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Yup, looks just like that. Thx. When i'm replacing these fans, should I replace ALL of them with these arctic coolers, including the front LED one?
Best thing you could possibly do:

Replace any and all slots in the front. Replace at least one side fan (near the bottom). Put all of these fans as INTAKE fans. Have the fans sucking air INTO the case.

Replace any and all slots on the rear and top as well with good fans. Put these fans in as EXHAUST, meaning they are blowing the air OUT of the case.

If you need cheaper fans, as you can probably fit 6 or 7 fans in that case easy enough, find the Rosewill 120mm Blue LED fans. They're like $4-5 on newegg each, and have 75CFM rating on them. They're not the best fans out there, but they'll be 100x better than the stock fans are.

Get better airflow going in that case, and it will help TREMENDOUSLY. Also, use MSI Afterburner to force a better fan profile on your card. Either make one that makes the fan ramp up to speed as the card gets hot, or just set it manually to 60% or more. Yes, the card will get noisy. That's what you get for buying a 6970. Sorry.

Also, you have an XFX card. They are known to cheap out in the building process, and have horrible warranty support. It's very possible that you have a VERY bad mount of thermal grease on that card.
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Nah, it's not completely covered, its liek the image posted above with the XFX metal over the vent.
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I agree. Pictures speak 1000 words.
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thx, what is a good RPM for fans in the case?
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so it is like that thing is covered? (mouse over image to enlarge)

Are you trying to say that you didn't remove the little PCIe slot cover?

EDIT: @poineer, take your XFX bashing somewhere else. It is getting annoying as hell. This is a reference card, the only thing they did was IMPROVE the backplate by making the vent more open. geesh
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so it is like that thing is covered? (mouse over image to enlarge)

Are you trying to say that you didn't remove the little PCIe slot cover?
I already covered this. See posts 48 and 49.
    
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I already covered this. See posts 48 and 49.
I'm trying to find out if he has one of these in front of it:

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If I buy those rosewills with the fan controllers, how do I install all 4 fan controllers?
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I'm trying to find out if he has one of these in front of it:

Dude that's some serious failboat there. I don't think its possible to do that.
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