Originally Posted by Killhouse
Shroud's dont have to be 100% solid. What you could do is install the second fan beyond the heatsink using extra long screws and some locking bolts.
Then use tape to fill in the gap, which would flex around the heatsink.
The foreseeable problem with this is that the VRs will overheat because there is a block of tape on top of them. So what I would do is cut the tape to match the size of the heatsink, so that it poked through into the shroud. This would require some careful tape-cutting but I think it would work.
If you feel confident enough to make this shroud out of something solid such as aluminium or acrylic - then even better
So on the outside, the case side curls in and makes it difficult to put a shroud there (heck it was extremely difficult to put the fan there where it is)
and on the inside, the heatsink on the motherboard is preventing my ability to put a shroud there.
(Heres a pic to explain what i was saying
Ambient temps are 17-19C and they are intake at the moment.
Heres a pic of the inside of the case:
I know your all jealous of my awesome cable management(best i can do till i take a dremel to the case) Edited by dude120 - 2/18/10 at 5:09pm