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post #21 of 91
cool. hope that would solve your problem for you.

personally i would have thought the board has a faulty VRM and was supplying more voltage then it should, but i suppose if that was the case, then your idle temps would also be high.

anyway, the temps you were getting is something you'd get for really high OC, or a case with no ventilation at all. i wouldn't spend the $ for extra fans yet. I would wait and see how the new chip works for you. the only thing i'd do is maybe move your exhaust fan to the front and make it another intake fan. so basically you'd have 2 intake fans, and no exhaust fan. as long as you have a positive pressure case, the air will flow out of the case wherever it finds an opening. and since you have some fairly large openings where the CPU is, (2 top openings and 1 rear opening) that's where air will naturally flow to relieve the positive pressure anyway. there is very little need to actually put an exhaust fan there.
post #22 of 91
What do fans cost? I would add one more intake, but as psyclum saids 2 you have is probably enough. 3x 120mm fans are about same airflow as 2x 140mm fans... and I'm using 2x 120mm and 1x 140mm fans so only slightly more airflow than your 2 stock 140mm fans. I would only open the top back vent. Top front is over cooler intake. Only reason I have both open is cooler venting up uses half of each. frown.gif And only reason I vented cooler up is because of 140mm fans on cooler and only 120mm vent in back of R2. wink.gif I do know that my setup has almost neutral case pressure... a smoke test (incense stick) near back vents does not draw smoke in or blow it away. If I unplug back fan when CPU is under load smoke trail is drawn in and right back out back of top.
post #23 of 91
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Thanks for the input. smile.gif

I decided to buy 2 additional fans. It can't hurt, and they're pretty cheap anyway.
As I said, I moved the rear exhaust fan to the bottom as an intake already.
I was thinking about putting one of the new fans in the front, so I have two intake fans there, and the other in the rear as an exhaust fan, unless there's a better use for it.
post #24 of 91
Rear exhaust may help remove heatsink exhaust heat. Third intake would be better the second exhaust. You want more air flow in than out... well they will be equal.. but better to push air in through filters than try and suck it out.

Often opening unused PCI slots helps... if there are enough intakes to push air out of them as it can help remove hot air coming off of GPU.. Didn't work in my case as GPU is passive. Raising case so there is 50mm clearance for bottom fans quiets and increases airflow too... I know.. already said that. frown.gif
post #25 of 91
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With 2 more fans, I will be able to have 2 intakes in the front and one in the bottom. Those both have removable dust filters to hopefully avoid what tends to happen with my older cases that don't have dust filters - a 1cm thick carpet of lint accumulating in the heatsink over time and causing the temperatures to rise so that I have to clean it out.
post #26 of 91
Now all you need is to raise the case so bottom fan has access to good airflow.thumb.gif
post #27 of 91
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I could probably do that. Do you have any recommended way to achieve that?
post #28 of 91
I do it with a caster base. Post #13 this thread wink.gif
Also my avatar. wink.gif
post #29 of 91
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Just because a case is sold with few fans doesn't mean it's not a good case. rolleyes.gif

What makes a good case then? Overpriced? Poor cooling? Painted interior you can't see? Extra unused legacy hard drive slots to block air?
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What makes a good case then? Overpriced? Poor cooling? Painted interior you can't see? Extra unused legacy hard drive slots to block air?
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