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post #1 of 11
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Hi Guys!
Just wondering this: If I were to make a hole in the bottom of my case put a large fan straight under where my graphic card is placed would that improve the temperatures of my graphic card or would it make no difference at all ?
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post #2 of 11
The idea sounds like it could help because if it is blowing cool air on the card then there is not reason that it should not work...I guess the only real way to find out is to try it and then let us know...If it works thenmake a FAQ about it and then I am sure more people will try it...
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post #3 of 11
not too much; youmean an intake fan near the hole right
    
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post #4 of 11
it would probably make a marginal difference because the fan obviously has to suck up cold air...but where is it going to get the cold air from when its at the bottom of the pc case??
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post #5 of 11
If you put a duct straight to the cards air intake it would work better than just blowing air at it.
post #6 of 11
Under the case is actually pretty cool. Well, at least if you keep your computer on tile like I do.
post #7 of 11
In order for this to work, you're going to need a respectable amount of clearance under your case, and hopefully you're not sitting on carpet as that will only bring in more dust bunnies than you already have. I don't think it would be wise as most of the coolling is going to be blocked by the lowest PCI card in your motherboard, which would probably not be your graphics card. If you want PCI cooling, you can buy actual PCI fans that will go into a PCI slot or, I've seen some that kind of mount to the side of all the PCI cards and cool them via 120mm fan.
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post #8 of 11
I made a homemade cooling device for my gfx card....

need: 2x80mm fans and those plastic pull ties

just use the ties to attach the fans side by side and then attach one of the pci slot covers to the end of one of the fans with the ties. You will have to wiggle the pci cover into place on your case, but it really works pretty good, and you can have on fan pushing and one sucking.... beats spending $15 on a vga pci fan, except it doesn't exhaust the air out of the case.
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Good idea!
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by waqasr
it would probably make a marginal difference because the fan obviously has to suck up cold air...but where is it going to get the cold air from when its at the bottom of the pc case??
Some cases have an elevated botom (mine has queer little feet).
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