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Best air cooling solution?...and overclocking advice please

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October 22, 2011 1:11:01 PM

Hello all. I have the Azza Solano 1000 case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

I had to take out the large side fan because once I added this Scythe cooler, there was no space for it anymore: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the video card I have a GTX 470 and have just ordered a second one for an SLI setup. From the reviews I read, stacking these two cards next to each other immediately adds 10-15 degrees C to the cards making overclocking of the cards somewhat dangerous. I'm not sure I want to overclock the cards anyway but I am concerned about overall heating since I've pretty much filled my case (5 hard drives, 2 dvd burners, and 6 RAM dimms). Are there any creative ways to make sure my machine is as cool as possible without going the water cooling route? I don't have any empty fan slots...maybe they make fans that clamp somewhere in the case on a flexible arm? Or maybe there is some kind of active cooling/refrigerating device I can put inside the case?

Any ideas?

Second question:
I have the following motherboard and processor:
-- ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-- Intel i7-980 processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm new to overclocking and don't want to mess anything up. Does anyone know if a guide exists for overclocking this particular combination? Also can anyone explain to me how to do a search in a particular subforum. All I see is the search button at the top of the page which searches all forums and all Tom's articles. Sorry if it's obvious and I'm just not seeing it...
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October 22, 2011 3:59:52 PM

You'll need one of the big tower coolers for your cpu.
Thermalright,Noctua,and Prolimatech make products for cooling i7 9xx series cpu.
Look at spending $80+ for the cooler.
Antec makes a flexible spot cooler i'm not sure how much it would help your situation though it's not designed for gpu cooling.
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=ODAmMTU=
Depending on space and mobo layout many companies make effective aftermarket gpu coolers.
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/18/accelero-xtrem...
Hope this gives you an idea of what's available for you.

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