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So I was wondering if anyone has done this?

I have an Adaptec 51645 raid card. It gets hot. 60-80c its suppose to be around 55. needs like 200Cfm for cooling..

Can I just use a normal VGA block and mount it?
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post #2 of 34
if it fits.
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post #3 of 34
Do you have a pic or a link to one, also I would think that ether a VGA block or even a
chip set block could be used
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post #4 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slickwilly View Post
Do you have a pic or a link to one, also I would think that ether a VGA block or even a
chip set block could be used


http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/product...nce/SAS-51645/

Its the yellow that needs cooling the most.. though you could do both..
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post #5 of 34
It uses the Clip On heatsinks.... good luck finding a WB that will mount...
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post #6 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
It uses the Clip On heatsinks.... good luck finding a WB that will mount...
Couldnt a clip be made for the water block.. I mean sure might be a bit of effort.. but couldnt it..

I just hate seeing the temps at 70+ and its not summer here yet either..
I'd like to keep the controller cool and healthy as it costed over 1k
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post #7 of 34
i think your better off aiming a fan at that card.
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post #8 of 34
If you have PSU in the bottom then you can put raid card in last slot, so fan from PSU will help to get air flowing around it. My LSI card runs like 50-60C in this setup.
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post #9 of 34
Get a PCI VGA air cooler?
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post #10 of 34
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I have a fan on it. It pushes a lot of air on hi. Still in the 70's with this.



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