Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Small Form Factor Systems › Need some help with my ITX build and temps....
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need some help with my ITX build and temps....

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok guys,

I'm considering the following:

My CPU is at 4.5GHz, 1.304V stable. Temps get upto 64C. I've got an Antec 620 cooler for it, Lapped 620 and lapped 2500k. Perfectly flat surfaces. my GPU is a GTX670 with a Antec620 on it at as well. Temps on that are around 56C max.

For gaming, I can be anywhere from ~ 48-54C on my GPU. and the CPU is around 48C max when gaming. I'm considering either expanding my case, adding a 240 rad for the GPU, or changing the MX2 paste to liquid pro. I need some help on this. I really dont want to make my case bettter but I feel that the way I have it, 2 CLC's rad's smashes together with 2 fans, isn't giving me the best temperatures. Should I expect a 2-5C drop if I go to liquid pro thermal paste? And the other question is, I've got a Cooler Master Elite 120, I have absolutely no room for a 240 rad. It would have to be external. Do you guys like external rads? Pros/cons?

OR, do I just change out the thermal paste? I've heard that pastes can dry up over time. I've had the MX2 on for about 6months...

Thanks!

Here's pictures of my box:




As you see its quite a tight fit.
Edited by Cakewalk_S - 6/13/13 at 3:10am
Philaphlous
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k Asus Z170i ITX Pro Gaming Asus STRIX GTX 970 Team Group DDR4 3600 16GB Xtreem 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 SSD Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 64bit 23" Acer 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST45SF-G Silverstone ML07b Xtrack XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
Philaphlous
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k Asus Z170i ITX Pro Gaming Asus STRIX GTX 970 Team Group DDR4 3600 16GB Xtreem 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 SSD Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 64bit 23" Acer 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST45SF-G Silverstone ML07b Xtrack XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
Why do you want to add an extra rad? Not happy with temps? Those seem fine. You are not going tro gain anything by dropping a few degrees. My 3570k runs at 70 degrees 24/7 folding, cpu's are strong mother****ers.
post #3 of 7
You have great temps, not sure I see the problem.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hmm...I guess I'll just have to man up. My previous case, mid-atx my direct die 560 would max at 37c...lol so I was hoping to at least stay in the 40s. I ordered a bracket from dwood because I'm still using zip ties and I feel the contact isn't as good as it should be... I'll install that and repaste the GPU. My primary concern is the GPU.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
Philaphlous
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k Asus Z170i ITX Pro Gaming Asus STRIX GTX 970 Team Group DDR4 3600 16GB Xtreem 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 SSD Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 64bit 23" Acer 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST45SF-G Silverstone ML07b Xtrack XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
Philaphlous
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k Asus Z170i ITX Pro Gaming Asus STRIX GTX 970 Team Group DDR4 3600 16GB Xtreem 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 SSD Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 64bit 23" Acer 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST45SF-G Silverstone ML07b Xtrack XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

Hmm...I guess I'll just have to man up. My previous case, mid-atx my direct die 560 would max at 37c...lol so I was hoping to at least stay in the 40s. I ordered a bracket from dwood because I'm still using zip ties and I feel the contact isn't as good as it should be...

Your expectations are unrealistic.

GTX 560 has a TDP of 150W. GTX 670 has a TDP of 170W. All else being equal (case, cooler, TIM, ambients, etc.) the GTX 670 will run hotter.

All else is NOT equal, however. The Cooler Master Elite 120 is known to not have very good airflow. That, plus you are sandwiching the rads (as I understand it). First thing is that one rad will get the hot air off the other. Second thing is that static pressure increases, meaning less air is passing through.

And... as mentioned, your temps are actually pretty nice already.
Main home rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
  hide details  
Reply
Main home rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
I agree with everyone else, but since your PSU and CPU aren't competing for the same air, why not flip your PSU upside down and let the fan help exhaust air as well?
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'm considering adding my 240 rad to the pull fan with where it is now. I figure that's the only way I'll get better temps but I'm not sure how the fans would work with it...really wish I could fit a 250 rad somewhere...I just don't have the room... I'll get a pic up tonight of what I mean.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
Philaphlous
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k Asus Z170i ITX Pro Gaming Asus STRIX GTX 970 Team Group DDR4 3600 16GB Xtreem 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 SSD Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 64bit 23" Acer 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST45SF-G Silverstone ML07b Xtrack XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
Philaphlous
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k Asus Z170i ITX Pro Gaming Asus STRIX GTX 970 Team Group DDR4 3600 16GB Xtreem 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 SSD Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 64bit 23" Acer 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST45SF-G Silverstone ML07b Xtrack XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Small Form Factor Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Small Form Factor Systems › Need some help with my ITX build and temps....