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Hi!

I just clocked my system up to 4.5Ghz with the i5-6600K.

I have 4 DC controlled Noctua fans in my NCASE M1.

2 fans in the case floor (140mm + 120mm) - running at 500rpm with a variable speed control (but seem to always remain at the minimum speed).

2 fans in the side of the case and directly above my CPU cooler (Noctua NH-C14). 140mm + 120mm running at 700rpm fixed speed.

I just ran AIDA 64 until the temperatures became stable and ended up with around 60-65°C for all cores (see screenshot). Room temperature is around 20°C.

This seems perfectly fine for a stress test environment. Even if I add 12°C for a hot summer day the values would be around 70-75°C for the stress test.

Now I was initially considering buying a new 140mm PWC fan for the CPU cooler but am wondering if it is worth the money. Do you think I can live with these temp results?

In idle my temps are 22-23°C and during gaming around 35-40°C.

Would be great to hear your experience!

 

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I love the fact they are so quiet.

Do you think my temperatures are too high so that I really need to turn up the fans? With the CPU fan I can only choose fixed speeds. (700rpm / 850rpm / 1150 rpm)

I was eying the Noctua NF-A15 - for variable speed. So that would be wasted money in my case?
 

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I love the fact they are so quiet.

Do you think my temperatures are too high so that I really need to turn up the fans? With the CPU fan I can only choose fixed speeds. (700rpm / 850rpm / 1150 rpm)

I was eying the Noctua NF-A15 - for variable speed. So that would be wasted money in my case?
I think it would be useful make fan go faster. you do not need to spend more money for a new fan. you just have so many fans in your case?
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I think it would be useful make fan go faster. you do not need to spend more money for a new fan. you just have so many fans in your case?
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Of course it would be useful to make the fans go faster. But that means more noise.

What CPU temperatures are still acceptable under normal gaming situations? Then I can see if I need to increase the fan speeds.
 

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Just spent 30 minutes gaming at 700 rpm and the temps were at 30°C. (Aida64 60-65°C)

Then I ran Aida64 at 800rpm to compare and had the CPU at 55-60°C.

At 800rpm I can hear the fan and that for me is not acceptable if I sit next to the computer all day as I use it for work.

So, are the temps at 700rpm OK or do I need to go out and get a PWC?
 

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Temps are absolutely fine.
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Of course it would be useful to make the fans go faster. But that means more noise.

What CPU temperatures are still acceptable under normal gaming situations? Then I can see if I need to increase the fan speeds.
your temperatures are fine. Max 50/60°C in gaming for CPU or something more
That's it
 

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Perfect, thank you! I will monitor it closely in the next days and see if it becomes an issue with certain games.
 
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