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I recently won a sum of money and decided to spend some of it to get a new gaming PC, I took my "old" EVGA GTX 1080ti FTW3 and put it into this build. My only concern is the temperatures reached by the video card, I thought this case would have kept it pretty cool but eventually I reach temperatures ranging between 75 ° and 84 ° celsius. Looking around the internet I discovered that I'm not the only one and on EVGA forums they told me to worry only if it goes over 89 ° / 90 °. In fact the 3 LEDs on the side of the card have never turned red but I am still doubtful, maybe I'll change the case ... I still don't know. The old case in which the card was housed was a Cooler Master HAF X and if I remember correctly I never saw the card exceed 70 ° / 75 °. If you have any advice, criticism or jokes, feel free to comment.

(Sorry for the not so perfect pics but thats the best I can do with my Samsung s6)

UPDATE After changing the thermal paste on the GPU it runs 10°\15° cooler than before so... problem solved!

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

A wild gaming pc appeared!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool mate. What game or games do you like to play? I just ou need up Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and it's hard but really fun.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

think you meant to put this as a comment of the built and not a reply.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes that is correct!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the setting of Sekiro and the charcaters but the gamplay and the commands feedback are not my kind at all. I play a lot of games I dont know where to begin but, as a result for the love began with games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. years ago, I recently enjoyied Metro Exodus. I play online also me and my friend are becoming addicted with Escape From Tarkov (wich set my gpu on fire :D ).

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i wouldve gone with RTX cards but we all know those are expensive as hell

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Dare I ask why so much RAM?

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

Why not?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

16 generally regarded as enough for gaming, 32 is overkill, so 64 likely unutilised, and could benefit elsewhere in the spec

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use software to have your RAM act as a drive and install a game on it for super fast load times.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

I recently won a sum of money and decided to spend some of it

That looks like your answer :)

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Longevity... :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

good choice with the corsair LL120, their great

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig! Now let us talk about how we can also win some money...?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful pc. Why 64gb of ram though?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

May I suggest a little change in airflow here since your concerns about GPU-temps are entitled? First, I use this case for half a year now and changed a lot during this time, last but not least in terms of airflow. I suggest the three fans in the side panel as output for two reasons. First, more hot air from the GPU will get exhausted before it gets jammed which leads to hotter ambient temperature for the GPU itself. Second, the AIO in your rig has to cool the CPU with proper hot air from the GPU. You may thought the intake fans would provide "cool" air for the AIO, it doesn't work like that according to my experiences. I even put a 90mm fan in the back right above the Lian Li logo as intake to feed the AIO which I had as outtake as well. Didn't do any good. The moment I changed side fans to outtake, not only the GPU went "cooler" (from 73°C to max 60°C) but also the AIO was able to cool down CPU to max 68°C (before that easy 74°C @ 1.84V).

Last suggestion here, since it works perfectly fine for me for two weeks now. Put the AIO as intake bottom. Most coolest air for the CPU (in my case max 64°C) and the GPU doesn't give a **** if the air it gets is a little warm, at least my 2070 does not. With now five fans as outtake ( 2 top, 3 side) the ambient temp in case doesn't get higher than 35°C after hours of gaming, which is awesome for GPU, Ram and SSDs.

Last words. You certainly do not have to change the case. This one is poerfect in terms of airflow. Wish you the best and +1 for the case ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Little mistake here. The GPU @ around 60°C is after I replaced the stock fans. Before that and with side panel fans as outtake it reached highest of 68°C. Which is still awesome compared to 73°C.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all thank you for your attention and suggestions, while I was reading your comment I went to see your build and I immediately understood what you were telling me. Now I understand why some cases are made to have the radiator in intake, while I write to you I have ordered some new thermal paste for the GPU, after having applied it I will experiment with various configurations for the fans and I will definitely try the one you advised me hoping that the Kraken tubes will reach the bottom with no problems. ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish you all the luck man!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

After only changing the thermal paste the GPU runs 10°\15° cooler, so we can easily say that's was the problem. In any case thanks for the support!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! Okay, that I did not expect. Longest time I ran the same Card was 3 years and nothing changed in terms of temps. Thought all brands come with a proper paste nowadays. Glad that worked out for you, happy gaming!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought your 2 DIMMS on the right were dummy stick-not very bright. You could of gone with a MSI monitor same specs less of the cost. Still clean nice build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

