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post #1 of 38 Old 07-29-2016, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello,
at the beginning I want to thank you for this forum and big community. I'm glad I can be there!

My computer was bought in September 2014. Specs: I5-4690k, Gtx 970 Strix, CM G550m, MSI Gaming 3, 2x Crucial Bastilx 8gb 1600mhz 1.5v. Case - SilentiumPC Gladius X60, CPU Cooler SilentiumPC Fortis 3. In case I've got mounted 7 fans (can't fit more beacuse of the window kit). And they are: 3x stock case fan 120mm (included), 2x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm and 2x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 140mm. They are mounted like on the picture below - drive cases has been removed. Yellow is 140mm Pure Wings 2, Blue are stock fans from the case and Green are 120mm Pure Wings 2 Thermal Paste's name is Pactum 02 from the box. All fans connected to case's fan controller - while browsing the internet all set on min, while gaming on max. I've overclocked my I5-4690k to 4.5ghz on 1.285v in offset mode, graphics clock +185mhz in afterburner, memory +470. Voltage and fans profiles stood on auto. ASIC 66.6%.. It's stable overclock at all but temps are not funny - in intel extreme tuning utility processor hit 80C, in normal gaming graphics hits 70-74C - the highest fan speed was 55%.

What should I do to decrease them ? Should I try overclocking more? I want to get maximum performance from this PC.

Thank you a lot!
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post #2 of 38 Old 07-29-2016, 07:34 AM
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Those temps at 55% fan speed are good.
You might find "Ways to Better Cooling" link in my sig of interest. 1st post is index, click on topic to see it. I suggest starting with 5th topic.

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Thank you for info smile.gif will read later. I was suprised beacuse some people wrote that they have 61C on that GPU in example GTA V on max. For me it's impossible.

edit: Still know the same - that amount of fans doesnt matter, I know that, but I cant be sure that I did well in my PC. ;(
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Can you throw up an actual pic of your rig so we can see it? There is a lot of questions that could answer to better help you.
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Specification:
OS: Windows 10
CPU - i5-4690k 4.5ghz 1.285v.
GPU Asus Strix GTX 970
MOBO MSI Gaming 3 z97
Ram 2x Crucial Bastilx cl9 1600mhz
PSU: Coolermaster G550m
Drives: Samsung SSD 840
WD Blue 1tb
Case SilentiumPC Gladius x60
CPU Cooler SilentiumPC Fortis 3 with incluted Pactum 02 paste.

Here are the photos inside: http://imgur.com/a/dEZMn
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No way you can remove the entire SSD/HDD tray ?
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There's no way to remove - it's pillar supporting the top of the case.
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Yes, that's what i thought, what a poor design. Your setup looks fine, apart from re-seating the CPU heatsink (and adding a second fan) and tinker with fan speeds in order to achieve positive pressure (more air in than out), i don't see what you can do. Maybe replacing that case ?
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Specification:
OS: Windows 10
CPU - i5-4690k 4.5ghz 1.285v.
GPU Asus Strix GTX 970
MOBO MSI Gaming 3 z97
Ram 2x Crucial Bastilx cl9 1600mhz
PSU: Coolermaster G550m
Drives: Samsung SSD 840
WD Blue 1tb
Case SilentiumPC Gladius x60
CPU Cooler SilentiumPC Fortis 3 with incluted Pactum 02 paste.

Here are the photos inside: http://imgur.com/a/dEZMn



Bottom fan is only able to draw a fraction of what it should "Ways to Better Cooling" post #15

Fan in case on HDD cage is airblow, not flow. (5th post)
Top fan closest to front of case is pulling hot air up from GPU (5th post)

post-flame-small.gifPhanteks Owners Club post-flame-small.gifpost-flame-small.gifWays to Better Cooling post-flame-small.gif
post-flame-small.gif1. Controling PWM Case Fans post-flame-small.gif2. Optimizing Case Cooling post-flame-small.gif3. Cooler Size Comparison & Cooling Comparison
post-flame-small.gif
=i7 980 @ 3.55GHz =PH-TC14PE w/2x TY-143 fans =Crucial Ballistix 3x4GB =GA-X58A-UD5 =ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II =Enermax Modu84+ =Define R2 w/3x TY-140 case intake fans; all PWM controlled by CPU fan socket
Phanteks Enthoo Primo MoBo Rampage III Extreme CPU i7 980xCooler R1 Ultimate w/ TY-147A fans RAM Dominator GT 6x2GB GPU ENGTX580 DCUII PSU Corsair TX850 Case [/COLOR]Phanteks Enthoo PrimoBase custom caster base
=i7 980X @ 4.0GHz =R1 Ultimate w/2x TY-143 fans =Dominator GT 6x2GB =Rampage III Extreme =ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II =TX850 =Enthoo Primo w/ custom castor base
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Hmm, I really like that case beacuse of fan controllers and design, if there's better proposition under 70$, tell me - but I must like new case's design tongue.gif What do you mean about re seating heatsink? It's screwed as hard as it's possible without damaging anything. I can't add second fan - DAC jack's ports interrupts for 0.5cm.... What should I do with fan speeds? I think if the case has to be changed I can afford to buy fan controller. Now I have just settings low and high..

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