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Hey hey this is my little rig.. went from a old core 2 duo laptop that always overheated, to this at the beginning of the year been living the dream ever since. Used for solidworks modelling and some photoshop is (great at rendering!) for work along with a decent amount of gaming and casual use. only thing thats bothered me is the temps started off as ~30C idle and 45C max now they are usually ~44C idle 70C max and i haven't been able to figure out why. 1 graphics card is actually a leadtek 4gb and it runs a bit hot too. otherwise a great build! will add pics soon.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

When did you build this?

Solid build, sucks Australia is so expensive

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

finished the build in late jan last year :).. haha yeah it didnt cost me that much cause of specials and stuff i think all told it was only like $3.5k

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the first time I have seen the motherboard tuned to the side. In the pictures the bottom video cards are facing the back of the case. Do you have the back case fan pulling air in to cool the video cards?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah its a silvestone raven case.. i tried alot of fan configurations and found that having all the fans pushing except the top and on the right side of the case with the side mount hdd bays pulling provided the best cooling. the airflow out the top is pretty good so it doesnt seem to get to disturbed..

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at picture, maybe heat from back of monitors mixing in with case. Looks like the tower is behind the monitor and hot air has nowhere to go?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

the case has airflow going from bottom to top and the photo doesnt show it but it sits out from under the shelf so it shudnt be an issue with hot air going in but ill try moving the close monitor away and see if it helps, thanks!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you dust off your internals and clean the system regularly? That might be the cause of your higher temps

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah and all the the vents in have dust catchers on them which i clean each week

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Try remounting the heatsink. Make sure you apply the thermal paste correctly; not too little, not too much. Look around online to find the correct method for your particular CPU, HSF, and TIM.

Tip: Do NOT spread the thermal paste. Let the heatsink spread it out for you. Spreading it with your fingers or a business card creates air bubbles, which trap heat.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

REALLY!??!?! I always read to spread it! definatley going to remount the heatsink now! what is ur opinion on lapping?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

No, never spread it. Here's a vid that gives a better look on how TIM works...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ

Lapping? I personally wouldn't bother with it, but if you want to, that's up to you. Good luck! :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your thoughts on the monitors? is the 24" a piece worth the $?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

as far as i can tell they are pretty good.. much better than my friends benq. the colours are acurate compared with my dads pro grade not perfect but no glaring problems.. and havent had any issues with ghosting or slow repsonse so id give them a 9/10 cost for what u get.. 27" would be nice but im not rich

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

haha the 27" are like 800ea