They light up progressively, its just the effect that I choose and in the moment I took the pics they where half illuminated.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see, I like Asus products but I went with MSI on the monitors got essentially two for the price of your one LOL!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure why your GPU is getting hotter now, but i will say i am experiencing something similar. I have a 1080ti Kingpin from EVGA, basically the same card as yours, and it would run at 60-67 degrees while overclocked when it was in my white View 71 case, but now i've moved cases, to a BLACK View 71 case, and it runs hotter, like 67-73 degrees. I personally think it has to do with the drivers and the game engine but i have no idea. I mainly play pubg.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought of many hypotheses, from the nVidia drivers programmed to destroy the old GPUs (illuminati's programmed obsolescence: D), to the fact that maybe thermal paste doesn't always hold up over time. I also thought that maybe several comments I read about the case are true, they say that the fans on the bottom create a turbulence with those of the video card and the air is trapped without a real exhaust. I thought of changing case, something like an H500M but looking at reviews around the internet and I saw people with 980ti at 80 degrees. I'm really doubtful...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Im stumped also, i really think they are just programming the drivers to destroy the old video cards. Its supper weird...

What did you read about bottom case fans creating turbulence? When i switched cases i added 2 more fans to the front(2 140mm intake + 3 120mm intake) and 1 additional 120mmto the bottom(2 120mm's total). I am thinking there should be plenty of additional fresh air in the case making the temps go lower, but it is running hotter!!!???!??!?!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats why I star to think that my GPU need new thermal paste, becouse it's seem absurd even to me. I've already ordered it and in a couple of days I'll see if anything changes after applying the new one.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I would redo the thermal paste on the gpu, I think there are how-to videos on that.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Its something that scares me a lot, I saw a video from Gamer Nexus where Steve disassemble the same video card that I have and it was like open heart surgery.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I discovered that the procedure is much simpler than I thought, I thought it must be completely disassembled but I was wrong. In the end I just have to remove 4 screws on the backplate, 4 screws from the front frame and disconnect the fan and LED cables. So I will try to follow your advice, I'm open up to any suggestion regarding the more appropriate and efficent thermal paste or liquid metal.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You might consider moving your radiator to the side intake, if it fits there. With the top being your only exhaust, the radiator there is a big restriction and if it's efficient enough to keep the CPU cool then it's fans will have little reason to spin up. That will prevent a lot of air from escaping the case, and will keep your overall case temps higher.

In an ideal world you would want the amount of air being pulled out of the case to match the amount of air being pushed in, for temps anyway. If the radiator won't fit on the side then you can try removing the PCI slot covers in the back so that the hot air around the GPU will leave the case. Even if this wouldn't be considered a permanent solution, you could remove them as an experiment to test if the GPU temps drop, then you would at least know there's still room for improvement.

Great looking build, by the way! I wish the glass on the front and sides were tinted, I feel like that leaves some mystery to what you're looking at, rather than looking like a shadow box.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

In the beginning I had assembled it as you suggested, with the radiator in exhaust on the side, the fans on the bottom in intake and those above in exhaust, but I can assure you that in both ways I keep getting the same temperatures more or less. Probably I have to change the thermal paste on the gpu or maybe its all fine, don't know... in the end HardwareCanucks get 82° with a 1070 inside this case with the same fans setup.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that still seems strange. You would think that a case co-designed my Der8auer would have better cooling, but then maybe that means it was designed for all components to be water-cooled?

Have you tried radiator as side intake instead of exhaust? That way you have more intakes than exhaust? Could stop the radiator from stealing air from the bottom intakes.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually taking in consideration to leave the radiator on top but puttin it in inake and revers in hexhaust the bottom fans. I'm experimenting with various options but rigth now but it takes time, the Corsair LL fans are good fans but you can't say the same about their screws.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

oh just recently robbed a bank... I mean received a large sum of money And then bought a insane PC, what else would I do? lol nice build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

are the fans on the bottom of your case exhaust I can never tell lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottom and sides are intake, top are exhaust for the radiator.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You win the lottery or something or did you have a good time at the casino? ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Casino and stuff like that are not my kind of place, lets say lottery :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky man ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Howd you win a large sum of money? Nice build btw

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Scratch and win

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How Much?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That case is awesome. Love the visibility.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

can i use this for rainbow six siege

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I played that game even with my old rig

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't take my experience as if I'm the only one in the world with this case, a lot of people use it with 2080ti and never go beyound 75°. Maybe its my gpu that has begean to die :\

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Change thermal pads. Easy to do if you take your time. If your nervous video yourself doing disassembly. Then you have easy how to re assemble video. YouTube prob has videos as well. It’s amazing how much new thermal pads and paste can change temps.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Problem solved with new thermal paste, temps updated in the description ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad it worked out! 5.00 for some arctic silver beats the hell outta having to replace a cpu or gpu early because you baked it! teardown and reassembly wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be was it?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

After only changing the thermal paste the GPU runs 10°\15° cooler, so we can easily say that's was the problem.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 8 points

dont bring instagram comments into this