[mythtv-users] well cooled case
jon at sd-6.org
Fri Mar 23 15:05:30 UTC 2007
Yan Seiner 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....
There are a bounty of cases that have a fan in the side panel for direct
air over your expansion cards. You might also try an expansion slot fan
> 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.
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