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LethalDose323

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#1 14 years ago

I just bought a new graphics card (Radeon RX600 xt) and a pci fan to cool it. I'm having a problem fitting the fan between my graphics card and ethernet card. The fan is about 3/4 inch thick. Is there a slimmer fan I can buy or is there a better way to add a little extra cooling?




Gimpy

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#2 14 years ago

just move the ethernet card a slot or 2 down then....




Peeping Tom

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#3 14 years ago

Ethernet is generally a pretty slim card, too....uh, oh, this might be a problem if you cant move it....you might have to buy a new, smaller ethernet card, or just replace the fan. You can get tiny ethernet cards, though it's hard to search for them.




LethalDose323

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#4 14 years ago

I can't move it down my sound card is taking up my remaining pci slot. Can I get away without having a fan on it. I want to be able to play high demand games(doom3, half-life 2)without the heat damaging my componets.




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#5 14 years ago

can we get a picture of the pci area and the gpu fan/heatsink thing you bought




Odessa

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#6 14 years ago

Do you really need the extra cooling?... How many fans do you have in your case,and what positions?




LethalDose323

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#7 14 years ago

I have a intake an outake in the back of the tower. The video card has a small fan mounted on it also. I just want to be safe.




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#8 14 years ago

if your not OCing you dont need to worry about overheating you vid card and if it does blame ATI.




LethalDose323

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#9 14 years ago

Thanks for the help guys.




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#10 14 years ago
if your not OCing you dont need to worry about overheating you vid card and if it does blame ATI

If I've learned anything over the past year, it's that you can never be too careful. I've just started building a new computer. You know what the first things I've bought are? An alluminium case, three 80mm fans, and a great big whopping HDD cooler. I already have a jet-engine-like CPU fan, and a similar PCI exhaust fan to the one I think LethalDose is talking about. I may get a few other cooling devices; I'll probably try to find a better HSF for my GF6800 too, when I have it. I don't even have any components for it yet, but I already have more fans than a rock star... Trust me, Lethal, you're much better off ignoring these 'oh don't worry' assurances and being overly cautious. Get as many fans as you can fit in!