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Submerge the entire system in a tub full of mineral oil and have that tub be in an even bigger tub full of ice.
Problem solved.
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post #12 of 14
Choices I can think of in order of preference.

watercooling

Another case that allows for better GPU cooling such as HAF X (has a shroud that can direct airflow over both cards

mobo that has a bigger separation between the cards that allows for more airflow.
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can't flip the bridge out since it'll get chopped up by the side door panel fan.
it's sitting against hawk heatsink right now not touching the fan at all. so bridge is at it's optimal place.



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8C hotter for the top card is quite acceptable, especially you have an empty slot space in between the 2 cards.

As the Hawks dump hot air inside the case, the only way is to improve air flow in your case, particularly around the cards. If you really are not happy with the 8C delta, you might consider trying:

1. Antec Spot Cool - point it at a strategic direction, either sucking hot air away or blowing more fresh air. Its location and direction can be a little tricky but you can easily find out by a trial-and-error approach.
Link:http://store.antec.com/Product/cooli...5-75018-9.aspx

2. Nexus WaveAir - an external single slot PCI cooler. Install it to the empty slot in between the 2 cards and it will extract hot air.
Link: http://www.nexustek.nl/NXS-nexus-waveair.htm


And an offtopic, it might be better to flip the SLI ribbon bridge out (vs having it between the 2 cards) so that it will not touch the PCB and will eliminate the chance of being hit by a Hawk fan.
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can't flip the bridge out since it'll get chopped up by the side door panel fan.
it's sitting against hawk heatsink right now not touching the fan at all. so bridge is at it's optimal place.
Then, make sure the bridge does not physically touch the heatsink as prolonged physical contact with a warm/hot object might lead to premature failure.
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