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It's probably been thought up already, but what if we removed perpendicular cooling from video cards and replaced it with parallel cooling? Fans would be butt up against the card intake where the DVI/HDMI ports are. They would have the fans pointing at the other end of the card. The fans would suck in cool air from outside the case and blowing it over the card, without any airflow redirection. Right now what we typically have is a fan sucking already warmer case air into the card intake and blowing it over the entire card, and is exhausted to the rear.

Is this a good idea? I imagine we'd have maybe two or three one to two inch fans at the end of the card where the case slot goes, next to the DVI/HDMI ports. We could then put the DVI/HDMI ports to the left, right or center of the card giving optimal airflow. If we center the DVI/HDMI ports, that would possibly create a vacuum causing air to get pushed around instead of straight over the GPU.

Anyway, just kind of thinking out loud.
     
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lets dump 90c air into our system, yay
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lets dump 90c air into our system, yay
Not everyone can afford gtx 4/5 80's. =P
    
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It's probably been thought up already, but what if we removed perpendicular cooling from video cards and replaced it with parallel cooling? Fans would be butt up against the card intake where the DVI/HDMI ports are. They would have the fans pointing at the other end of the card. The fans would suck in cool air from outside the case and blowing it over the card, without any airflow redirection. Right now what we typically have is a fan sucking already warmer case air into the card intake and blowing it over the entire card, and is exhausted to the rear.

Is this a good idea? I imagine we'd have maybe two or three one to two inch fans at the end of the card where the case slot goes, next to the DVI/HDMI ports. We could then put the DVI/HDMI ports to the left, right or center of the card giving optimal airflow. If we center the DVI/HDMI ports, that would possibly create a vacuum causing air to get pushed around instead of straight over the GPU.

Anyway, just kind of thinking out loud.
First problem: Small fans are noisy. They produce an annoying high-pitched sound.

Cooling is overrated, really, since graphics cards don't fail until they hit above 100°C.
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