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Cooling problem after installing Cm seidon v120 AIO

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Hello people! I have a problem with my temperatures after installing in my thermaltake armor jr the coolermaster seidon v120 aio and the xfx r9 270x dd 4gb. Im running at 45Âșc iddle and arround 60 at gaming. Someone told me that my airflow wasnt good. Im planing to try another thermal paste but can someone help me build my airflow proper so i can drop my temps? Other specs are fx 6350 and 8gb of ram. I dont have yet a psu because the other one was dead! Im planning to order one later tonight! Thanx for reading. Im waiting for your help smile.gif
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So my new psu will be here in monday. Its the xfx ts series 550w. I also got an mx4 thermal paste to figure out if the problem is there. What else can i do to lower the case temps?
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Do you have the fan(s) on the radiator set up to be intake or exhaust? Intake should drop the temps a couple more degrees. Also, how many fans do you currently have in your case, and are they set up as intake or exhaust?

Upgrading the thermal compound is a good step also. thumb.gif
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I have 2 12" fans in front as intake 2 12" at the back side with the radiator as exhaust and 1 8" at the side as exhaust also. I can fit 1 more at bottom if needed.
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Having the fans for the radiator set up as intake, rather than exhaust, should help out those CPU temps a bit. Also, you might try switching the fan on the side of the case to intake as well. Just make sure that you have an exhaust fan at the end.
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I have 2 fans on the rad. Should i set one as intake and one as exhaust? What if i set the one upper front as exhaust and the other as intake? The heat of the gpu goes up as i know so it goes strait at the radiator!
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The fans on the radiator should be operating in the same fashion as the other - so if one is intake, then the other should be intake. Otherwise, you just get a bunch of noise from the air turbulence (IIRC). If you set up one of the front fans to be exhaust, then it should work out. That way, the fans can be pulling cool air across the radiator, and you'll still have an exhaust fan. thumb.gif
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The Seidon is a 120mm rad so you can put a fan on either side to have one side push the other pull (in other words have them both face the same direction - into the case). That should move ample amounts of air through the radiator to cool the thing down.

Always put a radiator at an intake, because the coolant inside it will be warm so you want cool air moving over it to take that heat away. If you put a radiator on an exhaust port you're just pushing hot air (from inside the case) over the hot radiator which will be way less effective at cooling. A radiator needs nice cool fresh air to work best.

The other fans in the case should be used to extract all that other hot air that you RAM, HDD and most importantly GPU are generating, plus the air that's just gone through the radiator.
So have enough exhaust fans to move that air out of the case. Plus remember, hot air likes to rise, so putting exhausts up top makes getting that hot air out even easier.
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