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January 15, 2013 3:21:24 AM

Greetings all,

I just successfully built my first ever CPU (December)! Initally i had no plans to overclock my system...but i caught the bug!

My case is a NZXT tempest 210. I bought a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer and i have it in a push/pull configuration which made me convert my rear exhaust fan to an intake fan. So i have 2 top (exhaust) 140s, 1 side (exhaust) 120, 2 push/pull (intake) 120, 2 front (intake) 120s and a bottom mount PSU (exhaust)

I'm getting (what i consider) crappy temps out of my system when trying to OC (53c at 4.1ghz on a FX-6100 at max load via prime95) and wondered if my configuration could be changed to improve my temps.

I was also thinking it may be the thermal paste? I used whatever compound they had on there.

Any help in this matter would be appreciated. Thanks.

P.S. If this is the wrong place to post this please point me in the right direction.


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January 15, 2013 4:00:19 AM

first look at nzxt they got a water cooler install so you have to uninstall the rear fan in the case the look at thermaltake how to install the cooler http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_000... after that to must be exaust and front as intake ith the side one also,if you put 1 fan to push air in from the front and the other to pull air out the air wil circle around from one fan to the other and not creating a air flow see this diagram http://www.guide-informatica.com/2012/07/raffreddare-il...
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January 15, 2013 4:16:56 AM

Try switching the side fan from exhaust to intake(blowing into case)

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January 15, 2013 4:55:30 AM

I just added a second side fan as an exhaust. It dropped my temps about 4-6 degrees Celsius. I'll try switching them tomorrow and report back. Thx for the help...stand by.
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