Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody had this type of HD 4770 card:http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?HIS-4770
and could tell me how tall that fan is, measured from the bottom of the card. Also would it be possible to remove / cut off those stupid silver blade things?
Any help here would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
hopefully I have included the dimension you're after on my artistic
diagram....if not just let me know and I can get it for you.http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3078/4770dimensions.th.jpg
The fan 'adornments' could easily be removed; they are not essential to fan function and can be removed (they are screwed on from underneath).
As far as heat goes, they do make your case warm (I say they because I have 2 in my machine) generally idling around 50degrees versus 70ish at load. My other 4770 has a rear exhaust style which helps a little I think but it is too difficult to tell exactly. If you are thinking maybe that one would be good, I can get the dimensions for you for that too.
If you have anymore questions just let me know and welcome to the forum (I have only been here a little while but all the regular posters are friendly so I'm sure they wouldn't mind me saying that to you!)