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December 25, 2011 9:57:30 PM

I have an EVGA GTX 560TI and I have never overclocked it and have nice airflow in my Haf 912. But I am concerned about my GPU temps. My temps in the desktop are usually around 37C but what worries me are the temps I get in game. In the Witcher 2 arena mode, I'll get upward to 77C/80C in 1080p and on ultra with 99% GPU usage and 70% fan speed. Are these good temps?

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December 25, 2011 11:03:40 PM

DudE132 said:
I have an EVGA GTX 560TI and I have never overclocked it and have nice airflow in my Haf 912. But I am concerned about my GPU temps. My temps in the desktop are usually around 37C but what worries me are the temps I get in game. In the Witcher 2 arena mode, I'll get upward to 77C/80C in 1080p and on ultra with 99% GPU usage and 70% fan speed. Are these good temps?


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and have nice airflow in my Haf 912.


For a 912 you mean.....it is somewhat light for a high end gaming box......which might have 8 - 10 fans helping ...... here's a way to tell if ya case is in any way affecting your temps.... take of the side door and use something like this

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_03275000000P?s...

.... to blow huge amounts of air inside ya case..... if the temp doesn't change, then nothing you are going to do case wise is going to help.

However, one 560 Ti shouldn't be having that much of an impact, assuming of course any optional fan mounts have been filled with a decent fan. You have 4 optional fan mounts in that case and if not filled, I would do just that.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf912/home.php...

For comparison's sake, my son's box (Antex DF-85) has 8 fans, CPU is OC'd to 4.6 Ghz (down from 4.8 Ghz for 1st 6 months) and twin 560 Ti's that I just dropped from 1020 Hz to 980.....temps on the cards were 84ish on top card (80 on bottom) so I dropped it down.... all fans are on lowest speed setting. CPU temps are in mid 60's.....these are measured using OCCT's CPU and GPU torture tests.

Of course blowing some compressed air thru the fa shroud is one way to get out the dust.
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December 25, 2011 11:18:53 PM

Those temperatures are considered safe, though there is nothing wrong with wanting to lower them.
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December 25, 2011 11:47:01 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
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and have nice airflow in my Haf 912.


For a 912 you mean.....it is somewhat light for a high end gaming box......which might have 8 - 10 fans helping ...... here's a way to tell if ya case is in any way affecting your temps.... take of the side door and use something like this

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_03275000000P?s...

.... to blow huge amounts of air inside ya case..... if the temp doesn't change, then nothing you are going to do case wise is going to help.

However, one 560 Ti shouldn't be having that much of an impact, assuming of course any optional fan mounts have been filled with a decent fan. You have 4 optional fan mounts in that case and if not filled, I would do just that.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf912/home.php...

For comparison's sake, my son's box (Antex DF-85) has 8 fans, CPU is OC'd to 4.6 Ghz (down from 4.8 Ghz for 1st 6 months) and twin 560 Ti's that I just dropped from 1020 Hz to 980.....temps on the cards were 84ish on top card (80 on bottom) so I dropped it down.... all fans are on lowest speed setting. CPU temps are in mid 60's.....these are measured using OCCT's CPU and GPU torture tests.

Of course blowing some compressed air thru the fa shroud is one way to get out the dust.

I might install some more fans then. I only have the ones that came with the case.
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December 26, 2011 12:16:16 AM

Hey I have the same case and if you want the Side Panel window for it just google Haf 912 side panel and it should be first one I would reccommend getting 2 200's and just putting the 120's on the side .
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December 26, 2011 12:20:02 AM

I have the same case as you but I have an HD 5970. ironically when I turn on the OCCT GPU stress test my GPU core temp stays at 50 degrees at 14 FPS does not change from idle temp. I have all case fans installed. My 140mm side fan is one of the most powerful fans available. But I am not sure if I am doing the test correctly?
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December 26, 2011 1:08:46 AM

Which 140MM fan do you have?
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December 26, 2011 1:24:09 AM

Bgears b-Blaster 140 2 B Hi-Speed Bearing Fan from Amazon.com
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December 26, 2011 1:34:50 AM

Oh that does look amazing Im gunna have to order one, did you put Megaflow's in the front/top of your case or?
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December 26, 2011 1:49:17 PM

I instead bought two new Xigmatek 200mm LED fans on Ebay for $11 each with free shipping. Xigmatek does not honor its rebates, that's why I didn't buy them from NewEgg. However they also move less air than the Megaflows. For CPU cooler I have Corsair CAFA50 but I also added a second 120mm fan with rubber bands.
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December 26, 2011 3:07:46 PM

I just tested The WItcher 2 again today, and it got up to 83C and the fan speed was at 80%. This is really worrying me.
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December 26, 2011 3:09:13 PM

that's b/c you have barely any case fans installed
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December 26, 2011 3:23:43 PM

Would this be a good idea? I'll put a 200mm intake fan in the front. Put a 200mm exhaust fan on top, then move my stock 120mm fan to the side. Leaving my other stock 120mm fan on the back as an exhaust.

Can you guys recommend me the best fans?
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December 26, 2011 3:27:43 PM

I would get rid of all the 1200RPM 120mm stock fans because they move very little air. One is already on the back why are you asking to put one more? I agree w/ your 200mm fans. Also for the side cover buy that 140mm fan that I was talking about and use it as a side intake unless you want an LED fan. For the 120mm fan slot on the back, choose exhaust and get something (anything would work) with 2000 RPM or above. Vote me for best answer.
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December 26, 2011 7:33:57 PM

So you're saying in the HAF 912, to get rid of all stock fans together?
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December 27, 2011 4:48:31 AM

How do I make a fan either exhaust or intake?

And what is the original setup with the Haf 912? Are they both intake?
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December 27, 2011 1:38:06 PM

The original setup is such that front fans are intake and back fans are exhaust. Learn from this original fan orientation. Most other fans installs similarly with this geometry. You can also install the fans based on the direction of airflow that you can feel with your hands. Vote me for best answer.

Like I said before, top fan should be exhaust and side fan should be intake if you want to install them.
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December 27, 2011 6:27:01 PM

They can be flipped over for intake or exhaust. Those fans look good unless you want LED light on them.
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December 27, 2011 11:13:16 PM

Thanks for the help. I'm just about to order the fans. Do you think this would significantly lower my GPU temps?
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December 28, 2011 2:20:14 AM

They should help ..
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