone is still curious, I have started building the custom cooler for my 65nm GTX260. Pics to follow shortly
Sweet cannot wait to see.
    
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if ur running sli would there be clearance issues fitting a fan in and would the middle fan just be sucking up the other cards hot air???
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if ur running sli would there be clearance issues fitting a fan in and would the middle fan just be sucking up the other cards hot air???
That's why I made some adjustments to the cooler design, the outside card will look something like the Sketchup model, and I have something different planned for the inside card that addresses this issue head on.
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