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)r7870 twin frozr 2gd5/oc) Is 70ish degrees Celsius normal after an hour of battlefield 3?

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Title says it all. Some games will slowly rise others it will rise pretty fast. My case is kind of small but airflow is pretty good (If you want a picture I will gladly post) also my cpu is a fx6120 and my two other fans are after market cooler masters.
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MSI Twin Frozr cooler, like all non reference coolers, dumps the heat inside your case.
if you don't remove that heat from you system it will cause the temperature to creep up.
Best solution is to have a case side fan removing the heat or blowing cold air onto the video card.

(only non reference cooler that don't dump the heat inside case are water cooler).

Also sometimes the Thermal Paste didn't get applied properly during assembly. So,
you can RMA your card to the vendor or redo the TIM yourself. If you are within the 30 day return
window I would return the video card and get another if you suspect that it isn't air flow.

R7870 TF3 should max out around 73c @ stock (according to Guru3D review) not avg temp but recorded max temp

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_hd_7870_twinfrozr_iii_oc_review,8.html

While Tweaktown has their card at 62c (using MSI afterburner during 3DMark Vantage runs)

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4661/msi_radeon_hd_7870_2gb_twinfrozr_overclocked_video_card_review/index15.html


Your temp doesn't seem super high and shouldn't cause any problems.
I would run BF3 with the case side open and have a fan blowing on your gpu to see if you
have a air flow problem.
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Originally Posted by Heuchler View Post

MSI Twin Frozr cooler, like all non reference coolers, dumps the heat inside your case.
if you don't remove that heat from you system it will cause the temperature to creep up.
Best solution is to have a case side fan removing the heat or blowing cold air onto the video card.

(only non reference cooler that don't dump the heat inside case are water cooler).

Also sometimes the Thermal Paste didn't get applied properly during assembly. So,
you can RMA your card to the vendor or redo the TIM yourself. If you are within the 30 day return
window I would return the video card and get another if you suspect that it isn't air flow.

R7870 TF3 should max out around 73c @ stock (according to Guru3D review) not avg temp but recorded max temp

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_hd_7870_twinfrozr_iii_oc_review,8.html

While Tweaktown has their card at 62c (using MSI afterburner during 3DMark Vantage runs)

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4661/msi_radeon_hd_7870_2gb_twinfrozr_overclocked_video_card_review/index15.html


Your temp doesn't seem super high and shouldn't cause any problems.
I would run BF3 with the case side open and have a fan blowing on your gpu to see if you
have a air flow problem.
Ill take a picture and link it. Not sure what might be considered good air flow.
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That help?
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It doesn't look like the video card gets any fresh air.
no direct air flow. no front [of case] intake fans and
no fans on top of you case pulling heat out of your system.

I don't think your case has good air flow. you can modify it
by adding a side fan(s) [in the removable door of the case]
or add a pci slot cooler.

It seems like you have a pre-build system. You could swap everything into
a nice mid tower when they go on sale. Microcenter has Thermaltake V3 Mid Tower
or MSI Tactical on sale $19.99 after $15 rebate. if you don't have a local MC, Newegg
has the NZXT Source 210 on sale sometimes for ~$25 after rebate.

But your temps are fine. No need to rush out and buy anything right away. if you start
going above 85c I would be worried. Keep an eye on your temps and if you want to
get a mid tower case some time it will help.


How to decide on a case for air cooling by ehume
http://www.overclock.net/t/1041926/how-to-decide-on-a-case-for-air-cooling-warning-pics


Guide to Proper Case Airflow Design
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42853

How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 1
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-heatsink,3053.html





Airflow: Ventilate Graphics Cards Well
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-heatsink,3053-11.html
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Could you recomend any cheap cases with a fan over the gpu?
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COOLER MASTER Storm Scout $53 after $15 rebate @newegg (use promo code CMCASE20 at checkout)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-196&Tpk=N82E16811119196

Thermaltake Level 10 Series Level 10 GTS (Black) $49.99 after $25 rebate @ newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-133-197&Tpk=N82E16811133197

CM Elite 310 Mid Tower $19.99 - $10 rebate + shipping (rebate should cover shipping) so about $20 @ Tiger Direct
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7622481

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower (White) $80 after $20 rebate @ newegg (use promo code EMCXSXR44 at checkout)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-139-010&Tpk=N82E16811139010

RAIDMAX Blackstorm (White) Mid Tower $45 after $15 rebate @newegg (use promo code SPRINGCL1 at checkout)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-156-250&Tpk=N82E16811156250

RAIDMAX Sting Ray Mid Tower $23.25 after $15 rebate @newegg (use promo code EMCXSXS222 at checkout)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-156-281&Tpk=N82E16811156281


In-store deals
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower $19.99 after $15 rebate @ MC
http://www.microcenter.com/product/323929/V3_Black_Edition_ATX_Mid_Tower_Computer_Case

MSI Tactical ATX Mid Tower $19.99 after $15 rebate @ MC
http://www.microcenter.com/product/403059/Tactical_ATX_Mid_Tower_Computer_Case



Do you have a standard ATX motherboard?
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Its an matx but I believ they are basically the same thing?
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