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    video card casing good or bad?

    I have multiple fans on my video card but i think the plastic shell may be interfering with my cooling but i am not 100% sure on how they make these things so does anyone have any input on the subject!?!?!??!
    processor: phenom x4 b55 // oc'd 4.1ghz
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    motherboard: CrossHair IV
    cpu cooler: Venmous-x
    video card: ati sapphire HD5770 x 2
    power supply: antec 650W

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    Usually the shell is there to ensure cool air is sucked across the card, cooling other components in addition to the GPU die.

    However, I'm not sure what you are asking exactly.
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    you pretty much answered it but i got two faster fans in a pci slot aiming at it and they are the width of the card so i wanted to remove the shell so it would cool the whole card better if that makes sense
    processor: phenom x4 b55 // oc'd 4.1ghz
    ram: 2x2gb corsair xsm3 1333mhz
    motherboard: CrossHair IV
    cpu cooler: Venmous-x
    video card: ati sapphire HD5770 x 2
    power supply: antec 650W

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    Someone with more familiarity with the cooler may need to pipe in - not sure if the housing also acts as a heatsink, which could be important for increasing the surface area so other components on the board can dissipate heat. Just airflow may be insufficient.
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    Can you provide a picture of your video card or even a link to your exact card. There are so many variations of GPU coolers it is hard to give you a solid answer with out more information.
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