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why couldnt you have a 2nd fan ontop still? Try this setup ...like my windows paint chopped tongue.gif ...also that looks like a h50 unit

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Edited by d33r - 4/6/12 at 8:27pm
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why couldnt you have a 2nd fan ontop still? Try this setup ...like my windows paint chopped tongue.gif ...also that looks like a h50 unit

Nice paint skills smile.gif.. The dimension of the rad don't provide enough room for the top rear fan to be mounted. When I had the rear push/pull setup before it was in the case. Thinking about it now, it does seem like it should fit, with the rad against the back panel.

Much to think about on my drive home from work.. Too bad i have a WOD in the AM or I'd try setting it up tonight.. Hmm, in bed by midnight up at 8am.. Maybe I can tinker tonight for a little bit.
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Here is the temp log for the past 8 hours. Time to go home and tinker..
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I've done some reading and most everyone agreed that the temps under 100% load the temps shouldn't exceed 70.

They are wrong, at least when talking about the on-die temps calculated by CoreTemp and the like. 70C is still 30C from the TJmax of your chip. Still, this is higher than what I would expect for your processor at it's current with your cooling and ambients.

What's in your top 5.25" drive bay? If possible I would place the radiator in the front of your case and make in an intake. As it is now, as an exhaust, the air going into is likely at least 5C warmer than it needs to be, and this is going to translate almost directly into elevated CPU temps.

Also, as has been stated, the pump in the H series is not very strong, so you should do what's possible to minimize the work is has to to. The tubing should bend as little as possible, and not have any kinks or turn tight angles, and the radiator and pump/block will work best if they are on a similar plane so the pump doesn't have to work against gravity much.
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So here's the result after tinkering with my setup when I got home last night.

I have what d33r did in paint with one exception, my top rear fan is still externally mounted. There just isn't enough room in the rear corner with the rad dimensions to mount it internally.

My room ambient is 21.6C and my temps are as follows.

Core 1 - 38, 1% load
Core 2 - 34, 1% load
Core 3 - 36, 1% load
Core 4 - 34, 1% load

I am going to run another torture test while I'm at work tonight and I'll post the finished spreadsheet before I head home. I'm anticipating all "green lights" in my Distance to Tj Max.
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So here's the result after tinkering with my setup when I got home last night.
I have what d33r did in paint with one exception, my top rear fan is still externally mounted. There just isn't enough room in the rear corner with the rad dimensions to mount it internally.
My room ambient is 21.6C and my temps are as follows.
Core 1 - 38, 1% load
Core 2 - 34, 1% load
Core 3 - 36, 1% load
Core 4 - 34, 1% load
I am going to run another torture test while I'm at work tonight and I'll post the finished spreadsheet before I head home. I'm anticipating all "green lights" in my Distance to Tj Max.

Thats ok that your rear fan is mounted externally, mine is too. I think those temps look pretty normal for an i7 to idle around 34-38 degrees and under 100load be at 70degrees.... Mine idles at around 40 degrees now, it used to idle around 33-35 when i first installed it, and im running more volts than you @ 1.35volts


Also, maybe add a 1-2 more intake fans if possible, get more air circulation in your pc.
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So I called it good to go for my new airflow setup. After 4 hours of torture testing with the same settings as last night I can say it's more effective. I wasn't thinking I'd be seeing this much of a temp difference but I'll take it without any complaints. smile.gif

My avg temp difference of each core compared to last night was 10.31C, 12.44C, 10.88C and 11.88C cooler.

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Thanks again for all the help, but big ups to d33r for his mad paint skills. smile.gif

Here's the Excel spreadsheet if anyone else wants to use it for trending/troubleshooting their temps. Just input your temps into the Core Temp columns.

CoreTemp.xlsx 18k .xlsx file
Edited by unforgivensc2 - 4/7/12 at 5:15pm
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