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post #11 of 17
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So 3x 140mm in and 1x 140mm & 2x 120mm out. I would think that should cool nicely. Are you having a problem with something being too hot?

Well, just a little more warm than I thought it would be.

Right now, I am idling at around 35°C (Core 2 is always hotter....not sure why, I set and re-set my thermal paste, but it's always around 6-8° hotter). But it's naturally hot in my room during the summer, and colder in the winter (I wish I knew the ambient temp in my room, but I don't. It's around 86°F outside, and my windows are open....if I don't open them, it gets a lot hotter in my room).

I was just curious if replacing my rear exhaust would help in any way. I know it won't make like a 10° difference, but something is better than nothing.
post #12 of 17
35c is 95f with ambient 86f.. doesn't seem too bad running 4.2GHz

Is the 35c core 2?
Edited by doyll - 6/5/13 at 6:33pm
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35c is 95f with ambient 86f.. doesn't seem too bad running 4.2GHz

Is the 35c core 2?

Unfortunately not, the core 2 was around 42°C. All the other cores were around 35°C.
post #14 of 17
What temps do you get if you run stock; no overclock?
post #15 of 17
Fractal Arc Midi R2? I'm assuming you did already, but did you remove the foam filter up top if you have your radiator up there?
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I was just curious if replacing my rear exhaust would help in any way. I know it won't make like a 10° difference, but something is better than nothing.

Depending on the fan, it might improve things a bit, or at least have a little better noise:airflow performance. Not sure how their R2 fans compare to their previous stock fans. I do notice a small difference in temps when using a higher quality exhaust fan, but obviously mileage is gonna vary based on the case's cooling overall. There's a few good options out there, one of which is the aforementioned Thermalright.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k@4.5ghz 1.21v Gigabyte Sniper M3 Sapphire 6950 Samsung 8g1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 Samsung F1 500 Crucial M4 64 (SRC) cpu:Noc NF-F12 / case:4x TY-141/gpu: 2x NB-Multi 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Venomous X, Accelero TT Win 7 64 Acer X213H Saitek Eclipse 
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Superflower 650 plat Fractal Arc Midi G500 
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post #17 of 17
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What temps do you get if you run stock; no overclock?

The temps are about the same under idle (give or take around 1-2°C). From stock voltage, I only have it up to about 1.2V. Max temps it reaches are around 48°C on all cores, and 55°C on core 2.

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Fractal Arc Midi R2? I'm assuming you did already, but did you remove the foam filter up top if you have your radiator up there?

I actually never thought about doing that. I figured it wouldn't make much of a difference because the fans weren't sucking in new air, just pushing it out. I went ahead and removed it anyway, I just hope there won't be a lot more dust to accumulate.
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