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Should I overclock my CPU?

I currently run a mini-itx system (silverstone sg13) and am watercooling the i5 7600K with corsair H80I V2 (push-pull), I also have a Zotac GTX 1070 Mini in there with an ATX PSU (modular, so that saved some space) so there really isn't much space. The cpu at 100% load runs about 60C currently (without modifying anything). I know that's a lot of head room but my concern is that the GTX 1070 mini running alongside it runs 90C at 100% load (air-cooled) and I'm afraid overcloacking the cpu would increase the ambient temperature inside the case and thus pushing that gpu temp (is it dangerous actually?) further up. My consideration for overclocking was to decrease video rendering time, and also gain a few extra fps in cpu heavy games (like pubg). So should I overclock? This is my first mitx system so I really don't know what to do. Before when I would use my full tower I would say heck yeah but now its quite confusing to me so if anyone could help please do. Thx!!

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watch the temps on your GPU and when you do overclock, but don't forget to do 'long term stress' (6-24 hours) to see what temps does it balance out

 

i personally wouldn't as 90c is toasty for a GPU, and out of my safe max (85c), but it might simply be because the fans aren't working as hard, and increacing the ambient wouldn't matter much, so experiment 

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15 minutes ago, themctipers said:

watch the temps on your GPU and when you do overclock, but don't forget to do 'long term stress' (6-24 hours) to see what temps does it balance out

 

i personally wouldn't as 90c is toasty for a GPU, and out of my safe max (85c), but it might simply be because the fans aren't working as hard, and increacing the ambient wouldn't matter much, so experiment 

Ah I see. Thanks! I will play around with it:)

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One thing I did in my sg-13 build was to buy a case fan (in my case a nf-a9x14) and put it over by the GPU mesh as more intake but an exhaust might work better. it is my GF's system so I don't have it to play with how to get  better thermals like I do with my own pc. her pc Is not overclocked with anything other than the software that came with the motherboard

 

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1 hour ago, WillBlake said:

I currently run a mini-itx system (silverstone sg13) and am watercooling the i5 7600K with corsair H80I V2 (push-pull), I also have a Zotac GTX 1070 Mini in there with an ATX PSU (modular, so that saved some space) so there really isn't much space. The cpu at 100% load runs about 60C currently (without modifying anything). I know that's a lot of head room but my concern is that the GTX 1070 mini running alongside it runs 90C at 100% load (air-cooled) and I'm afraid overcloacking the cpu would increase the ambient temperature inside the case and thus pushing that gpu temp (is it dangerous actually?) further up. My consideration for overclocking was to decrease video rendering time, and also gain a few extra fps in cpu heavy games (like pubg). So should I overclock? This is my first mitx system so I really don't know what to do. Before when I would use my full tower I would say heck yeah but now its quite confusing to me so if anyone could help please do. Thx!!

Turn up the fans on your 1070 first off. Also is the radiator exhausting or pulling air into the case? If it's exhausting an overclock shouldn't effect GPU temps much. 


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13 hours ago, firecrafter711 said:

 

One thing I did in my sg-13 build was to buy a case fan (in my case a nf-a9x14) and put it over by the GPU mesh as more intake but an exhaust might work better. it is my GF's system so I don't have it to play with how to get  better thermals like I do with my own pc. her pc Is not overclocked with anything other than the software that came with the motherboard

 

I was just thinking about sth like this. But how did you manage to power the fan assuming you mounted it externally? I was also thinking about finding a CNC service locally to make a full cover block so the whole system would be watercooled instead of partially currently. I saw a YouTube video on this and this guy got a 20C decrease so it sounds like pretty good idea to try.

12 hours ago, Zeitec said:

Turn up the fans on your 1070 first off. Also is the radiator exhausting or pulling air into the case? If it's exhausting an overclock shouldn't effect GPU temps much. 

The radiator is intake and psu is exhaust. I figured when the cpu gets hot enough to need active cooling (I set the fan curve really low, hence mostly passive cooling below ~ 50C) the psu fan would be spinning too that's why I did this configuration.

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3 minutes ago, WillBlake said:

I was just thinking about sth like this. But how did you manage to power the fan assuming you mounted it externally? I was also thinking about finding a CNC service locally to make a full cover block so the whole system would be watercooled instead of partially currently. I saw a YouTube video on this and this guy got a 20C decrease so it sounds like pretty good idea to try.

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I just used my spare fan header to power it. and it is just kinda of sitting in the system.

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