How do you cool your Pc?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by _ENTER, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. _ENTER

    _ENTER Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    I hace a fairly small Pc build with a GTX 1080 and I7 6700k. It can get somewhere in between 70-80 'C while playing games. I was wondering what are some of your most creative cooling solutions and tricks to keep the air flowing. I just usually take the case of and put my room fan on top of it and it dips to 60'C while playing Skyrim.[​IMG]
    Last edited by _ENTER, Apr 9, 2017
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I've always used a case with enough airflow. The Antec 1200 I had before had four 120mm intake fans, two 120mm exhaust fans and a 200mm roof exhaust fan. Now my Corsair graphite 760T has two 140mm intake and a total of three 140mm exhaust fans (two of which are strapped to my 280mm CLC radiator on the roof).

    Bigger fans flow quieter and generally have more airflow, so it's even better at cooking than my old Antec 1200.
  3. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

    Dec 1, 2014
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    If the PSU mounts over the CPU in that case, try turning the PSU so it's fan-down and flipping the CPU cooler fan so that it's removing air as opposed to blowing air on the CPU. That way the PSU can act as an auxiliary exhaust fan if things get too toasty
  4. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

    Jan 23, 2016
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    I fill a bucket with ice from my freezer and dump it right in. Keeps it cool for a few hours at best.
  5. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

    Jun 21, 2011
    Customloop watercooling
  6. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    I use computers to cool me.
    I'm hot af.

    In reality tho, I just bang a bunch of fans in me pc.
    Then again, it's a homeserver anyway ;')
    Yay laptops.
  7. migles

    migles All my gbatemp friends are now mods, except for me

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    this is one of the reasons i dislike small form\mini itx pc's...
    there is little room to air move through..
    one thing you may look into is water cooling\AIO.. there are some small factor cases that allow instalation of 1 block radiators..
  8. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

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    Aug 27, 2007
    I'm using a Corsair H90 to cool my overclocked i5 6600k together with the original fans in my case and nothing goes above 60C while playing for extended periods of time. This is all in a smaller mITX case with a GeForce 970 acting as GPU.

    I have been thinking of replacing the case fans with some Noctua ones, but that would purely be to lower its overall volume.
  9. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    11 fans and an h100i v2, also helps its a full tower case for better airflow
  10. JFTS

    JFTS GBAtemp Regular

    May 10, 2011
    What about the Mac Pro trash can design? And other cases that simulate it like the BottleNext Entropy and the Cryorig Ola?

    Supposedly, the unified, cylindrical design allows the airflow to move only in one direction (up) and that cools the system in a more efficient way.

    What do you think about it?
    Last edited by JFTS, Apr 10, 2017
  11. Temptress Cerise

    Temptress Cerise Miss Magic~ <3

    May 1, 2016
    United States
    6 Noctua NF-A14 PWM Fans. Noctua NH-D15 cooler for the CPU. Pretty much dead silent. Was thinking of getting an Phanteks Enthoo Primo, just so I could slap even more Noctua fans on. But I think I'll save that for another time.
  12. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 15, 2014
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