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video card right next to powersupply ok?

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hi, not sure where to put this but I have a cooler master haf 922 and I'm using the lowest pci-e slot which puts my video card less than an inch away from my psu. The psu's fan is on top so the video card is blocking half of the hole. Will this cause my psu to overheat and if so can anyone recommend a case that will allow my gpu to be on the lower slots without being too close to the psu. Thanks.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 asus p6t se 2 x gtx 580 lightning 3 x 2gb xms3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 TB windows 7 64-bit professional 3 x lg e2370v 1000w coolermaster silent pro 
Case
cooler master haf x 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 asus p6t se 2 x gtx 580 lightning 3 x 2gb xms3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 TB windows 7 64-bit professional 3 x lg e2370v 1000w coolermaster silent pro 
Case
cooler master haf x 
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post #2 of 5
I doubt that it will cause it to overheat. You see people running SLI/Crossfire with the cards with fractions of an inch between them.

The real question is why do you have your primary video card in the lowest PCIE slot?
post #3 of 5
I'd be more worried about the temperatures of the video card than of the PSU. The PSU probably has a bigger, stronger fan, so it'd probably get more of the air. If anything, your video card might run a little warmer.
post #4 of 5
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Thanks for the replies. The video card fan is pretty far from the psu fan and the temp is good(33 degrees). The card close to the psu isnt the primary, its the 2nd.

I was just checking to see how it would work since im selling one of my cards and getting the twin frozr iii which is supposed to be really bad when the cards are right next to each other but ok if theres space to breathe. The area where the psu is plugged in was getting extremely hot though, which is why I was concerned in the first place.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 asus p6t se 2 x gtx 580 lightning 3 x 2gb xms3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 TB windows 7 64-bit professional 3 x lg e2370v 1000w coolermaster silent pro 
Case
cooler master haf x 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 asus p6t se 2 x gtx 580 lightning 3 x 2gb xms3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 TB windows 7 64-bit professional 3 x lg e2370v 1000w coolermaster silent pro 
Case
cooler master haf x 
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post #5 of 5
I think there was a thread about this very thing a few days back. Usually, in multi-video card setups, the top one runs warmer, but someone else made a thread asking about a the bottom GPU close to the PSU running warmer. I'd say it's happening just the same, so as I said, you might want want to monitor it. Factoring it should run cooler than the top video card, it's probably making quite a difference.
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