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Cooler Master Elite 130 heat issues

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March 17, 2014 3:02:44 PM

I am planning on building my first PC next week, and I wanted a small build. I was planning on getting the CM 130 because it is under 10" tall, which is the max height I can have to fit in my shelf.

If I am air cooling an i5-4570 with the stock air cooler and have a AMD R9 270 graphics card, should I be worried about the heat? Thanks!

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March 17, 2014 3:09:16 PM

No you should be fine I would recommend a blower style card though to prevent all that hot air from staying in the case. That is how my case is set up for an HTPC.
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March 17, 2014 3:41:16 PM

Thanks for the quick reply! I wasn't sure because a lot of other builds using this case used AIO water cooling.
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March 17, 2014 3:50:59 PM

ishumbisho said:
Thanks for the quick reply! I wasn't sure because a lot of other builds using this case used AIO water cooling.


Not a problem. It will take a 120mm AIO up front but I didn't think it was necessary it comes with a fan up there.
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March 19, 2014 11:07:44 AM

My 3570k on stock cooling in an Elite 120 got to boiling when playing Assassin's Creed 3 (that game seemed to get temps up higher than any other load on the system). Replaced the stock cooler with an H60 with the radiator and fan shoved up front behind the stock case fan, and now I can't get the CPU past 60°, and it's much quieter. GPU was and is a Radeon 7850.
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