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awesomesauce

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I have the Thermaltake Tower 100 and currently running two Thermaltake 120mm pure plus RGB fans. I have a ryzen 2600 with stock cooler and evga RTX 2060 and my Temps for the cpu while using Google Chrome are 43C. In my head that's a bit high so I was thinking of upgrading to two 140mm noctuas. I have also thought about I stalling a 120mm AIO. What do yall think?

 

EarthDog

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In my head that's a bit high
That's the only place where 43C is high.... in your head. :)

43C is nothing.... and browsing the web isn't the way (a good way) to measure temperatures. You want to test with a more significant load, like a stress test of your choice (maybe AIDA64 or something similar). These chips are good to 100C.

As far as fans, you can add more...sure. Airflow generally helps, yep! The 120mm AIO will be a slight improvement over what you have, but, I'd look more at a 2x120mm or 3x120mm.

Again though, we have no idea what your load temperatures are and 43C browsing the web is fine (albeit a bad measurement method).

EDIT: I see now that chassis is a MiniITX so you don't have a lot of room. If you move to 140mm fans, make sure they move more air than your current ones. Since you can only fit a 120mm AIO there, it is what it is, and it should improve temps (not that you have to with the limited information we have)... but not sure by how much... maybe a couple/few C.
 
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awesomesauce

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That's the only place where 43C is high.... in your head. :)

43C is nothing.... and browsing the web isn't the way (a good way) to measure temperatures. You want to test with a more significant load, like a stress test of your choice (maybe AIDA64 or something similar). These chips are good to 100C.

As far as fans, you can add more...sure. Airflow generally helps, yep! The 120mm AIO will be a slight improvement over what you have, but, I'd look more at a 2x120mm or 3x120mm.

Again though, we have no idea what your load temperatures are and 43C browsing the web is fine (albeit a bad measurement method).

EDIT: I see now that chassis is a MiniITX so you don't have a lot of room. If you move to 140mm fans, make sure they move more air than your current ones. Since you can only fit a 120mm AIO there, it is what it is, and it should improve temps (not that you have to with the limited information we have)... but not sure by how much... maybe a couple/few C.
I'll make sure to do a stress test when I get off work to check. I failed to mention I was thinking of OC'ing my 2600 to squeeze a little more performance and judging from msi afterburner refusing to oc my GPU due to Temps (I think) I was figuring a better cooling method would work. Thankyou for your reply and I will post some load Temps when I get home.

 

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Sounds good.


Not sure how far you'll get overclocking on the stock cooler, but, it's worth a try. Let's get actual load temps first and see what kind of headroom you actually have. :)
 
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awesomesauce

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Sounds good.


Not sure how far you'll get overclocking on the stock cooler, but, it's worth a try. Let's get actual load temps first and see what kind of headroom you actually have. :)
Yeah if I don't have the headroom with the stock cooler I was thinking the AIO. On the topic of the case fans, my thermaltake 120mm's claim 56.45 CFM. When I look up the noctua NF-A14 it gives me 140,2 m3/h which I think is(using an online converter) is 82.4 cfm. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I also seen where a guy installed a 240mm AIO in the same case by swapping both side panels but it looked like it covered an 1/8th of the fan(don't know if that would hinder much) but I didn't see how he secured it the the panel. Here is the link: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/tRrV3C 374598.26288a68dc20836164152d3a271638c9.1600.jpg


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Which cooler do you have, exactly? AMD has two.. one is pretty basic, the other decent. If it's the latter, I'm not sure how much better a 120mm AIO will actually be...
 
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awesomesauce

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SPire is OK... an AIO should improve things, but how much... no idea. Airflow is key!
Based on the figures I looked up do you think the noctuas will be a worth while upgrade? You get a chance to look at that link where the guy put in a 240mm?

 

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'Worth it' is different for everyone. ;)

I see the 240mm in there... I would do that over a 120mm any day... they just cool better. If you're overclocking, that would help.
 
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awesomesauce

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'Worth it' is different for everyone. ;)

I see the 240mm in there... I would do that over a 120mm any day... they just cool better. If you're overclocking, that would help.
Ok cool. Now I just have to figure out how he secured it to the side panel. The case doesn't officially support a 240 so it's interesting [emoji848]. I'll post load temps later today, I really appreciate the help [emoji3]

 

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For air cooling, typically about 30 minutes will suffice. ;)

...but 40 mins in................what?
 
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awesomesauce

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For air cooling, typically about 30 minutes will suffice. ;)

...but 40 mins in................what?
Lol didn't know. So it seems 75 with spikes to 83 isn't horrible. Do you think I should mess with investing in watercooling and different case fans to overclock? All I do is game. Arma 3, borderlands series, and Witcher 3.

 

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So those temps were max in gaming? That's nothing to worry about, but warmer than I'd expect out of stock.
 

Mr.Scott

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My take:
You're running a stock Spire.
Find one of the Wraith Prism's with the RGB fan. It's a heatpipe cooler. Works way better.
The fan is very good. Has a switch on it for low and high range for PWM. Set it to high and call it a day.
Cheapest decent upgrade option you have. You'll have to spend more just to get only a couple more degrees drop. Not worth it in my opinion.