[mythtv-users] well cooled case

jason maxwell decepticon at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:43:52 UTC 2007

Out of curiousity, why do you need 3 video cards in one machine? You
can get a dual head + TV out card that would run circles around a
Quadro for much less than $50 these days. I would guess a case like
what you're talking about will be more expensive than that.

On 3/23/07, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> I need a recommendation for a case...
> This is for a box with 3 video cards, two of which are nVidia Quadro and
> they run *hot*.
> The problem is that, after both my kids use it for a while, the system
> locks up.  It's typical of overheating failure, as the system is very
> stable if only one user is on it or it is idle.
> The two Quadra cards sit in the PCI slots.  So far, I have not been able
> to find a case that will draw enough air over the PCI slots area.  Most
> focus on the CPU area and the AGP/PCI-e 16x slots.
> I've found several that have 120mm fans, but what I really need is a
> case that has provisions for a forced air exhaust over the PCI slots.  I
> could cut a hole there and bolt on a fan, but I can't help but think
> there must be a better solution....
> Even fan driven heatsinks for the Quadra cards would help if I could get
> them cheap enough and if they forced the air to the top of the card.
> Failing any of that, a case with one 120mm exhaust fan below the PS and
> a 120 mm intake fan at the lower front panel would be better than what I
> have now.
> --Yan

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