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#1 GonzJ

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

Hey guys, I have the corsair 600t case, which has an optional mesh side to add up to 4 120mm fans. I am thinking about adding in 4 corsair sp120 quiet edition to the mesh to give my rig some extra cooling as it gets quite warm. However, I have no idea where I would have the plug the fans into. I believe that the current case fans I have are plugged into the psu, as they do not show up on speedfan or AIsuite. Could anyone give me a hand?
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:39 AM

I understand that case has a fan controller built into it which can control up to four fans.  The fan controller has a manual speed control knob on the front of the case.  It comes standard with 2 x 200mm fans (one in front, one at the top), and a 120mm exhaust fan.  200mm fans shift a lot of air.  Any (or all) of these may already be linked to the fan controller.  The motherboard also will have a certain number of fan headers on it for a CPU fan and a number of case fans.  This varies, but pricier high performance motherboards tend to have more fan headers on them.  As a last resort you can have the fans connected directly connected to the power supply through an adapter.  This will run them at full speed.

 

Can I ask what temperatures you are getting and what particular ones is it that concerns you?  There might be a different way of dealing with it than adding case fans.

 

Personally, I would not want a system with 7 case fans (plus PSU, GPU and CPU fans).  It could be pretty noisy (even with quiet fans) just from the sound of air rushing into the case...


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:42 AM

Ah right ok, thanks for the reply. My cpu sometimes reaches up to 70 degrees C when gaming, on the website of the cpu is states that the max temp is 66.8 or something, so I am just worried I am killing it off quickly. I am using the h100i cooling system.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:47 AM

This is my first good PC so I am paranoid of overheating. I'm currently playing LA noire and my cpu is sitting at 40 degrees. Is that good or not? I have no idea.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:57 AM

If your CPU reaches an excess, or anywhere close, to 70 C, then you have a cooling problem. You should not be reaching that high up in temperature.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:58 AM

I'm using the h100i.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:58 AM

I see from your other thread you have the Core i7-4960X six core processor, which is nice.  Can I ask, is it overclocked at all?  And are the temperatures you mentioned core temperatures or are they taken from the motherboard sensor?


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

I'm using the h100i.

 

Sorry, I hadn't read all your posts. As jonuk mentioned, do you have it over-clocked? If you do, then I suggest lowering the voltage, if you exceed 70C often. This will limit the life of your CPU.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

No. It is not currently overclocked, this is down to the high temperatures that I have been seeing, I am worried about pushing it any further.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:02 AM

I'm currently at the stock 3.6, with volts around 1.12. Is that to high?



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

If your CPU reaches an excess, or anywhere close, to 70 C, then you have a cooling problem. You should not be reaching that high up in temperature.

 

Different CPU's can cope with different heat levels.  The Intel chips are pretty tough.  I'm running a torture test on my i5-4670K at the moment (have been concerned by some of the temperatures it was hitting while overclocked) so I put it back to 3.8Ghz and seeing how it goes, but these are nothing to be concerned about.  For me I start to worry if they go over 90..

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:07 AM

I'm currently at the stock 3.6, with volts around 1.12. Is that to high?

 

No, around 1.1 is fine in voltage. What do you idle at? Spiking at 70C is OK, what is your situation in the surroundings? What's the temperature in the room? Also, what do you idle at?


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

 

If your CPU reaches an excess, or anywhere close, to 70 C, then you have a cooling problem. You should not be reaching that high up in temperature.

 

Different CPU's can cope with different heat levels.  The Intel chips are pretty tough.  I'm running a torture test on my i5-4670K at the moment (have been concerned by some of the temperatures it was hitting while overclocked) so I put it back to 3.8Ghz and seeing how it goes, but these are nothing to be concerned about.  For me I start to worry if they go over 90..

 

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Yes, but 70 C is quite high, and if it maintains temperatures like this during gaming, as in long periods of time, isn't a good idea. Especially, since a H100i should be doing sufficient cooling. My i5 3570k with 4.6GHz intel test burn with a EVO 212 maxed out at 70-80C. I've never dealt with six-cores, but I'm quite sure with the assistance, and no over-clock, of a H100i, that it shouldn't reach 70C extensively. If it's just spikes, and not maintained, then it should be fine.

 

Anywhere within 80-90C is rather worrying indeed, and I had 95, almost 100C, when I placed too much voltage :3. Newbie me.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

I idle at around 27-31. I'm not sure about the room temperature, just standard for the UK at this time. So you think I shouldn't be worried about these temps?

 

I got the pc from pc specialist. I rang them up but they just said that I shouldn't be worrying about it. I just feel that the h100i should be doing more.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

I idle at around 27-31. I'm not sure about the room temperature, just standard for the UK at this time. So you think I shouldn't be worried about these temps?

 

I got the pc from pc specialist. I rang them up but they just said that I shouldn't be worrying about it. I just feel that the h100i should be doing more.

 

Hmmm. Those idling temps aren't bad, especially since you've got Summer now. I kept thinking it was winter, cause I'm in Australia. Are your high temperatures maintained or just peaked? As in, you're just looking at the highest RealTemp's got, or? If it jumps within the 50 or 60 range, you're good. You have to take into account how hot the room is. I idle at about 15C in winter now, and in summer, it can jump up to 30-35C, just idling.


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