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  1. As it turns out I'd forgotten I let MSI Afterburner calculate OC settings for me. I dialed those back a bit (power had been up to 129%) and I fiddled with the default fan curve a bit. It seems to be both running a little cooler and sounding less like a vacuum cleaner.
  2. Well I lowered the fan a bit and knocked down the power limit by 10%. Will see where it goes from here!
  3. I'll poke around afterburner and see what I can do with power too
  4. I'll give that a try and see what happens
  5. I've got this EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming card and I wish it was cooler and quieter. By default I think the fans have 2 settings: off and 100% it goes from being nice and quiet to sounding like I'm running a vacuum cleaner. I set up some new curves in MSI afterburner to keep the fans going at a quiet 33% until it hits 45 degrees when it bumps up to 50% until it hits 65 degrees and goes up to 80%. (IIRC at 75 degrees it goes to 100%) As it gets into the 60s it's still noisier than what I'd like. Is there a good way to cool this down a bit? I've seen those AIO kits but I really don't want to do that. Is it possible to put quieter fans on there? My motherboard came with a couple thermocouple temp sensors. Perhaps mount one of those on the GPU and base an input fan's speed on that and have it blow a little more air towards the card?
  6. Amazing what a couple simple changes can do. I reinstalled Windows today and haven't had time to install the stuff to fan temps, but a little quick gaming check showed things were quieter. The top intake and the exhaust are now lined up with the cooler a little better and the rear one is down as far as I could go. I was thinking I could put it all the way down to the power supply cover but the slots don't go that far. Still there's quite a bit more going on the GPU I think. I kind of cleaned up that power cable for the GPU and got it out of the way. Also ran 2 extensions for the intake fans and put them on to separate headers. All fans are still on the "silent" setting but the lower's speed is now based on the PCIE16 slot temp.
  7. One other question do you think adding a top exhaust fan is a good idea? Or wouldn't I see much benefit?
  8. Thanks I'll give that a try!
  9. I was thinking maybe I should move both the top intake and the exhaust fan a little bit to line them up with the cpu cooler fan. Maybe moving the other down to the bottom would help also? Air flow should be good there's no drive bays to get in the way. Only thing is there are cross bars where those 2 fans meet and another one at the end of the 2nd fan, but I don't think that blocks *whole* lot. Not sure if cutting them off is a good idea structurally.
  10. I can move them down a little bit. When gaming GPU temps are in the mid to upper 60s, usually maxing out around 72. Once it's in the 60s those fans on the card crank up and get get kinda noisy.
  11. The basics on my new build are a Meshify S2 case, Ryzen 3900x cpu, Gigabyte AORUS Master x570 mobo, 3x Noctua NF-14a PWM fans (2 front intake, rear exhaust), a Noctua NH-D15S cpu cooler (running one fan), and an EVGA 2070 XC Gaming gpu. I'm just kind of curious what the best fan setup for this thing would be. It seems to be doing pretty well with the fans in the stock locations. My only complaint is that the GPU fans get a bit noisy when I start playing games. Would a 3rd front fan blowing on it keep it cool enough to keep those gpu rpms down? What if I stuck another exhaust fan up top? As much as I'd like to experiment with a zillion fans and configurations I also have to work from home 5 days a week on this machine so I'm relying on other people for some guidance!
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