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update: Bought thermaltake x3 slim sanded the cooler until it was flat and polished. Used Shin-Etsu thermal paste. Idle temps 35-38 degrees hitting 70 in a maximum 3dmark11 test. A bit scared to run anything more. Superpi 32m only hit 58. (came in just over 8 minutes not bad for a stock cpu).

What do you think? Get a better cooler (I can't really find a tower cooler that will fit need to be about 90x90mm.)?
or just not worry about it? Reseat?

PCH in the this case hit 66c until I swapped some faster unfortunately louder fans. Now it sits at 53 max 55.
Edited by cavallino - 10/25/12 at 10:46pm
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no thats perfectly normal. Dont spend anymore money on a cooler. You will never hit those temps in real world usage.
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Ok thanks. It is certainly not reaching dangerous temps so no harm in seeing how it goes now. I just need some quiet but powerful case fans. Currently using some corsair fans from and h70. It is a bit loud an the goal was to make a quiet build.
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I agree, keep the cooler and get some better fans. You can do much better than the basic Corsairs.
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Yeah the only thing I see that will fit and work better in water cooling or an H series corsair cooler. Either one is way too much money for a system that will never be overclock.
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Well I had chance to try it out a bit and it's hitting about 70c after playing skyrim for a few minutes. I think I need to find something better. mad.gif
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one of the corsair hydro series.
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post

Well I had chance to try it out a bit and it's hitting about 70c after playing skyrim for a few minutes. I think I need to find something better. mad.gif

How warm was the air coming out the back of the case?
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Well I had chance to try it out a bit and it's hitting about 70c after playing skyrim for a few minutes. I think I need to find something better. mad.gif

How warm was the air coming out the back of the case?

I don't have a measurement but it was pretty warm.

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I would try to get more airflow through the case first.
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