Do I need a bigger case?

Hello

I have a Dell XPS 420 that I am going to put a GTX 570 into until I can build my SB.
Now I have a GTS 250 1gig in there.

I site test fitted the GTX 570 and it is long. It goes underneath the big plastic casing around the cpu cooler and leaves less than 1/4 inch from the top of the card where the gpu fan is, till the bottom of the plastic casing. Doesnt look as if it can pull in air well for the gpu.

Is this bad? Does this mean the case is too small for the gpu? That means that it will pick up heat from the cpu?
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  1. I would just try it use evga to monitor temps but the 570-580 run 70c atload or more in a good air cooled system
  2. The air system for the GTX560- 580 are awfull, to increase the air flow I would either get a PCI-E fan or get a case with high air flow and fans on the side of the case where the graphics card will go. If your card is blocking the air flow of the cpu, you risk of overheating and damaging your components.
  3. ace700 said:
    The air system for the GTX560- 580 are awfull, to increase the air flow I would either get a PCI-E fan or get a case with high air flow and fans on the side of the case where the graphics card will go. If your card is blocking the air flow of the cpu, you risk of overheating and damaging your components.


    The airflow of the gpu is being blocked by the cpu incasing. The cpu air flow is fine. I have this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125354 so gpu fans will not help.
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