Originally Posted by Awkwardly Awesome
I need HT for some of the programs I run. Plus it helps for folding. If my temps stay around this level with my silverstone fans on full blast while folding, then I think I am going to A. replace the 200mm stock fan on the front of the case that is cooling my 200mm radiator(maybe even do a push, pull setup), B. build air boxes for the 120mm fans and the 200mm so there isn't a dead spot, C. Redo the TIM on the CPU, and if all else fails, I am going to look at getting a different pump/res setup, like a MCP655 with a speed controller. Something that is going to pump the water faster.
My goal is to keep my system quiet. I work in a small office and right now with the fans going full blast I can hear my system all the way across the office. I may just have to face the facts that I can't acheive the level of silence I want with this fan combo/power level. Maybe I'll look into some gentle typhoons to replace the silverstone's.
I'd recommend the push/pull setup on your rad. I found it lowered my temp nearly 5C using the stock XSPC fans, and some cheapy CM R4's, as opposed to the stock fans alone. If you have better fans I'm sure you could expect a little more.
I just finished 12 hours p95 blend @ 4.7ghz, now I'm testing 4.8ghz same voltage settings. So far it's up to 67C on hottest core. It's averaging around 54-60C most of the time.
edit - no threadjacking intended, I just wanted to let you knwo what I was experiencingEdited by anubis1127 - 8/15/11 at 10:28am