[mythtv-users] well cooled case

Jon 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
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=39598&CatId=804


> 
> 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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