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after market cooler hits power supply need help!?!

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October 16, 2008 6:20:40 PM

i have a 9800gtx with an ARCTIC COOLING Accelero Xtreme 9800 the cooler is so good that i want to get another card and same cooler but it is so big it takes up three slots instead of two that the stock one takes so if i put my card in to my lower PCI-E slot to see if it would fit but it hits the top of my power supply and wont fit in to the slot.

so my question is how can i get the card to fit in to my case without getting a bigger case (i have COOLER MASTER RC-690) or some way to move power supply to the outside of case that would still look good or in the case some how
a c 143 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 16, 2008 6:25:37 PM

Sell the 9800GTX. Get a 9800GX2 or a GTX 280. Put the cooler on it. (OK, I don't know if it fits, check that first).
October 16, 2008 7:25:45 PM

uacghost said:


so my question is how can i get the card to fit in to my case without getting a bigger case (i have COOLER MASTER RC-690) or some way to move power supply to the outside of case that would still look good or in the case some how


Submerge your PSU in a fishtank filled with mineral oil, that will look good while being an external PSU.

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a c 143 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 16, 2008 7:50:56 PM

I loved the video, thanks! Add some plastic fish and plastic plants and you're all set.


October 16, 2008 8:36:10 PM

aevm said:
Sell the 9800GTX. Get a 9800GX2 or a GTX 280. Put the cooler on it. (OK, I don't know if it fits, check that first).


well the cooler only fits on the 9800gtx and i dont want to sell it because its max load temp is 45c so i don't want to get a 9800gx2 and see them crazy high temps. i might upgrade to the gtx280 or what ever is next (gtx380?) if they make a cooler that would fit on it like mine. i have been sopiled by low temps :kaola: 

VoidNull said:
Submerge your PSU in a fishtank filled with mineral oil, that will look good while being an external PSU.

:ange: 


LOL nice video i dont think i want to try that looks awesome tho
October 16, 2008 8:43:31 PM

I like that. Nice video. Dont need the fans connected however.
a c 143 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 16, 2008 8:46:10 PM

Yeah, it's a good cooler. But frankly I don't see how you can fit two of them in there, sorry. Taking the PSU out of the case is kind of ugly, it will increase noise, and it could be dangerous if kids or pets have access.
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