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You could've had some increased heat from the paste issue. But the other thing is the air flow. Which direction is the air flow through each radiator.
If you are pulling out of the top from with in the case, it will basically act as a heater core. run all radiator fans in with fresh cool air.

Don't worry too much about air flow. You can run one decent exhaust fan, and be ok. flip over the PSU and you got another exhaust fan!!

Do you not have any 120mm fans?? thrown 2 on the back side of that 240mm rad in the front.
PSU fan wont do anything, if it is under a shroud.
Top can not do intake as no or little intake slots.

The top fans you have is set to exhaust, (Corsair SP120 is not that good, as you do not get a good seal around the rad) you need to follow the diagram that was done to block the extra openings from getting heat back inside case.
The front you want to replace the 140mm fans for 120mm. You could have gone with 280 rad in front which have plenty of room with a 360 rad on top.
Do you know which rad model you have?
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PSU fan wont do anything, if it is under a shroud.
Top can not do intake as no or little intake slots.

The top fans you have is set to exhaust, (Corsair SP120 is not that good, as you do not get a good seal around the rad) you need to follow the diagram that was done to block the extra openings from getting heat back inside case.
The front you want to replace the 140mm fans for 120mm. You could have gone with 280 rad in front which have plenty of room with a 360 rad on top.
Do you know which rad model you have?


I just know they are XSPC radiators. Changing the fans on the front should be relatively easy to do. I'll just need to get some i guess. Hopefully my local best buy has some decent ones i can grab as i don't have a microcenter local to me frown.gif

I was a bit suspicious that the loop could be running hot as the temperatures gradually got warmer. The video card went to 55C instantly, then to 62c in a few minutes. Then every 5 minutes after that it gained 1C. The video card also cooled off really slowly. When at 70c i closed overwatch and it went to 60c then to 56c then to 54c then 52c then it cooled really slowly down to 30c. Mind you my ambients are 22C.


Do you think a repaste would help at all, or should i not bother?
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Best Buy has good fans? You can order from Newegg, Amazon, NCIX many other places.

So you do not know what you have in your system loop? That is important to know, as this will affect what fans to get.
Advice is to first find out what model each part you have in your system.
You will need to do some modding to fix the top exhaust problems.

Changing front fans is not only that, you will need the proper screws to mount fans onto the rad.
This should be done whoever built your system.
    
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Best Buy has good fans? You can order from Newegg, Amazon, NCIX many other places.

So you do not know what you have in your system loop? That is important to know, as this will affect what fans to get.
Advice is to first find out what model each part you have in your system.
You will need to do some modding to fix the top exhaust problems.

I wasn't really considering modding the case sadly. New fans wouldn't be that big of a deal. Regardless of the radiator, would the ek vardar's be any good?

In the first post i mentioned that i had someone else build it for me so i'm not familiar with the parts that ironside used. The radiators at least.

I was hoping best buy would have some fans in stock so i could just buy them, and not have to wait, but it doesn't look like i have a choice. I'll order some GELID extreme from ek if i buy the fans from them i guess.

You don't think new paste would help?


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I wasn't really considering modding the case sadly. New fans wouldn't be that big of a deal. Regardless of the radiator, would the ek vardar's be any good?

In the first post i mentioned that i had someone else build it for me so i'm not familiar with the parts that ironside used. The radiators at least.

I was hoping best buy would have some fans in stock so i could just buy them, and not have to wait, but it doesn't look like i have a choice. I'll order some GELID extreme from ek if i buy the fans from them i guess.

You don't think new paste would help?

Thanks!
New paste will do little to change your problem.
As mention the top rad is exhaust, all the heat from it is going back inside the case and back through the top rad.
Also your ambient temps will affect how well you can cool.

EK Vardar are good choices, you would want 4 of them. 2 front and 2 top.
From the look if you say they are XSPC, then it would be EX240 http://www.xs-pc.com/radiators-ex-series/ex240-dual-fan-radiator
    
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New paste will do little to change your problem.
As mention the top rad is exhaust, all the heat from it is going back inside the case and back through the top rad.
Also your ambient temps will affect how well you can cool.

