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SwifTech h220-X possible issues

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First post here and wondering if you guys could help me troubleshoot, or possibly have an answer to my issue.

I received my h220 x on monday and have been using for a few days. I installed everything correctly (so I think) yet am receiving idle temps anywhere from 33c to 40c. I've researched the product heavily before my purchase and noticed that most people idled around 25c too 33c. I took the plastic off the cpu block, applied just enough thermal paste, and the block is fastened tight onto the cpu. Everything is plugged in, all fans are using PWM together using the power hub and connected to the cpu fan connector. The only change i've made is flipping the fans so that they are exhausting the air out of the case, and adding one fan to the bottom acting as a push pull exhaust (which i thought would help.)

Does anyone have an idea of what might be going on?
post #2 of 3
It's very important to indicate the ambient temperature! Just stating that the CPU idles at xx*C without also pointing out the ambient makes it completely irrelevant in judging the cooling performance of an AIO or custom loop. For example, right now my CPU idles at 25-27*C and the GPU idles at 25*C, while the ambient temperature is 23.7*C. During the summer, when at times my ambient temp was 31*C, the CPU and GPU idled at over 33*C. And all this with a custom loop comprised of two 360 radiators. Traditional water cooling depends on ambient temperature, the components will never run at a temperature below ambient temp.

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Unless the block is not installed properly, or some other anomaly that temp should be indicative of your ambient, as I'm pretty sure all those people you read about with lower idle temps had an ambient temperature below yours.

EDIT: Also, certain CPUs run hotter than others, could be OCed, etc..
Edited by GetToTheChopaa - 10/7/15 at 6:47pm
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Crucial MX300 750GB Crucial MX100 512GB Crucial MX300 525GB Noctua NH-D15s & Arctic Accelero Xtreme III 
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post #3 of 3
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The ambient temperature in my room is 24c... Also I have my 5820K overclocked to 4.3, and find it odd that even while idleing it runs so hot. I've seen other builds with my same processor and the stock H220 X running at 4.5ghz at 28c idle. I feel like something is wrong, and that I should be getting better temps. Could me flipping the fans and turing it into an exhaust rather than an intake have done anything?

Also I appreciate your reply.
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