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Hi all,

I just got the Fractal Design Core 3000. Here's my current airflow config :
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I have problems with GPU temp : after booting it idles at 39°C (normal idle temp) but then the temperature rises slowly to 60°C so it seems to me like air is stagnating.

Any idea ? smile.gif
I was thinking on moving rear fan to the bottom as intake...

(also posted in How to decide on a case for air cooling thread)
Edited by adridu59 - 2/24/12 at 5:32am
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What's your ambient temp?
    
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What's your ambient temp?

Emm... I do not know. Maybe 20-22°C. But before changing my case the video card used to idle @ 39°C.
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It's about the same as mine, Put one of the fans back on the top of the case so it is an exhaust fan if you can do that. That should help out quite a bit.

Also change the side fan so it's an intake.
    
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you could ditch it for a coolermaster HAF series, or chop it up
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Whats the load temp?
    
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It seems to me like there is hot air under the GPU, I think a bottom intake would help... I will try. rolleyes.gif
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It's about the same as mine, Put one of the fans back on the top of the case so it is an exhaust fan if you can do that. That should help out quite a bit.
Also change the side fan so it's an intake.

Will try. +rep
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Whats the load temp?

Just started folding client, I'll tell you in a minute.
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Whats the load temp?

Load temp is 80°C (was 75 or 77°C with previous case, I don't remember) but PCB temp is 51°C (was 54°C).
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Load temps of 80 C aren't bad for the card by any means, to get the idle and load temps down, you would pretty much need a better fan on the side (not sure what you have now) and some top exhaust fans.
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Load temps of 80 C aren't bad for the card by any means, to get the idle and load temps down, you would pretty much need a better fan on the side (not sure what you have now) and some top exhaust fans.

Well actually its a Fractal fan on the side...
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