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Old 12-08-08, 05:48 AM   #13
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Hey chief, your computer is upside down.
LOL - Actually the case is a LIAN LI V COOL PC-V1200A. Great case and components are located somewhat differently than a traditional case.



Power supply at bottom rear, drive bay cages at bottom front, motherboard mounts upside down so graphics cards are at the top of the case. The wheels are my favorite feature!
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Old 12-08-08, 05:54 AM   #14
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I have 2 120mm fans blowing directly on to the cards. Is reversing the fans and taking heat away a better solution?
I tried both ways and taking heat away from the graphics cards was much more effective. Since you have two fans you might try positioning one to blow directly on the cards and the other to blow away.
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Old 12-08-08, 08:13 AM   #15
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Another good way to keep those temps down with SLI..

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99833
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Old 12-08-08, 08:57 AM   #16
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I also am using the Lian Li 1200 plus case and agree that venting the hot air out of the case yields better cooling than blowing cool air in the case onto the cards. BTW, there is a VGA fan mount for that case if your interested. There is also a side panel with a air vent for the VGA fan mount as well. Here are some links and a couple of pics of my rig for reference:

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Old 12-08-08, 09:22 AM   #17
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-08-08, 11:13 AM   #18
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They should really use a push pull system in the first place on stock coolers, Maybe with several small fans pulling.

A fan "Block" that you clip externally to the exhaust like a 360 cooler might also work.
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Another good way to keep those temps down with SLI..

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99833
I did that with my old 7950 gt. I forgot who posted it when I made it though... so belated thanks revs!! It droped core temp 15c. It was a single slot cooler also.
My current method is much simpler. I took off the 230 mm fan on the side panal and replaced it with 4 78 cfm red led fans. it sounds like a jet now but I game with a headset so I dont care. PIC
right now I have 300 cfm + - of air flow in my case and I hope to bump that up to 350-400 soon. the fan change made a 5c drop in cpu temps, I'm not sure about the northbridge exept that the temp alarm which used to go off every 10-15 minuites has not gone off once even if my room is at 80f.
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nice, glad my case has mounts for 4 120mm side fans, but it gets a bit noisy with that furnace of a rig I got, lol

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nice, glad my case has mounts for 4 120mm side fans, but it gets a bit noisy with that furnace of a rig I got, lol

been a long time since I have come to these forums
how do you remove the acrilic from it so you can use the fans?
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Guys I need help

I have one GTX 260 Core 216 card running at 61C, and the second one runs at 52

I think the temperature difference is because my PCI Express Sound Card Sound Blaster X-Fi is right on top of the card, and that card produces a lot of heat.

Would you recommend placing 1 ventilator on top of the sound card, and another one on the side of the GTX 260s?
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I have a NZXT Tempest that has a 120mm fan that blows air directly on them ,maybe I will turn it around and see if they run cooler.
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Guys I need help

I have one GTX 260 Core 216 card running at 61C, and the second one runs at 52

I think the temperature difference is because my PCI Express Sound Card Sound Blaster X-Fi is right on top of the card, and that card produces a lot of heat.

Would you recommend placing 1 ventilator on top of the sound card, and another one on the side of the GTX 260s?
The cause of your problem is probably the heat from your bottom card warming the cooling air going in to the top card. Any of the solutions in this thread should help out alot with this. The best thing to do is do a little experimenting to see which method works best for your setup.

Welcome to the forum .

Glad it helped, rage
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