46 months ago
I'm trying to figure out if my fan setup is messing with my overall cooling effectiveness. This isn't an updated picture; as now my fans are inside of the front panel for the h100i GTX radiator, in intake position. My question is, should I reverse my top fan to be an intake instead of exhaust? My temps for my GPU average 30C idle, about 55-60C after gaming for a moderate amount of time, I've never seen higher than that for the GPU. Currently running a 5.5% core Overclock, as that's the max it can do. I don't normally use AMD but I couldn't pass up a card that runs as good as a 980, and cheaper by far. (Hydro 980 is 650+) My CPU is i5 6600k @ 4.6 ghz 1.375V. Up from 1.345, it was stable at 1.345 but as soon as I ran prime 95 workers 3/4 failed. As I moderately increased voltage they stopped failing, at 1.37 only worker 3 was failing, 1.375 the fails stopped. I probably got a bad chip, but it's fine cause 4.6 is a good OC for me, and under 1.4 is still within normal ranges. CPU temps, while stress testing and cooler on performance speeds with fans is about 70C max, normal usage I don't see anymore than 50C, usually settles in 40s, with fans set at 50%. I'm considering replacing the corsair fans. Something to note, I didn't bother with aftermarket thermal paste I just use what was on the cooling block pre applied since corsair is a quality product.