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Very interesting, and so obvious. Actually, this make me think that my last computer tower has one fan at top, taking hot air out. And the case seem to handle heat better.

In a bold move Asus has reviewed the way video card are made and installed in modern PC's. The results of their research have culminated in a stunning redesign.
All the typical graphics cards usually have their graphics processing unit (GPU) installed on the front-side, which means that when installed into a conventional tower computer case, the GPU does not dissipate heat in the most efficient way. Hot air typically tends to go up, which means that part of the heat conducted by the heat-sink usually returns to the GPU, which reduces overall cooling efficiency. ASUS installed graphics chip and memory on the backside of the print-circuit board to ensure that the heat goes away from the card.


This comes straight from the, "why didn't I think of that" department as video cards have been designed with the GPU facing the front since the begining of the PCBs.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...102220053.html
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LOL. Tightness.

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Very interesting, and so obvious. Actually, this make me think that my last computer tower has one fan at top, taking hot air out. And the case seem to handle heat better.

In a bold move Asus has reviewed the way video card are made and installed in modern PC's. The results of their research have culminated in a stunning redesign.
All the typical graphics cards usually have their graphics processing unit (GPU) installed on the front-side, which means that when installed into a conventional tower computer case, the GPU does not dissipate heat in the most efficient way. Hot air typically tends to go up, which means that part of the heat conducted by the heat-sink usually returns to the GPU, which reduces overall cooling efficiency. ASUS installed graphics chip and memory on the backside of the print-circuit board to ensure that the heat goes away from the card.


This comes straight from the, "why didn't I think of that" department as video cards have been designed with the GPU facing the front since the begining of the PCBs.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...102220053.html

or you can get a case that mounts the motherboard upside down like mine
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I never did quite get why the put them on the bottom to begin with... but isn't part of the BTX standard to invert cards so the heatsink is on the top?
    
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or you can get a case that mounts the motherboard upside down like mine
Ya, only problem with that is that motherboards with heatpipes dont work in them.
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lol so now if we get BTX it's back on the wrong side!!!
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