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46c idle, crappppppp. my 2 in SLI idle around 29-36c at 75% fan speed. have you tried your card in your mates rig.
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Weirdly, no I haven't tried my card in my mates rig, he's at uni at the moment, 300 miles away, so I can't just say "hey bring your stuff round, I need to test something"
    
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bugger, shame u don't live near me would have helped if i could.
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Weirdly, no I haven't tried my card in my mates rig, he's at uni at the moment, 300 miles away, so I can't just say "hey bring your stuff round, I need to test something"
Hmm.. Raven shouldn't be that bad at airflow. Maybe the fans you got don't work as well mounted differently (in the raven)??

As for temps, if there isn't enough airflow your temps won't drop by much. Does seem suspicious, is maximum pressure being applied by the cooler? May poor contact or something too.
    
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Hmm.. Raven shouldn't be that bad at airflow. Maybe the fans you got don't work as well mounted differently (in the raven)??

As for temps, if there isn't enough airflow your temps won't drop by much. Does seem suspicious, is maximum pressure being applied by the cooler? May poor contact or something too.
Well the fans at the rear of the case, whether on or off, it makes only 2C difference.

I don't think it's the air flow... It might be the H50, I have it in push/pull and since I wanted positive air flow, I mounted the fans the opposite way, so it's sucking air out of the case at the top.

My room is around 27 degrees at the moment, occasionally dipping down to 25-26. My fan controller temperature readings are vastly different, obviously due to the fact they're temperature probes, they're like 10 degrees lower.

I've recently replace the thermal paste on the CPU, using CFII! I don't know where this extra 10C has come from in the last few weeks.

Tempted to just sell it and re-build! :/ but I'd get like £600 for it or something stupid! It's not worth selling.
    
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46c idle, crappppppp. my 2 in SLI idle around 29-36c at 75% fan speed. have you tried your card in your mates rig.
75% fan on 470's is LOUD, and why would you idle them at 75%? normal 470's idle around 40 with stock fan profile.
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bugger, shame u don't live near me would have helped if i could.
I appreciate that, cheers , I'm just really stressed out right now too, with uni work n' that.

My computer is like my escape from it all, and when it goes wrong, it annoys the hell out of me. I want to make the most of this computer, but I just seem to be going backwards.

One of my other closer friends, has a similar rig to me, except he has dominator GT RAM, corsair 600W PSU, XCLIO Godspeed full tower case, and an HD 4870.

It pretty much blows my computer out of the water in terms of "smoothness", "cooling" and price. Cost him around £700.... Mine cost me £500 MORE, I want my £500 back lol!
    
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75% is no louder than my case fans and it doesn't bother me.
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if you want to spend little but with huge performance gain then I suggest getting another gtx 470. sell your board then get a cheap 790gx/890gx board. use the SLI hack. it will work with any amd board that supports crossfire. mine is running two 470's on my 790FX board and it works without any problems
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if you want to spend little but with huge performance gain then I suggest getting another gtx 470. sell your board then get a cheap 790gx/890gx board. use the SLI hack. it will work with any amd board that supports crossfire. mine is running two 470's on my 790FX board and it works without any problems
Well, that means spending £250-270. Card is £190, my GPU cooler is too large to fit a second one on the cheaper boards, I'd need to spend at least £60-80 to get one that'd fit.
    
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