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    Default VGA\Case Cooling help

    I am working on keeping my Crossfired MSI R9 290 Gaming cards cool. The top card is the issue. I would like the vga fans not to spin above 80%, since thats when they get louder. I have 5 NZXT 200mm fans and 1 140mm NZXT fan to work with. My liquid cooler is an Corsair H100i and my case is an NZXT H630 with a NZXT Phantom side panel (side 200mm vent). Also I am using a BixFenix Recon fan controller.



    On this photo there is a NZXT 200mm fan on the side panel not shown.
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    My 2nd attempt is to move the Liquid cooler to the red area and put 2 200mm on the top of the case. I have had better luck with this setup ,but not as cool as I want. I moved the fan controller sensor so that when the gpu's heat up then it will kick the fans up. The 200mm fans are pretty quiet even at full speed.
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    Default Re: VGA\Case Cooling help

    In 2011 I did some tests to improve my video card temperatures. The first test involved installing an 87 cfm on the case's side panel blowing directly onto my video card. The high cfm fan test was a major failure as the video card's temperatures were much higher, probably caused by too much turbulence.

    Using a 92mm cooling fan, the video card's PCB temperatures were significantly lower.



    from MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results, post #81






    from MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results, post #83






    from MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results, post #110




    Using a different system and computer case for my SLI setup, the rude and crude cardboard air duct helped to lower the video cards' temperatures. The fan shroud's air intake came from the 64 cfm, 120mm front case fan.



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    Maybe one of these approaches will work for you.
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    Default Re: VGA\Case Cooling help

    USPS Priority Mail. We deliver ........ air?
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
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    Default Re: VGA\Case Cooling help

    MadHatter, have you looked at an Antec Spot Cool?

    It'll maybe spoil the clean looks as it's deemed ungainly by some.

    Back in the day I had this prob and chose the Spot Cool's over those real ugly slot coolers.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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