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I'd left it running overnight last night and this morning, with the heater on 22c blowing over it, it was running at about 30c.
If the room gets super hot, max idle is between 32-34c, load is 47c
I have the same cpu but with the Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-15 1850rpm fan two 25mm shrouds with the the fans/shrouds/radiator in the front as intake my idle is 1-2c above ambient which is normally 22c Prime95 running for 3 hours yielded a max of 36c.
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post #10622 of 28252
I reckon i would get much better performance if i ran it up front as an intake as well... but i doubt i'd be able to fit it that way
    
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post #10624 of 28252
Drawing air from the front is probably the coolest air available. You don't have to have the rad at the front of the bay. At the rear of the bay should work just as well and will still draw from the front. Putting it in the bays also gives you room to add shrouds which will improve your cooling and make the fans quieter. You can click on the camera icon under my name to see some pics.
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Drawing air from the front is probably the coolest air available. You don't have to have the rad at the front of the bay. At the rear of the bay should work just as well and will still draw from the front. Putting it in the bays also gives you room to add shrouds which will improve your cooling and make the fans quieter. You can click on the camera icon under my name to see some pics.
Not to mention that the bays themselves work as a sort of shroud.
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post #10626 of 28252
Agreed by me on all points... it would just take more effort than i'm willing to put in at the moment.
I've had the thing on and off for 3 lots of fans, then shrouds, then re-attaching due to a TIM issue, i'm just a bit over it.
To be honest, the work and money i've put in could've given me a solid base for a full h2o setup... but this works well enough for now and i'm not really pushing my system hard at the moment (i stepped back to 3.8 from 4ghz as i didn't need the extra grunt).

The only extra step i'll take in the near future is lapping the heatsink and CPU... but that's just because i want to give it a go and see if it actually makes any difference.
    
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post #10627 of 28252
Not sure about your current setup but you shouldn't have to remount if you are just replacing fans or moving the rad. In my fan testing craze I made sure I never remounted the pump as that might of had an effect on my temps other than the fans I was testing.

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Not to mention that the bays themselves work as a sort of shroud.
Indeed. You can even sit the fan/shroud/rad assembly on top of your CD/DVD-ROM and use it as part of the air tunnel. Sitting it on top of some foam or other damping material is recommended.
Edited by looser101 - 6/29/10 at 7:02pm
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post #10628 of 28252
The reseating was another issue, no i didn't have to remount it all the time.
It's just all the in and out of the case, dicking with screws, tapping the rad for another thread, shrouds, more fans... as i said, just a bit over it. Can't be bothered riggin up a front setup. You get to the point where you spend all your time tweaking, aligning, testing and fiddling and never actually get to play anything; that's not to say that the whole tweaking and testing isn't enjoyable, but when it gets to the point that it's a chore it's time for a break.
Plus, the most demanding game i'm playing at the moment is Falcon 4 AF... it was released in 2005. I have to disable a core on my 5970 just to play it, so i don't need to clock that much

To be honest, the location of my box is more the issue. It's directly under my heat pump (it's winter here currently) so the intakes are sucking in heat... i'll move it around tonight methinks.
    
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I saw you had a 5970. That's why front intake would probably be a benefit for you... as long as you are not sucking in from your heating/heat pump vents. Good thing you are not taxing that gpu too much because that puppy can seriously affect your temps. I hear your pain though. Maybe one day. If you need 6/32 screws let me know.
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I believe the 5970 is fully encased to make all the hot air exit the back... its a two slot card but the second slot is all Exhaust... I dont have one... thats just what I have heard....
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