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Core P5 Fan Direction Question

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Posted · Original PosterOP

About a month ago I swapped a few things around in my builds and moved my SLI 1080 Ti setup to my VR build (which is more of a big screen gaming with a TV build) and put a 2080 Ti in my everyday build.  In the process I hardlined both builds and moved radiators around.  The VR Build now has a single thick 360 mm Radiator on it with Fans in a push configuration from the side of the case that is open towards the back.  Is this optimal or should I draw in the air from the back of the case to the front?


The reason I am asking is that I have gamed at 1080P before on this build without any issue whatsoever and the temperatures stayed relatively in check never getting above 50C on the CPU and 45C on either GPU during gaming in pretty much all games.


Since the change, I am seeing up to 60C on the CPU and 50C on the GPUs on even older games like Bioshock Infinite at the same 1080P.  I have tried it at 4K but the heat builds up even quicker that way.  Should I switch it back or is the only real solution is to add an additional radiator some how?

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i9-9900K - 5.2 Ghz @ 1.305 vCore, 32 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (@ 3200 Mhz), Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Extreme, EVGA RTX 2080Ti XC Ultra, Samsung 970 Pro, Samsung 970 EVO, Dual Custom Loop Cooling, Thermaltake Tower 900, AX1500i


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Don’t see a problem either way. As long as fluid temps are proper. 

Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 16GB, EVGA 1080 SC, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 


Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080 SC, Corsair CX850M, Acer xG270HU 2560x1440@144hz



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