Has anyone successfully put an Accelero into a Fusion / NSK2400? I'm thinking that it would wrap over a half-height htpc card pretty easily - but you'd lose the adjacent PCI slot, and probably the next PCI-E 1x slot or run into the CPU cooler.
Anyway, I'd like to get my 50oC idle 3450 down a bit, but can't lose my PCI tuner just yet...
FYI I've managed to get shoehorn an S1 Rev 2 onto an 8800 GT into a Fusion case.
Basically you need to bend the heatpipes right round 180 degrees on the front of the card. It only just fits; completely fills the two slots above the card and is bang up against the side wall of the mobo chamber.
As the 8800GT is a pretty high card it is impossible to bend it round the other side (i.e. over the top of the card towards the CPU).
I have taken all the plastic fittings/cowlings off of the S1. Not strictly necessary but saves a little bit of space
What I'm worried about of course is there will be minimal air flow at that end of the case (although I nb the case cover has some air intakes over the card). I won't be finishing the system off until next weekend so will find out then how it works (might have to set up some sort of fan/duct rig, although there is only about 2cm between the end of the card/cooler and the end of the changer).
What I have done in the mean time is try the modded card out in my P182. Obviously a situation with more airflow (top and rear 120mm tricools, both set on low). One this machine the GPU boots at 41c and gets to 52-53c running Crysis (Assault level) which I thought was surprisingly low. Didn't try it for a long period of time though - temps seemed pretty stable in the low 50s running 3dmark 2006.
So hopeful so far. Find out more next weekend when I finish the system off (am also chucking in an e8400 with a minja passive). I have a suspicion the case might get too hot, but we shall see.
Obviously any suggestions on managing the heat dump most welcome...
PS the 8800 GT is a Zotac card OC from 600 to 660 mhz. wasn't sure about getting the OC card but it was about thirty pounds cheaper than any other 8800 out there.
PPS considered a 4850 but as I see it the 8800 offers roughly equivalent performance but runs MUCH cooler.