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post #1 of 21
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hey everyone, I have a few questions for some of you WC pros

First let me tell you my layout here
: i7 2600k OC 4.5
: GTX 580 OC 1.15v @ 950mhz
1080 single monitor
BF3 mix of ultra and high settings
XSPC kit with the fat 360 rad

GPU and CPU in the water loop.
( the gtx has a 'universal' block on it, which i had to mod to make fit lol )

anyway, while playing BF3, and using a GPU temp software, BF3 runs at around 70 fps on my current settings, using 100% GPU power, and gets up to 60°c during normal play, and have seen it climb to high 60's ( never above 70 )

I never ran BF3 on the stock cooler, so I don't know what kind of temps its pushing while on air, but I recently changed cases, and the one I had has a spot for a 240 rad, but since i needed to put the rad inside the case for space and other reasons ( tiny cramped desk ) I have the 360 in the 240 spot with 3 fans blowing air from the inside of the case, through the rad, and exiting the case

With my temp software, it only shows the GPU temp while gaming, so i'm assuming the CPU is getting anywhere from 50-60°


1. are my temps too hot?
2. I have the option of adding fans to the 240 spot for a push pull, but would require the fans to be on top of the case, which I'm obsessed with a clean neat workstation, and to me, thats not clean or neat.
3. I have the fans blowing air out of the case, should i reverse this? ( kept them blowing out to keep dust from inside the case, which i hate )

here is the set up, may be hard to see, but the only pictures i have right now.

I know i could get better temps by modding the case or puting the rad externally, but i've rebuilt this thing about 10 times in the last 3 months, and i'm done tinkering with it for a while.
my main concern were temps, so if you guys could throw some input, thanks.

359

EDIT: idol temps are usually around 30° depending if the heat is on in the apartment or not

( i also noticed it takes longer to cool down than my old case ( externally mount with 6 fans on the rad ) but again, BF3 was not played on that layout, so can't give a fair comparison )
Edited by ClaytonGFinley - 2/13/12 at 9:17am
post #2 of 21
I hit low 60s in bf3.

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Even though I'm not a water cooling junkie, those temps do seem a little high. Do you have any other cooling on the 580 besides the universal block? If not, your vrms and memory probably aren't very happy, and might be contributing to the extra heat.
post #4 of 21
I get mid 60's when gaming. Your temps are in the right range. It also all depends on ambient temps.
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post #5 of 21
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this is the most demading game i've played, crysis was only in the high 50's/ maybe low 60s on the old set up.

on the 580, the block does not have vram cooling, and I don't have any heatsinks on them at the moment ( uber broke right now, bank is in the red ) but i do have a 2 fans that push a little air twoards the 580.

I would love a 580 full block, but I can't afford it.

my last case was a cooler master HAF that had tons of fans and vents, and this rebuild was aimed to be smaller, more compact, and quieter, ( so i knew there would be a slight temp increase )

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I do have another good gentle typhoon fan, I guess i could zip tie it to the free PCI lane slot things on the back of the case and have it blow across the 580?
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Even though I'm not a water cooling junkie, those temps do seem a little high. Do you have any other cooling on the 580 besides the universal block? If not, your vrms and memory probably aren't very happy, and might be contributing to the extra heat.

Lack of cooling on vrms isn't going to make a cpu run hotter.
    
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post #7 of 21
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well basically i'm only running a 240 rad, but if the temps are acceptable, then i'm not gonna touch the thing, if they are about 5-10° hotter than what you guys thing it should be, then i may do something. I can always put my other fans on, they push crazy amounts of air, but are retarded loud, and that ought to help drop them a bit, and i like my blue LED ones tongue.gif
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well basically i'm only running a 240 rad, but if the temps are acceptable, then i'm not gonna touch the thing, if they are about 5-10° hotter than what you guys thing it should be, then i may do something. I can always put my other fans on, they push crazy amounts of air, but are retarded loud, and that ought to help drop them a bit, and i like my blue LED ones tongue.gif

For just a 240mm radiator, those temperatures are fine. You have nothing to worry about. I can see a spot for a 120mm radiator in the back of the case if you're worried about it.. That'll really help temperatures.
Edited by White Fire - 2/13/12 at 9:42am
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post #9 of 21
I would say your about right with your temps. I would get another 360Rad and up it externally, later on thou.
post #10 of 21
Dunno about the 580, but my 6970 never goes over 53 pushed as hard as I can push it.
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