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Hi all. Another question(s) today, this time about my case airflow.

I currently have dual 140 intake and dual 120 exhaust. It is setup like so:

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As you can see, it seems as if it WOULD be well balanced. This isn't the case <--- im so punny ahahah I need friends :(

Anyways yeah there is like no air going to my GPU at all (understandably considering everything is pulling it upwards and above the GPU itself.)

I'm also getting a 212 evo in a few days, that will further direct airflow through it, which would still be away from the GPU. I'm considering just removing the top fan altogether. It (as of right now) seems to pull a fuckton more air than the rear, but once the 212 evo is in, I will want the airflow to go out the rear exhaust. Input and thoughts are appreciated. Thanks :D

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

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How can you tell that the graphics card isn't getting fresh air?

Having both the top and rear exhaust definitely helps with cooling. I'd suggest leaving it in. If you're curious, you could unplug the top fan and run some benchmarks to see how much your temps rise.

 

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How can you tell that the graphics card isn't getting fresh air?

A simple test of the hand can tell that. You can actually feel the air going a different way. Also my GPU idles very high, which perhaps you could PM me about it, because it is slightly an issue.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

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A simple test of the hand can tell that. You can actually feel the air going a different way. Also my GPU idles very high, which perhaps you could PM me about it, because it is slightly an issue.

Your hand isn't a good measurement of airflow. 

What are you idle temps?

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I have that almost exact airflow setup and my gpu is fine.

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Your hand isn't a good measurement of airflow. 

What are you idle temps?

Well I idle at about 65*C. This is due to a few reasons. One, I have Zero Frozr because MSI card :/

Two, for whatever reason, with more than one monitor plugged into my GPU, it idles at max core clock (1100mhz) and the memory at 1500mhz. With a single monitor plugged in it idles at like 300-450mhz core clock. I don't know if this is a driver issue or what, but it also happens to my buddies 290.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

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Well I idle at about 65*C. This is due to a few reasons. One, I have Zero Frozr because MSI card :/

Two, for whatever reason, with more than one monitor plugged into my GPU, it idles at max core clock (1100mhz) and the memory at 1500mhz. With a single monitor plugged in it idles at like 300-450mhz core clock. I don't know if this is a driver issue or what, but it also happens to my buddies 290.

The temps are normal with Zero Frozr. You can set a custom fan curve with software like Msi Afterburner if you want idle temps to be lower.

The extra load with more displays is normal.

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The temps are normal with Zero Frozr. You can set a custom fan curve with software like Msi Afterburner if you want idle temps to be lower.

The extra load with more displays is normal.

WELL ya see, Zero Frozr is only effective up to 60*C. Meaning I idle with the fans on. For example as I'm writing this:

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CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

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WELL ya see, Zero Frozr is only effective up to 60*C. Meaning I idle with the fans on. For example as I'm writing this:

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What are your case fan speeds set to?

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What are your case fan speeds set to?

1600 rpm all around.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

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1600 rpm all around.

The temps are probably due to your voltage and power limit slider pulled all the way to the right.

Have you tried pulling them back a bit?

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The temps are probably due to your voltage and power limit slider pulled all the way to the right.

Have you tried pulling them back a bit?

Can't keep my overclocks stable without it :P also it doesn't make but a 2-3*C difference anyways.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

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Can't keep my overclocks stable without it :P also it doesn't make but a 2-3*C difference anyways.

So stock settings still result in ~60c at idle?

Keep in mind it will take a while after reverting settings for the air to cycle out and case temps to normalize.

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So stock settings still result in ~60c at idle?

Keep in mind it will take a while after reverting settings for the air to cycle out and case temps to normalize.

Yeah its insane. I'm going to have to say it's because the GPU NEVER FUCKING DOWNCLOCKS. Like it's always pushing a max load-like voltage through it because of this. Even if the usage is literally 0%. :/

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

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I have that almost exact airflow setup and my gpu is fine.

Same. My GPU temps are normal.

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R9 390X or any high end AMD card are really hot and designed to handle those high temperature. i think AMD card starts thermal throttle at 90C. soo 65C is perfectly normal at that point. also you have a MSI card witch is bound to have a 'high' idle temperature,but it's fine.

 

Fun fact : i have the same case with 212 evo. the cooler have about 1mm gap between the cooler itself and the window of the s340. some people have their 212 evo TOUCH the window on s340. i changed the cooler to a cryorig H7 because when you moving your PC quite a lot like i do. the cooler starts banging on the window and now i have a small crack on the window :P

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