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After finding out that my huge stutters and low gpu usage in game were due to overheating issues with the help of these lovely forums, I planned to buy thermal paste and a can of compressed air to help clean and keep my liquid cooled PC cool. I have a push/pull fan set up to liquid cool my cpu, with the default fan installed. As I'm shopping are there any other suggestions on what else I should get to help keep my system cool? Any fan new fans to help cool down my GPU and CPU?

Specs are
NZXT Lexus Tower case
6870 HIS Turbo fan
AMD Phenom II x4 840, OCed 3.6GHz
700Watt PSU
MSi 890GXM-G65
8GB DDR3-1600

My temps
CPU idle: ~50C
CPU under load: ~70C
GPU idle: ~50C
GPU under load: ~90C
post #2 of 61
Post some pictures of your set-up?
post #3 of 61
Thread Starter 
Okay I'll try right now.
post #4 of 61
Thread Starter 
Okay here is how the case looks like in General,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146060

http://www.nzxt.com/new/images/_upload/product_gallery/NZXT_Lexa_S_pic.jpg

Front view


Rear view


Top


Side view


Panel


Inside





post #5 of 61
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Uhm, any suggestions?
post #6 of 61
clocks? ambient temps?
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post #7 of 61
What block is that? If it is a clear top, it does NOT look good for the coolant inside. Looks all gunky and murky like the fluid that was in my rig before I flushed it.

Also, your fans are setup wrong. They are pulling hot air into the system. Flip them around and the hot air will go out the back.
Edited by silverbullet134 - 12/16/12 at 2:31pm
post #8 of 61
your fans are all set for intake. you could seriously benefit from some kind of exhaust fans in the top. Help take that heat out of the case. Right now the only exhaust you have is through the gpu fan. That's contributing to your high gpu temps.
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post #9 of 61
dude is that fan on the back of the PC an intake?

edit: oh, they all are. its on purpose. actually looks like a decent setup to me. positive pressure FTW. just... fan filters.
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post #10 of 61
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dude is that fan on the back of the PC an intake?
edit: oh, they all are. its on purpose. actually looks like a decent setup to me. positive pressure FTW. just... fan filters.

positive pressure is fine, but the gpu is a rear exhaust model. So it takes all that heat in the case and blows it across the card and out the back. I'd be willing to bet you couldnt hold your hand infront of that gpu vent. Also if the case is under a desk or a small area with a wall behind it, the heat being blown out the back is going to be sucked right back into the case by the CPU intake fans.
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