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Alienware Aurora-R3 case air flow question?

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    i have a Alienware Aurora-R3 and i took out the 2 gts 450s. and replaced it with a single MSI radeon R9 290. and it seams that it is running a bit hot. once it got up to 180F. all the fans are working. i wonder if its the case? i took the cover that was covering the video card and left the side off and it helped some. it went down to about 120F to140F. i was wonder if i can cut a hole in the side panel. and mount a fan there to blow out if that would help any?






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    and this is the only place in the front that air is getting in. maybe i sgould try to open this up some how?
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    i was thinking of putting a pci slot fan in? what ya think? dont car about noise.



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    This is with the covers off to show the air flow. the yellow arrows show the airflow now. and that is why i was wondering if the pci slot fan would help. or as you can see with the green arrows. if i find a way to put small fans in the optical bays as shown in the third pic?

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