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Sorry if wrong section as I am unable to post under cooling- but this partially pertains to the topic so;
Hello,
Just built my first custom here are the specs;

Mobo- MSI 990xa-GD55
Cpu- AMD FX 8 core 8350 unlocked
Ram- 16GB 1866Hz Patriot Viper 3 (x2 8gb)
Gpu- Gigabyte HD 7970 OC 3GB (x3 fans)
Psu- 1000w OCZ Z series
X4 case fans (one exhaust, three intake)
CPU cooler- *Cooler Master V6 GT* push pull- situated to exhaust out the top vents
Case- Thermaltake MS-i cmdr snow

Now the reason I'm writing this is because I'm having an issue with the CPU fan. I notice when it's on, (even idle) that I get horrible vibrations being sent through the heatsinks. So I tried disconnecting one of the two, and they stop. Making sure it wasn't that particular fan, I switched the disconnected fan with the other one and it stopped again.
I get the following temps when playing crysis 3 very high settings and x4 msa;
Avg 25-30 fps
CPU- 48 c
GPU- 58 c

That's with one fan disconnected.
Was wondering;

1) is this dangerous for the rig at these temps and one fan being disconnected?
2) how to stop the rattling?
3) should I invest in another cooler? Liquid?

I'm not OC yet, but maybe in the future, but not by much.

Any advise would be greatly welcome.

Are these bad temps??
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by amaze904 View Post

Sorry if wrong section as I am unable to post under cooling- but this partially pertains to the topic so;
Hello,
Just built my first custom here are the specs;

Mobo- MSI 990xa-GD55
Cpu- AMD FX 8 core 8350 unlocked
Ram- 16GB 1866Hz Patriot Viper 3 (x2 8gb)
Gpu- Gigabyte HD 7970 OC 3GB (x3 fans)
Psu- 1000w OCZ Z series
X4 case fans (one exhaust, three intake)
CPU cooler- *Cooler Master V6 GT* push pull- situated to exhaust out the top vents
Case- Thermaltake MS-i cmdr snow

Now the reason I'm writing this is because I'm having an issue with the CPU fan. I notice when it's on, (even idle) that I get horrible vibrations being sent through the heatsinks. So I tried disconnecting one of the two, and they stop. Making sure it wasn't that particular fan, I switched the disconnected fan with the other one and it stopped again.
I get the following temps when playing crysis 3 very high settings and x4 msa;
Avg 25-30 fps
CPU- 48 c
GPU- 58 c

That's with one fan disconnected.
Was wondering;

1) is this dangerous for the rig at these temps and one fan being disconnected?
2) how to stop the rattling?
3) should I invest in another cooler? Liquid?

I'm not OC yet, but maybe in the future, but not by much.

Any advise would be greatly welcome.

Are these bad temps??

Those temps for gaming load are very nice. Vibration is not good for computers in general, i would do something about it.

As for cooling. I would not suggest Corsair Hydro series simply because you dont get what you pay for. They have many many more angles of failure than a high end air cooler. High end air coolers are bulkier and harder to install but they are more reliable and cool just as well.

A couple of good air coolers:
Noctua NH-D14
Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme
phanteks ph-tc14pe
Alpenfohn K2
Xigmatek dark knight.

Any of these should be about the same as a h100. Even better if you put quality fans on them.
 
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Price range was my biggest factor in selecting the v6 gt. I can't spend 100 on a cooler x.x
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Price range was my biggest factor in selecting the v6 gt. I can't spend 100 on a cooler x.x

Huh?
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Huh?

He is saying that the reason he got the V6 GT was budget. But anyways I agree with Ranger's first post. Those temps are okay, but you should do something about the vibration. Most tower coolers have an anti-vibration padding thing between the fans and the tower. You should check to see if the padding fell off on one of the fans.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by VitalShot View Post

He is saying that the reason he got the V6 GT was budget. But anyways I agree with Ranger's first post. Those temps are okay, but you should do something about the vibration. Most tower coolers have an anti-vibration padding thing between the fans and the tower. You should check to see if the padding fell off on one of the fans.

The fan bearing might be broken.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD 550/510 (Boot) Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB (Stuffs) Phanteks PH-TC14PE Cooled by 1 NF-F12 and 2 NF-... Windows 7 64 bit 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Black (No lights!) Steelseries hardmat Steelseries 5HV2 White 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 3930k 2011  RIVE Diamond HD7970 Diamond HD7970 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD 550/510 (Boot) Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB (Stuffs) Phanteks PH-TC14PE Cooled by 1 NF-F12 and 2 NF-... Windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Benq G2420HD Steelseries 6GV2 Silver power SP-S850M Lian Li T60B Test bench. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Black (No lights!) Steelseries hardmat Steelseries 5HV2 White 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

The fan bearing might be broken.

Yes, this could be another cause of vibration.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
It can't be a bad bearing as it only happens when both are plugged in, when one or the other is not, the vibration stops- harmonic frequency?

There's no padding present on this CPU cooler
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