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Old 11-25-2011, 07:15 AM
1nsane 1nsane is offline
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Default 500R Flip 200mm Dual GPU


Has anyone tried flipping the 200mm fan, so its blows outwards instead of inwards?

My theory was that this might decrease GPU temps in a SLI/CF setup.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:07 AM
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It would depend if your GPUs are blowing air out the back of the cards/case or not. You also get some air blowing over other components and in general the whole video card, I'd leave it as is.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:31 AM
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I don't think you'll see any benefit.

Most GPU's as standard suck in cool air from underneath and pump hot air out of the back of the case (theory at least. Even at 100% my HD6870 hardly pushes any air out of the back with the finger test).

The 200mm fan would bring in fresh cool air at the bottom of the case, slightly cooling anything in it's path and providing the GPU's with fresh air to breathe.

Flipping the fan around to act as an exhaust would not introduce that cool air from the side and could possibly have the GPU's competing for extra air (some negative pressure spots are a possibility).

Though it's always worth a go if you have the time and patience :)
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