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I have the cooler master 690II advanced case I have mounted 7 fans in the case an still can't seem to keep it cool (especially graphics cards)

I have a 14 and a 12cm mounted in the top of the case as exhausts a 12cm in rear as an exhaust and also in the side of the case I have a 12cm fan at the top also exhausting,

In the front of the case it has the standard blue LED fan (12cm I think) then I have a fan mounted to the HDD bracket blowing onto the GPUs and a 12cm fan in the side (the bottom one) also blowing on the GPUs

1. It's quite loud
2. It still doesn't seem to keep the GPUs cool enough (tops out around 88oC+ at times)

What I'm getting at is, is there a better way to set up my fans to increase airflow around graphics cards?

The fans I have aren't great IMO there noisy and don't seem to move much air!

Any recommendations for decent fans? I can mount 8cm 12cm & 14cm in all the fan bays (so I believe)


I have seen a device in maplin that has 2 fans mounted to a bracket for an expansion slot, was thinking of removing the side fan (lower) an putting the new piece over the 2 GPUs (the case has a sideways expansion slot above GPUs)

http://mobile.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=29335 <-similar to this one


But I'd rather consult you guys before I throw any more money at it!

I'd rather refit the entire case with decent fans that will keep GPUs cool than go water-cooling (due to cost obv)

Thank you for your time an sorry if my post makes hardly any sense (I very rarely use forums)
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post #2 of 18
does your computer sit in an enclosed area, like under a desk or something? Also how warm is it where you are in the UK, what are you ambient temperatures?

also it would be very helpful to fill out your computer specs in the rig builder section so we can see what kind of hardware you are working with. thumb.gif

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How old are the cards?

If they are old I can almost guarantee it's the thermal paste dried up on them and simply needs to be replaced.
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post #4 of 18
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Rig builder should be updated smile.gif I did it earlier not sure how to link it tho frown.gif

Also one of the cards is about 2month old the other is around 6months
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post #5 of 18
Could be the card itself as the issue. Some cards, using reference, stock stuff, 88C would be a normal temp rolleyes.gif
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OK. It might not be the cards, but dang man! Fix that cabling! Its a mess! Thatll be cutting some airflow down........Also put your rig in your signature.
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Rig builder should be updated smile.gif I did it earlier not sure how to link it tho frown.gif

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post #8 of 18
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I have been thinking thermal paste but not sure in warranty and to be frankly honest doing that worries me slightly (due to me)

The computer sits on the floor under a desk like so

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post #9 of 18
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Yeah the cabling is on the to-do list, lol, it was tidier yesterday but needed to use my powersupply to test another PC, would you reccomend changing the thermal paste? ive been looking at some of the aftermarket ARCTIC vga coolers but not sure if there wortht the money and wheter or not theyll fit due to SLI
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/376/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii.html?c=2182
and plus im not sure i have the skill to do it (ill give it a go)
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post #10 of 18
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http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/455/accelero-mono-plus.html?c=2182 (also a posibilty but not sure it would do the job)
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