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I've been battling crappy ambient temps for years, all my systems have always ran warm as a result. I've got an H70 and two AP-15s and while it's performed well, it's starting to warm up here. Is there anything I could get air-wise that might even be a a few C better than this H70?
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Well, you dont want to go on full on water so there is not much else you can do execpt get a few more AP-15s or whatever that fits in the 600T. In terms of air cooling the CPU, I dont know what would be better.
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NH-D14, Silver Arrow, and a few others will perform a couple degrees better than an H50. I don't know if it's worth it, though, considering the cost. H50/70 are are best used in cases that are too small to fit larger, better performing coolers.
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How about you get the optional door for the 600T and throw 4 decent 120mm fans into it?

Stock cooling on the 600T consists of one mediocre 200mm front intake fan. Airflow will even help water cooling by providing better intake temps.
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Sounds like you need to invest in a Silver Arrow/d-14, Some higher flowing case fans...maby some high power fans on the cooler..and a fan controler.

My roomate HATES running the AC so I'm fighting some high ambiant temps aswell. So far getting rid of the antec case helped out alot! The next thing I did was some San Ace 1011's. One on my cooler and one as a rear exhaust for now. Temps are doing great when its 28-29 degree's(c) in my room. With my sig rig current idle delta is 9-10c above ambiants. load temps are around 47c giving me a delta of 19c(around...its late) on a stock clock(this load temp was after 30-45min of prime yesterday afternoon @ 28c ambiant's)

Furthermore. After swaping my case and the 2 San ace's I was most worried about gameing temps as running BC2 online for about 2 hours heats up my CPU hotter than prime can(due to a stupid hot Feirmi gpu 2 inches away from it at 60-65c) temps hit a peak of 50c after almost 4 hours of play.. Amazing becouse when I first started playing BC2 with antec 902 and stock cooler it would cause shutdown due to heat. hope this rambleing helps you out some?lol good luck!
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Originally Posted by soldierblue View Post
I've been battling crappy ambient temps for years, all my systems have always ran warm as a result. I've got an H70 and two AP-15s and while it's performed well, it's starting to warm up here. Is there anything I could get air-wise that might even be a a few C better than this H70?
Can you take a picture of the interior of your case, showing the setup?

If your H70 is setup as Intake (into case), I think it is worthy to try reversing it (ie as Exhaust out of the case). Having it as Intake can possibly adversely intake the hot air exhausted by your GTX580 and the PSU.

Additionally, to further benefit from an H70 Exhaust setup, add a 120mm fan as case intake in the 5.25'' bay area as shown by the green rectangle in the pic below. Its purpose is to intake front ambient air and deliver them to the H70.
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I don't have a decent pic of the whole setup since I put the H70 in a few months ago, the layout is 100% identical to the first pic save for the cooler. The H70 is set up as exhaust.

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You could try as a quick possibility to turn that 200mm at teh top you have as exhaust and make it intake, see if getting some cooler air to the H70 will help.

Looks like you're running negative pressure right now as far as air flow with side panel on, you might be starving that H70 more then you think from fresh air.
Edited by rx7racer - 4/11/11 at 1:41pm
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I like the idea of having an exhaust at the top. I'm leaning towards putting a 120 or 140 in the 5.25in drive bays as an intake. Any recommendations on a good fan for this? I'm guessing I'm gonna be looking at CFM ratings mainly.
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i went from an h50 to a d14. seems like the d14 does better with high ambient temps.
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