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Hot pocket under GPU in Raidmax Smilodon

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August 9, 2010 2:29:03 PM

Hello, I have a Raidmax Smilodon case with 120mm front intake fan, 2 80mm side intake fans, and 120mm rear exhaust fan. My question is I have a EVGA GTX 470 (exhaust out rear) and below it there is a pocket of hot air. Would it be better to have air intake or exhaust out of the PCI slots?
a b ) Power supply
August 9, 2010 2:31:02 PM

Exhaust, the general airflow of a case has the rear running as a exhaust system.
August 9, 2010 2:35:29 PM

Do you think exhausting the air would make the GPU work harder to get air?
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August 9, 2010 2:47:26 PM

Not really.
a b ) Power supply
August 9, 2010 2:47:50 PM

It would give it cooler air to take instead of recycling hot air throughout the case
August 9, 2010 3:01:00 PM

I will try that out...anyone else want to chime in?
August 9, 2010 3:13:22 PM

Install an exhaust to take care of the hot spot.
January 29, 2013 9:31:02 PM

I have the same fan... forgive the slowpoke for a two-year late response.

By default, I noticed that the manufacturer placed both of the side fans in a way that they are only blowing air INTO the case. I simply flipped both fans the other way, cleaned them off, and now my card runs about 10ºC cooler.
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