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Another good one is attaching a fan to blow in between the two cards. Common places to attach would be to the drive bays in most cases (you can use zip ties or similar), blowing in towards the space in between the 2 cards.
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I see the case listed now. Take and make templates from thin card board or poster board to channel air from the from front lower fan..just to feed cool air to both cards. Take your time to get the most air flow and make sure all knockouts in the lower section are closed so the air has no where to go but into the cards. Once thats set up then consider using the templates to make a plastic or sturdier channel out of.


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A side window fan blowing in should be the most cost effective.
The one you had suggested would fight the stock cooler's fan. I found that even when I added a 92mm side fan in my 900 that the card's temps evened out
I suggest you get a CoolerMaster Sickleflow R4 fan and set it to about 50% (noise/performance prime), then place it in the side.
If a 120mm wont fit then you can always use a 92mm and place it on the bottom peg only

Also the cooler you suggested sucks 'cool' air in from the back, but that is where your 570's are exhausting their heat, so in fact the fan's 'cool' arm will be rather warm
This +576.

A side fan with decent airflow should "feed" the GPU cooler fans a good supply of cool air. Placement and case specifics may dictate what you can use for this purpose, but I have a 140mm Thermalright X-Silent on the side, I can't even hear it. And temps went down 10° C on average.
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Another good one is attaching a fan to blow in between the two cards. Common places to attach would be to the drive bays in most cases (you can use zip ties or similar), blowing in towards the space in between the 2 cards.
Yes ! That is good idea !!! Side fan would be nice and I have room for 120mm fan im my case but due to huge size of my cpu cooler, now I can fit only 80mm there.
But your idea is great especially that I have one drive bay now free and it has one 120mm on the front and second 120mm inside blowing towards cpu cooler already. I dont really need it there so yes, I just have to swap drive bays and put the one with disks higher - anyway when I'll add another GTX, I have to do that.

Anyway - going back to side fan - is it better when it blows in or blows out the air ?

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Also the cooler you suggested sucks 'cool' air in from the back, but that is where your 570's are exhausting their heat, so in fact the fan's 'cool' arm will be rather warm
No, no my friend; this one works the same way as gtx stock coolers - sucks the air from inside and blows out of the case.
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Anyway - going back to side fan - is it better when it blows in or blows out the air ?


No, no my friend; this one works the same way as gtx stock coolers - sucks the air from inside and blows out of the case.
Well then it will be fighting your stock coolers and making it even worse.
80mm pushing air in would be the best!
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Dude put a side panel fan right by the 2 SLI graphics cards. That will suck in fresh cool air for them and blow it right over them so their fans can suck it in and cool the graphics cards.
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Hm i got a K62 case and was thinking of adding my spare 140mm on the side panel.

But does it make a diffrence even if i only use 1 gpu?

And is it easy to break the Plexiglas?
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And is it easy to break the Plexiglas?
The best way is to cut it with special knife (picture). You have to remeber to fit dust filter there as well with the fan.


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