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I just wonder is there any other way to lower noise and temps
what case and with what case fans?
what is the highest ambient room temp you might see in a given summer day?
what are your temps and rpms at max load?
Thanks. Going on SPCR's review I recently bought the Fract Design R5. I have the two stock case fans, I ordered another one to make it three, its in the post. I am very happy with the case. It has brought overall temps down compared to the Cooler Master HAF 912 it replaced.
I live in London so at the moment room temps are probably in the 20° region (with some light heating). In summer it varies but it can get to the high 20's.
This is an ongoing process. The new case only arrived a few weeks ago. Only this week I fine tuned the fan curves which has made a big difference. As for the GPU again I followed SCPR's advice and using MSI afterburner I created a user defined temp/rpm curve. I set the fan at 35% to 70°, 40% at 80° and then full speed at 90°. This has made a big difference. Until reading SCPR's post on here about afterburner I didnt realise that a GPU temp of 80° was ok.
I played a game the other day for 2hrs. I would say this game is fairly demanding and I was averaging 55 to 60fps so I know the GPU was working hard. When I finished the GPU was 75° and working around the 38% mark. Let me say I am not unhappy with this. I could accept this going forward as its a big improvement on what I have been putting up with for some time. But in the quest for a quieter experience I just wanted to ask the folks on here if I can some way get the GPU even quieter.