EK Vardar are good choices, you would want 4 of them. 2 front and 2 top.
From the look if you say they are XSPC, then it would be EX240 http://www.xs-pc.com/radiators-ex-series/ex240-dual-fan-radiator

So you think the vardar's will lower my temps by 10-15c compared to the current fans? I'm sorry for my skepticism. I just never thought fans had that big of an impact. Especially with watercooling where most of the air moving away from the rads is mostly cool. Could i test this before i buy them by opening my side panel or something? I just hate to spend another 100 dollars on fans.

Thanks as always!
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New paste will do little to change your problem.
As mention the top rad is exhaust, all the heat from it is going back inside the case and back through the top rad.
Also your ambient temps will affect how well you can cool.

EK Vardar are good choices, you would want 4 of them. 2 front and 2 top.
From the look if you say they are XSPC, then it would be EX240 http://www.xs-pc.com/radiators-ex-series/ex240-dual-fan-radiator

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002&cm_re=CF-V12HP-_-35-553-002-_-Product

Would those fans be any good?
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PSU fan wont do anything, if it is under a shroud.
Top can not do intake as no or little intake slots.

The top fans you have is set to exhaust, (Corsair SP120 is not that good, as you do not get a good seal around the rad) you need to follow the diagram that was done to block the extra openings from getting heat back inside case.
The front you want to replace the 140mm fans for 120mm. You could have gone with 280 rad in front which have plenty of room with a 360 rad on top.
Do you know which rad model you have?

Not sure why this case has any radiator mounts up top (or in front) if the fresh air intake is virtually non existent. I still think that more fresh air though a radiator (even if it is limited) is better than pulling heat soaked air from the board, and front radiator through the top, as an exhaust.

Turn the fans around and run them as intakes!! you will cut the temps. guaranteed. The only fans you have that fit a radiator that you have properly, should be getting fresh, cool air. Plain and simple.
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I just know they are XSPC radiators. Changing the fans on the front should be relatively easy to do. I'll just need to get some i guess. Hopefully my local best buy has some decent ones i can grab as i don't have a microcenter local to me frown.gif

I was a bit suspicious that the loop could be running hot as the temperatures gradually got warmer. The video card went to 55C instantly, then to 62c in a few minutes. Then every 5 minutes after that it gained 1C. The video card also cooled off really slowly. When at 70c i closed overwatch and it went to 60c then to 56c then to 54c then 52c then it cooled really slowly down to 30c. Mind you my ambients are 22C.


Do you think a repaste would help at all, or should i not bother?

And what were the CPU temps while this was happening?

I think you have enough radiator to deal with the two components you have, assuming you have a cpu/gpu that isn't awful when it comes to heat generation. Neither is excessively overclocked.

Looks like the GPU is what's giving you grief. Did you test your gpu with the factory cooler before putting it under water? Maybe it is super heated (not likely i think).

To eliminate airflow as a variable, you can pop the front and top panels off completely and swing the side panel door open. The front just pulls off the evolv atx case and with the remove of 4 small screws (see doyll's diagram) so does the top.

If the rads are low fin density, you shouldn't need super duper hi rpm fans to get effective cooling out of them.

If under heave full system load, the cpu is ok and the gpu is not, i would think the gpu block is borked.
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And what were the CPU temps while this was happening?

I think you have enough radiator to deal with the two components you have, assuming you have a cpu/gpu that isn't awful when it comes to heat generation. Neither is excessively overclocked.

Looks like the GPU is what's giving you grief. Did you test your gpu with the factory cooler before putting it under water? Maybe it is super heated (not likely i think).

To eliminate airflow as a variable, you can pop the front and top panels off completely and swing the side panel door open. The front just pulls off the evolv atx case and with the remove of 4 small screws (see doyll's diagram) so does the top.

If the rads are low fin density, you shouldn't need super duper hi rpm fans to get effective cooling out of them.

If under heave full system load, the cpu is ok and the gpu is not, i would think the gpu block is borked.


Not full load, but while playing overwatch my cpu generally is around 35c maybe 37c, and the GPU goes up to 70c. I did see one flash of a blink when the cpu hit 55C, not sure why, but it did. Then it was back down at 40c the next blink. While playing overwatch the GPU is at 100%. It took 3 games to hit 70c then i stopped playing. I bought it pre-built from ironside, so i didn't test it with the air cooler, no.
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i7 7700k @ 5011Mhz @ 1.392v 24/7 Z270 Taichi eVGA GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 G.Skill Flare X 16GB 3200CL14 @ 3466CL14 
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