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I have a standard ATX cheap case.

At the moment the single peice of hardware creating the most heat would have to be my video card which is at the bottom of the case.
Now I was wondering if I was to just turn my case upside down so the video card is at the top and cut a hole out of the bottom (which would be the top) and place an exhaust fan there to suck the hot air away from the video card and obviously flip the DVD writer over.

Would this work?

Is there anything that necessarily has to be the right way up?
The HDD do they have to be cover plate side up?

Your views/comments would be apprciated.
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As long as everything is securely in place it should be fine. HDDs can operate at most orientation because they are magnetic... BTX is a new form factor that is pretty much what you want to do, but with the computer being right-side-up. It uses the opposite side of the case, which is the big differance.
 

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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist

A while back I did this and it did reduce temps on my video card. Heatsinks work better if they are above the heat source. Heat rises


I dont have a case anymore. Which is kind of weird because I am the Case mods section director


You did the ultimate mod... Casectomy
 
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