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Bigger fans, all other things being equal, move more air than smaller ones.

All other things are seldom equal. wink.gif
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Found the A540 for $109 shipped today directly from Corsair. Once I receive it and get everything switched over I will let you all know how the temps are.
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I am starting to think my issue really is my case. I found a review that said the following about it:

"Sadly though GPU thermal performance was very disappointing, something which came as a bit of a surprise considering the apparently beefy cooling layout on show. Even with the dual 240mm fans at high speed the GPU cooling performance of the Sniper was disappointing, and is comfortably bested by a wide selection of less glamorous chassis. Inevitably dropping the fan speed only worsened the issue as well.

In fact, with the dual 240mm fans set to half speed, the Sniper posted the highest GPU Delta T value we’ve yet seen using our current testing setup, and was incredibly a full 4°C hotter than the NZXT Whisper – a case that uses just a single 120mm cooling fan!

Initially we were mystified with this, but it seems the problem is one of design. The cooling layout of the Sniper means that air from the front intake is pulled upwards towards the top exhaust before it even has a chance to reach the GPU, creating a zone of dead air around the GPU that leads to an increase in temperature. In addition to this the sheer volume of internal space the single front intake has to accommodate causes a drop in the “wind tunnel” effect narrower cases, like the NZXT and Hiper, tend to see more easily."

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2009/01/12/cooler-master-storm-sniper-review/5
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post

I am starting to think my issue really is my case. I found a review that said the following about it:

"Initially we were mystified with this, but it seems the problem is one of design. The cooling layout of the Sniper means that air from the front intake is pulled upwards towards the top exhaust before it even has a chance to reach the GPU, creating a zone of dead air around the GPU that leads to an increase in temperature. In addition to this the sheer volume of internal space the single front intake has to accommodate causes a drop in the “wind tunnel” effect narrower cases, like the NZXT and Hiper, tend to see more easily."

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2009/01/12/cooler-master-storm-sniper-review/5

the review is not "accurate" in relations to your build because you actually have the side panel fan installed. the bit-tech review was w/o the side panel fan installed. with the side panel fan installed, the GPU cooling performance should not be bad at all. there is a HUGE difference in cooling performance between having 1 big front intake fan vs 2 big intake fans with 1 on the front and 1 directly blowing on the GPU's. smile.gif

I still don't think it's a case issue. if anything i would say it may be a defective fan issue.
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the review is not "accurate" in relations to your build because you actually have the side panel fan installed. the bit-tech review was w/o the side panel fan installed. with the side panel fan installed, the GPU cooling performance should not be bad at all. there is a HUGE difference in cooling performance between having 1 big front intake fan vs 2 big intake fans with 1 on the front and 1 directly blowing on the GPU's. smile.gif

I still don't think it's a case issue. if anything i would say it may be a defective fan issue.

Interesting. I missed the part about not having a side fan. We'll see what happens when I get my new case.
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