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2x80mms soldering iron zipties and zalman vf1000 fun

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    heres a quick lil ghetto mod i did a few weeks ago was bored, and decided to rip off the single 80mm fan on my zalman vf1000 that sits on an evga 8800gts 512. the 2 80mm fans fit perfectly over the cooler, with the help of some trusty zipties. I previously had a pci slot dual 80mm slim cooling fans aloong with the lil slim 80 on the cooler itself, after the switch along with some arctic ceramique swap from as5, i got about a 5 degree lower overall temp. idle at ~42 and on load with atitools ~mid 50's.

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    nice one! how many slots does it take up?
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    Probably 4
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    4, if you count the need for air intake.


    Using two slim 70mm fans would take it down to 3 or less
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    well it probably doesn't matter anyway. I bet about 80% of people don't even use any PCI slots these days. motherboards come with everything.
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    ehehe... you havent seen pics of my system have you? there isnt a single slot left empty
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    3 slots, 1 for card, 1 for cooler, and 1 for the fans, the rest are open for air movement. takes up the same amount of space with my pci slot slim dual fans, but seems to move more air.
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    well, you are clearly in that other 20%!

    i remember back in the day i had a modem, network card, sound card, tv tuner card, USB card, and that left one slot free for when i borrowed my mate's SCSI controller card.

    these days I don't need/cant be bothered with any of that stuff

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