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by seeing the picture those temps are good for you!, you have a very slim rad and the 120 makes no difference to a loop so those temps are about normal for your hard ware ,


hope that helped
-ROG
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I'm no expert on that case, but is there enough clearance on that bottom radiator to allow effective airflow? It seems the fans would meet a lot of resistance and limit the effectiveness of that bottom radiator.

Thanks for the tip! I just had the radiator sitting at the bottom of the case, so I added a some small rubber stands to prop up the radiator a bit from the bottom of the case. My temps dropped a few degrees and I think it was because of the radiator since the ambient temp in my family room is pretty constant.
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by seeing the picture those temps are good for you!, you have a very slim rad and the 120 makes no difference to a loop so those temps are about normal for your hard ware ,


hope that helped
-ROG

Thanks for the info! So it seems like my temps are as good as they are going to be in the FT02 case. I was originally going to go with a thicker 180x2 rad, the alphacool XT45, but it was too thick with the fans attached to fit.
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Good to hear! Enjoy your better temps. Now go get gaming thumb.gif
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lose the hard drive cage and i bet your temps get a degree or 2 better. its good the fans are in pull on the 2x 180. i assume those are the stock air penetrators? i dont remember the specs off hand but i dont think they were awesome for rads. the silverstone replacements are great though. and that extra 120 is doing more than ROG is giving it credit for.
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lose the hard drive cage and i bet your temps get a degree or 2 better. its good the fans are in pull on the 2x 180. i assume those are the stock air penetrators? i dont remember the specs off hand but i dont think they were awesome for rads. the silverstone replacements are great though. and that extra 120 is doing more than ROG is giving it credit for.

I thought about removing the drive cage and using a 180x3 rad but I figured that was way more work that I was really willing to do. The fans I'm using are the AP181 fans. My case originally had the FN181 fans but I replaced them with the AP's a few years back. I'm thinking of switching the AP's out with the FM181 fans since they are white, and I think they would look pretty nice with the white tubing in the case.

A quick update on temps, I overclocked the 470 up to 810 MHz with 1.012V and it ran great through a couple of Civ 5 marathons this weekend. The highest temp recorded was 82C. It was pretty amazing playing Civ with me being unable to hear my PC. Even with the FT02, the 470 would rev up pretty loud with noise while playing anything with the stock cooler so I was pretty happy playing it over the weekend. When I overclock my 3770k again, I'm guessing I'll have to drop the voltage and OC a little on the 470 but I'll still get pretty great performace for a nearly silent gaming PC.
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