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Case is hot; is my GPU overheating or do I desperately need better cooling?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Added a 120mm fan. The GPU tops out at 65-70C compared to 80C+, but the system is quite clearly a lot louder now (>>>27dB rating LOLLL). Hottest part of the case is 5C over ambient; previously it was maybe 20C over ambient. Thanks for the help.

11 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

You're GPU mining in a tiny 88R.  Of course the case is getting hot.  :D

Only 1 GPU

12 hours ago, Tristerin said:

Yes GPU mining is profitable.  BTC Exchange market.  Mine low level coins, exchange for BTC.  I do so on my Furys when at work.  And CPU mine.  1700's do work.

Is it any more profitable than Nicehash?


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

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OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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-me 3y ago

 

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Using case picture i can tell that some fans pushing air into oposite side, thats why where it should be coldest it is most hottest part in whole case because intake and exhaust fans pushing air into each other.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, speed258 said:

Using case picture i can tell that some fans pushing air into oposite side, thats why where it should be coldest it is most hottest part in whole case because intake and exhaust fans pushing air into each other.

It has only one exhaust fan though out of the box


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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-me 3y ago

 

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1 minute ago, NunoLava1998 said:

It has only one exhaust fan though out of the box

make sure that exhaust fan is actually pushing out of case air instead inside case(it happens from time to time where exhaust fan is actually pushing air inside due to wrong install side)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, speed258 said:

make sure that exhaust fan is actually pushing out of case air instead inside case(it happens from time to time where exhaust fan is actually pushing air inside due to wrong install side)

It's exhaust; even then I've already installed an intake fan recently (see above posts) and the cooling is good


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

-me 3y ago

 

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3 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

It's exhaust; even then I've already installed an intake fan recently (see above posts) and the cooling is good

also in which side your cpu fan cooler pushing air?

 

PS. I suspect that intake or exhaust fans doe not provided needed airflow(too slow in RPM or too small in diameter 90mm or below), forcing air to stay in case

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Posted · Original PosterOP
46 minutes ago, speed258 said:

also in which side your cpu fan cooler pushing air?

 

PS. I suspect that intake or exhaust fans doe not provided needed airflow(too slow in RPM or too small in diameter 90mm or below), forcing air to stay in case

I already installed the fans and they're working okay. I have no idea about what side the CPU cooler is pushing air lol


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

-me 3y ago

 

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Just now, NunoLava1998 said:

I already installed the fans and they're working okay. I have no idea about what side the CPU cooler is pushing air lol

try take as thin as possible paper and put near cpu fan and you probably will know results

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On 6/9/2019 at 3:54 PM, NunoLava1998 said:

I have a Corsair 88R and started GPU mining. My GPU can be in two states:

  • 12h a day (while I'm on PC): GPU mining, fan is 55%, stays at 70-75C.
  • 12h a day (while I'm sleeping or not on my PC): GPU mining, fan is at 30% (I NEED TO FUCKING SLEEP!!!!), stays at 80-83C.

The thing is, I've been mining for the past 6-12h and I touched my case and it actually feels quite hot (20C ambient, but it's like 35C, so a 15C delta). My GPU is reporting 80C (this in the second state); hell parts of the case are at probably 40C. 

Here's a basic heat map I made in paint.net:

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Red is 30-35C and purple is 40C+. The case is apparently made of Steel, and the windows are acrylic. Do I desperately need better case cooling, or is my GPU actually 750ºC and they missed a 0?

I had the same case. While those temps are normal, if you want to, you can try a day without the front panel on. If you like the results, you can dremel out a hole for the fans and place some aluminum mesh over the hole. It works great and is exactly what I did.

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