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Hello Overclock.net people,

My friend suggested me to post my question here, i hope i am at the right place/forum.

Main issue: GPU/CPU/CASE getting too hot!

SPECS:
Windows 8.1
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3
!CPU: i5-4670K 3.4GHZ
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)
Harddrives: SSD Crucial M500 + 640 GB Western Digital
!GPU: MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G
!Case/Chassis: Cooler Master Silencio 550
PSU: Corsair CX Series Modular CX750M

I think the problem is obviously the case, but instead of replacing my new case i would like to know if there are any other ways to do it.
Does any of you have this case? If you did how do you handle the airflow in it?
The only thing i adjusted was setting up my GPU fans at 100% using Catalyst Control Center. Stock coolers as everything else is just default.
I even left my window up to get it a bit cooler in my room as well! So it isn't my room and neither my pc location.

I was thinking about getting 2 of the Scythe Slip Stream 120mm case fans, i don't really care about the sound i have a decent headset though. (L. G430)
Maybe a change to the CPU cooler?

Any tips/tricks could help me a lot!

Thanks for your time!

Info: At the picture i used Hw Monitor to check my temps, as you can see on the right you have the max temps i got while playing Battlefield 4 on Max settings.
http://i.imgur.com/0jQISyM.png
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What are you using to cool your CPU?
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I think the problem is obviously the case
Yeah, that case was built for quiet, not cooling. The only thing thats going to stay cool in that case is the psu if its properly mounted. You could put a side panel intake fan on it, both front and back if youre willing to cut.
    
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Well i guess cutting will be a problem though, are there any other suggestions? Is it worth adding a case fan on the front where i have 1 empty spot and if i can see some better temps change the default fans as well?
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To cool my CPU i actually only have the stock cooler that's given with the cpu, as it says on some websites if i don't OC it, it shouldn't need a different one. But this time my case is terrible for cooling and i guess i still have to change it. Any suggestions for it? My budget is around €30/40USD for a cpu fan.
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I looked up your case and it seems it ships with two 120mm 800 RPM fans. Do you only have those two fans and no other fans?
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I would suggest a different CPU core or check your Tim.
Addressing the proper fans can also help.
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Yes i only have those two default fans installed. My 'Tim'? Change cores?
Thanks for the fast replies guys! Really helpful forum! I am going to bed and read the comments tomorrow.
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I would do this at this point:

I'd buy two Cooler Master JetFlo 120mm. They are up to 2000 RPM. You can put those two in the front where there's a fan filter. Use one of the 800 RPM fans as the rear fan. Remove the top, large 3.5" drive cage and only use the bottom one. Because you will have more air intake than exhaust, you can without a problem remove all expansion card slot covers at the back of the case. Air will flow out through those new holes by itself and no dust will come in.

The JetFlo fans have a pretty short cable, I think. I would probably buy a Y-cable and connect both front fans to SYS_FAN3 on the board. The fans can be controlled through PWM so you can use whatever software Gigabyte provides or play around with SpeedFan. The JetFlo fans also come with adapters to reduce max speed to 1200 RPM or something.

You will likely not need a CPU cooler after you fix the case cooling issues if you don't overclock.

If you want to overclock, I'd probably recommend Thermalright HR-02 Macho in Europe. You can get it for as low as 35 € where I'm from.

EDIT: I made a mistake! The HR-02 will not fit in your case. It is too high and the CM website says you case has at most room for 154mm CPU cooler height. I don't know what would be best... there's only like two CPU air coolers I know of that will be shorter than 160mm which are True Spirit 120M and Macho 120.
Edited by deepor - 4/12/14 at 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by admiralmali View Post

To cool my CPU i actually only have the stock cooler that's given with the cpu, as it says on some websites if i don't OC it, it shouldn't need a different one. But this time my case is terrible for cooling and i guess i still have to change it. Any suggestions for it? My budget is around €30/40USD for a cpu fan.

Your CPU cooler is not the issue here, cpu temps are only a symptom of the problem

you need decent airflow. Don't put 30 euros of budget towards a new cpu cooler for running stock, just focus on fans, modding case etc unless you want to buy a new case

can you post pics of the case?

Also, compare temps with and without the side panel
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