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Concerned about overheating in this case (picture inside)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 4, 2011 11:33:20 PM

I have a Dell 435 MT with a Radeon 4670 in there currently. This is how it looks inside:

I've heard of others with this same case upgrading to 5770's and 6850's. I'm really interested in upgrading to a Sapphire 6850. I've heard others reccomending the Sapphire for the 435MT as an upgrade path. Yet I'm really skeptical the 6850 can fit in this case, and am worried about overheating.

It looks like the bottom of the card is pretty much going to be right above the bottom of the case. Isn't this going to be a problem? I'm pretty much a newbie at this, but this is the first upgrade I'm doing to try and fix that. I just don't want to shell out the money for the card only to have the hassle of finding out the heat might be a problem, or the distance from the card to the bottom.

What do you guys think?
September 5, 2011 1:54:28 AM

maybe upgrading the fans in the case to increase intake and the outake of the air?
to me the distance seems fine, but maybe need to move the cables round a little :)