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Air Cooling and Overclocking

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December 30, 2012 9:20:01 PM

Hello, I have a couple questions regarding my air cooling system, and how fast I'll be able to OC my system. This is my first build so please bare with me.

Do I have my fans in the right configuration? I have the NZXT switch 810 Chassis, and all NZXT fans, but different models.
I have 3 140mm 60CFM fans at the top for exhaust
1 200mm 166CFM fan at rear for exhaust
2 140mm 60CFM fans at front for intake
1 200mm 166CFM fan at bottom for intake
2 140mm 80CFM fans angled at my gtx 690

In addition to this I have a Phanteks CPU cooler with 2 140mm fans

If I have all my fans correct how fast will I be able to overclock my system without approaching dangerous temperatures to my CPU and GPU

My MoBo: Asus P9X79 pro
CPU: 3930k core i7 hexacore
GPU: EVGA GTX 690
PSU: NZXT Hale 90 1000W
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz low profile
Thanks for the help

December 31, 2012 1:02:47 AM

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January 2, 2013 7:42:04 AM

I don't have any experience with your CPU but you've got a really good air cooler if not the best air cooler. I would test it and see how far you can go. I would recommend keeping the temps under 70C. That's just what I'm comfortable with. I believe that CPU can go all the way up to 90C before throttling itself. Overclock your CPU and use Prime95 to test for stability and monitor temps with RealTemp or CoreTemp.
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January 2, 2013 1:49:19 PM

you'll get pretty high with that set up , if you have a good chip .try it , try to keep temps under 70
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