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OK, so I have a fanless graphic card (FX5200) only with heatsink. I can't overclock it much because the temp would get pretty high. So I figure if I could mount a small fan below it, specifically in the PCI slot, I could blow most of the hot air away, thus making the heatsink more efficient. If someone could show me an easy way (but long lasting) to do this I'd be thankful.
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post #2 of 8
Zip ties!!
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get something like this.

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here are a bunch more
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Like the above post says, zip ties are your friend. I bought a pack of 100 black 4 inch zip ties at Home Depot for 1.79. They work great for holding power cables and modded fans in side the case.
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Nah, I don't want to get real ...hardcore into this since I'm getting a new video card with fan soon. So this is just temporary mounting...

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Zip ties!!
Where do you tie it to, there's no hook..
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888112

This is what I have, it works relatively well. If you want to save a few bucks, you can always tie a 80mm fan to your card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxima
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888112

This is what I have, it works relatively well. If you want to save a few bucks, you can always tie a 80mm fan to your card.
Thanks! I'll try tie it to the card.
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post #8 of 8
WHAT!? Newegg wants 17 bucks for that! No way dude... Thats a utter rip off considering it has two fans and only runs at 29.54cfm max! All you need to do is get two 80mm fans, a pci slot cover, and zip ties. Then mount each fan together with the zip ties in the fans screw holes. Afterwards take two extra zip ties and secure the fans onto the pci slot cover and viola! GHETTO FABOLOUS! Did I mention it works like a charm with fans which go over 30cfm . It's the easiest mod in the world, and cost a lot less.
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