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post #41 of 81
make the top 2 intake and your h70 exhaust
   
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post #42 of 81
Sounds like Bad Mounting.
What's your ambient temps like (Room Temp)??

On the side note, Your H70 Radiator is mounted horizontally, should be vertical,
Meaning that serial bar you see on your radiator should either be facing down towards the ground or facing up towards the top of the case.
Not sure if this will make any difference but worth a try, just simple rotating.
post #43 of 81
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make the top 2 intake and your h70 exhaust

I understand intake H70 is better no? And I would imagine as heat rises the top ones would help exhaust that? Cheers
Edited by vinyc3 - 12/8/11 at 3:32pm
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post #44 of 81
exactly, the exhaust from your GPU is being sucked into your h70, air goes where you push it. so if you intake it it will be cold air, not hot air
   
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post #45 of 81
I suggest try messing with your fans before you do anything. No harm in taking a little bit of time to just switch fans around in different ways to find the better airflow map. I used to struggle on temps all the time, and then I bought myself some Scythes for my HAF 932 and went to town on it for a few hours, now I'm gettin my 2500k to 4.7ghz @1.4v.... but the temps never go above 58C really.... I'm using the #1 heatsink on FrostyTech. Have been for about a year now, the spire Thermax Eclipse II is pretty godlike if I say so myself, however, it's really the only top of the line heatsink I've used.
post #46 of 81
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I'm getting really sick of re-applying TIM. I know it's not rocket science but I am struggling to get good temps. I mounted the H70 vertically. The fans are all set up the same still. \
I idle around 35C and load at 75C. My room temp is 24C. (summer). I have applied MX-4 by spreading, line, tiny dot, small dot, big dot, finger in the bag, the X but cant get good temps from any. It's really frustrating I swear my IQ isn't THAT low lol.
I have watched countless videos on applying and they all just chuck it on and ur done. frown.gif
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post #47 of 81
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I'm getting really sick of re-applying TIM. I know it's not rocket science but I am struggling to get good temps. I mounted the H70 vertically.

The H70 is not designed for use with low RPM fans. That's probably why your temperatures are not so great.

The absolute best air cooler on the market right now is the Phanteks PH-TC14, with the Thermalright Silver Arrow and Noctua NH-D14 very close behind.

All three of these will outperform Corsair's H80 on its maximum fan setting, and all three will be very close to an H100 on its maximum fan setting. The difference is that these air coolers will produce about 1/2 the noise of an H80 or H100 on high setting.

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post #48 of 81
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I'm getting really sick of re-applying TIM. I know it's not rocket science but I am struggling to get good temps. I mounted the H70 vertically.

The H70 is not designed for use with low RPM fans. That's probably why your temperatures are not so great.
Ah, +1. Can't believe I missed that.

vinyc3, NF-S12B FLX was designed to serve as a case fan and has a low static pressure, which makes it a very poor choice to go with the H70's thick rad.
Try using the stock fans and see what temps you get.
 
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post #49 of 81
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Sorry I neglected to add that I am running the stock fans at 1600RPM, by attaching the inline resistor cables, both plugged into a single system fan connector with the Y cable.
Edited by vinyc3 - 12/10/11 at 3:44pm
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Sorry I neglected to add that I am running the stock fans at 1600RPM, by attaching the inline resistor cables, both plugged into a single system fan connector with the Y cable.

Again, 1600 RPM is probably not high enough for the H70 to reach its potential. If you look at the Anandtech charts that I posted above, there is a pretty big performance difference in going from High (2600 RPM) to Medium (~2000 RPM) to low (~1300 RPM) on the H80.

If you want good performance at a low noise level, the H series coolers are not for you. Get one of the top-end air coolers instead.
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